Attachment Theory: Secure Ambivalent And Avoidant

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Author: This paper will describe important information for assignment one. Part Two- Assignment One Throughout history, there have been many individuals who have experience attachment theory in different ways: secure, ambivalent, and avoidant. According to Seccombe (2015), “Attachment theory is a theory postulating the way in which infants from attachments early in life affects relationships throughout later life” (p. 101). A child’s attachment affects how they develop their intimate relationships as an adult. A secure attachment makes you feel safe, which later gives you the ability to have relationships that last a very long time. Although secure attachments provide a higher self-esteem, the ambivalent attachment always revolves around doubt of self-worth. When experiencing this attachment a child has a lot of trust issues, which results to be distant to others when older. Lastly the avoidant attachment, this attachment is experienced when a child does not want anything to do with their…show more content…
Secure attachment is where infants feel safe even when their mothers are not there. Ambivalent attachment is where infants become slightly nervous when their mother is in another room. Avoidance attachment is when an infant does not show any affection or attachment to their caregiver. Also, an attachment theory is when infants form attachments early in life to their caregivers, which reflects their relationships in their adult life. As, we looked at my favorite television show, The Fosters, we could see that both Callie and Brandon formed a secure attachment when they were younger to their caregiver. Although Callie just recently was placed in foster care, she still experiences the love, safety, and security her mother gave her throughout her life. So, therefore, attachment theory can be experienced differently amongst many different

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