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Attachment definition

  1. 1. Attachment The Science of Love?
  2. 5. Attachment A strong emotional and psychological bond to a particular individual
  3. 6. Why do human beings form these strong bonds? <ul><li>Have a look at the following images. </li></ul><ul><li>Give one reason for each image why a child might make a strong bond with the people in the picture. </li></ul>
  4. 7. Attachment <ul><li>A strong, long term, emotional and psychological bond that develops over time between an infant and its primary caregiver (mother, father, caregiver) </li></ul>
  5. 8. How do we know a child has made an attachment to someone? <ul><li>A child gets upset if separated from a particular individual. </li></ul><ul><li>This is known as separation protest. </li></ul><ul><li>A child spends most of its time looking at and wants to be close to a particular individual when in a group. </li></ul><ul><li>This is known as proximity seeking. </li></ul>
  6. 9. Separation Protest
  7. 10. Proximity Seeking
  8. 11. Behaviour that psychologists think shows attachment <ul><li>A child will go to a particular person when frightened, hurt, or upset, to be taken care of and comforted. </li></ul><ul><li>A child will go to a particular person if approached by someone they don’t know. </li></ul><ul><li>This is known as stranger anxiety. </li></ul>

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