Type B babies (Securely attatched)
Baby greets mother positively when she returned. (66%)
Type A babies (Avoident insecure)
Babies did not interact or seem concerned when mother leaves and returns to the room. (22%)
Type C babies (Resistant insecure)
Babies showed intense distress when mother was absent, and rejected her when she returned.- babies cried a lot! (12%)
Type B mothers (Securely attatched)
The mother is sensitive towards the baby.
Type A mothers (Avoidant insecure)
The mother also ignored the baby.
Type C mothers (Resistant insecure)
The mother was ambiviant towards their infant. (can't be bothered)
Ainsworth and Bell
their aim was to produce a method for assessing the quality of attachment by placing an infant in a situation of mild stress, to encourage it to seek comfort and to encourage exploration behaviours.