Essays Tagged: "Mary Ainsworth"

Human Relations

and avoid interaction with the mother by turning away to other things such as playing with toys." (Ainsworth, Blehar, Waters,1978). Studies showed a relation to how the mother's treated the children. ... ork environment. This may be the reason why my department has such a low turnover rate.Studying the Ainsworth attachment theories inspired me to continue to communicate with my one-year old nephews. C ...

(6 pages) 165 0 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"We cannot assume that early inadequate experience will some how be cancelled by later experience. Lasting consequences of early inadequate experiences may be subtle and complex...But there will be consequences" (Sroufe, 1979). Discuss.

obably the most important attachment relationship in adult life. The marital relationship is the primary source of social support in adulthood, (Coyne & Delongis, 1986, cited in Bartholomew, 1990) ... nalises a "working model" of the self that is influenced by interactions and expectations of the primary caregiver. The accessibility and responsiveness that the child experiences with the caregiver w ...

(6 pages) 121 0 4.2 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Discuss role of attachment in childhood emotional development.

chment infants have with their mothers. A widely used procedure is the strange situation devised by Mary Ainsworth and her colleagues for children of about one year of age. A child is first brought in ...

(4 pages) 283 3 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Describe and evaluate research into attachment and/or sociability in the first few years of life

ttachments to a number of significant others and by the age of 18 months virtually all have done so.Ainsworth et al's research using the strange situation technique with a controlled observational met ... tances of the caregiver change. Thus challenging the permanent nature of attachment type claimed by Ainsworth et al. Secondly because the use of the strange situation technique together with a control ...

(7 pages) 100 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


s anxiety (Jones, E 1961). Bowlby comprehensively rejected this analysis and saw attachment as a primary, biologically sponsored behaviour in its own right. The need to be close to a parent-figure, to ... tachment bond could explain the rationale behind Sandra's wanting to give her children for adoption.Mary Ainsworth (1991 cited in Parkes) who expanded on Bowlby's observations found that the interacti ...

(11 pages) 290 3 4.6 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

How do Tony and Jo think their experiences of attachment and separation have affected them, and how does this relate to Bowlby's theory of attachment?

n of the beliefsthe child has formed of itself and its relationship with its mother (usually the primarycaregiver) and a critical time period for these attachments to form, usually from sixmonths to t ... rs. (Bowlby, 1951).A child's internal working model is rooted in its' early experiences with its primarycaregivers. Bowlby argues that if these are positive experiences the child will havea strong hea ...

(8 pages) 126 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

How do theories inform our thinking about human development?

rtheless fundamental in the way that we look at how we develop ( Thurschwell, 2001).John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth were also influenced by Freud and other psychoanalytic thinkers ( Bretherton, 1992). ...

(9 pages) 456 0 4.9 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Early Childhood: Analyzing a child

ts which can measure children’s quality of attachment towards parents/guardians. For instance, Mary Aimsworth, who conducted research on The Early Attachment Theory created by John Bowlby, who th ...

(5 pages) 256 0 4.6 May/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Example Of An Analysis Paper On Parent-Child Attachment

ill. The child's parents are not divorced. He has been at the daycare for longer then six months.Summary of Events: Bill's mother will drop him off in the morning and he always cries and clings to her ... o be afraid of. Bill needed his mother to explore this new thing and reinforce safety. According to Mary Ainsworth, Bill used his mother as a safe haven for exploring. Bill showed that he has a secure ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Bowlby’s Theory On Attachment

enz (1935). Lorenz? famous study of young goslings showed they needed to quickly recognise their primary caregiver and stay close to them. He called this process imprinting. Lorenz also discovered the ...

(11 pages) 115 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Psychological Attachment Style of Children

rough interaction with them. In terms of infant attachment, the "special people" is the infant's primary caregiver, most often the mother. As an infant forms a deep emotional connection and relationsh ... ften the mother. As an infant forms a deep emotional connection and relationship with his or her primary caregiver, the infant is able to feel comfort, pleasure, and safety in the company of the prima ...

(3 pages) 50 0 3.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Outline and evaluate psychological research into individual differences in attachment.

om the study carried out by Schaffer and Emerson (1964) on the phases of development in attachment, Ainsworth et al (1978) investigated individual differences in attachment using the Strange Situation ... h the caregiver on her return is carefully observed in episodes 5 and 8.From the Strange Situation, Ainsworth et al developed three attachment styles based on the behaviour of the infant, demonstratin ...

(12 pages) 68 0 3.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Relationship of Infant Attachment Patterns to Personality Development

ll be use to examine infants' quality of attachment. The strange-situation test, which developed by Mary Ainsworth is sufficient to be used in categorizing infants into secure, avoidant or anxious res ...

(6 pages) 115 0 3.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

What Factors Will Influence Whether A Child

the attachment theory is that a young child must create a stable relationship with at least one primary care provider in order to develop normal social and emotional development for future relationsh ... y's theories led Ainsworth to conduct an original methodology to test these ideas.During the 1970's Mary Ainsworth formulated a procedure, which she named 'A Strange Situation.' This method allowed he ...

(8 pages) 73 1 3.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Bonding and Attachment

ld centered, and males have become more competitive and work oriented (Risman 1986, p. 95). This summary will include the definitions of the terms bonding and attachment, the social consequences of th ... Attachment can be defined as the nature and quality of the relationship between an infant and a primary caregiver (Wiggins 2000). Attachment is also reciprocal, the enduring emotional tie between an ...

(5 pages) 5 0 0.0 Sep/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays