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Mary Ainsworth: strange situation
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Ainsworth strange situation(experiment):
-A sequence of events that a child is in a unfamiliar room w/ mother, stranger enters,mother leaves:The child is classified.
"secure base" is what the attached parent serves as from which the child ventures+returns.
-explores environment freely
-upset when caregiver leaves but could be consoled.
-superficial exploration of the environment
-indifferent when caregiver leaves
-exceptionally clingy; deep fear of strangers
-cannot be consoled
-unpredictable emotional responses
Demonstrates children's ability to adapt to their parents investment in offspring.
What are the milestones of phys.+social dev. during childhood?
Attachment marks social dev. in infancy.Measured in the laboratory by Ainsworth strange situation,attachment later relates to social+emotional adjustment.
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