John Bowlby's Four Patterns Of Attachment

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According to Newman (2012) the attachment behavior system is a crucial time for forming a strong bond; it is described as “an organized pattern of infant signals and adult responses that lead to a protective, trusting relationship during the very earliest stage of development” (p.164-165). As Bowlby pointed out in this attachment behavior an attachment built between an infant and adult is crucial and can effect the child in their adult life. The theory was tested using a short psychological approach by Harlow, called the Strange Situation (2015) during a study of a “20- minute period, the child was exposed to a sequence of events that are likely to stimulate the attachment behavior system” (Ziv & Yair, 2015). The text described the research…show more content…
A secure attachment is ideal for what mothers want to form with their infants. When an infant and mother are able to form a healthy bond it has been proven to have a secure attachment in their future adult relationships. Another one of Bowlby’s attachment style discussed in a journal (2013) described an anxious-avoidant child as an insecure, the child will ignore the care giver and will not explore much that is in their surroundings. This causes the infant to want the attention from the mother and not have the confindence in their relationship to reach out into exploring other relationship- this is what a child of divorce can feel from the drama of losing a caregiver (Kolette & Rebecca, 2013). The next attachment style is anxious-resistant; this attachment style causes the infant to want their mother or caregiver but they are upset and anger to that they left to the infant pulls away when trying to be soothed. For example, if a child is often left, later in their relationships the once hurt child might not be able to forgive their spouse after an

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