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Ohme1kanoby
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Attachment Theory

Post by Ohme1kanoby » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:57 pm

Do you think I have answered the question correctly? Do I need to add anything else? TIA


Q. Describe how your knowledge of attachment theory informs you as the educator, in building trusting relationships with young children.

A.Attachment theory indicates that early responsive relationships in infancy create secure base in which the child feels safe and secure to explore the world. This also gives them a template for future relationships. Children with strong early attachments have greater control over their emotions because they have had access to people who care for the emotional needs.

As an educator the Attachment theory helps me understand the importance of building responsive relationships with the children in care. The quality of care is important in care just as it is at home. Creating attachments with children in care help the children feel safe and less stressed when their primary caregiver has gone.


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Re: Attachment Theory

Post by Lorina » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:54 am

Yes, I think you're on the right track with your response!

I would probably suggest that you add an example of how you will create attachments with children in your care...

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Re: Attachment Theory

Post by khuku » Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:36 pm

Hi Lorina
I am struggling with this question.Is this answer is correct?
15. Explain the attachment theory. Provide the reference you used in answering this item.

Attachment theory is a concept in developmental psychology that concerns the importance of "attachment" in regards to personal development. Specifically, it makes the claim that the ability for an individual to form an emotional and physical "attachment" to another person gives a sense of stability and security necessary to take risks, branch out, and grow and develop as a personality.
Basically, it explains about parent-child relationship and how it influences child's development. It is as simple as it gets: your baby needs to develop a relationship with you in order to grow healthy.
Research on Bowlby’s theory of attachment showed that infants placed in an unfamiliar situation and separated from their parents will generally react in one of three ways upon reunion with the parents:
1. Secure attachment: These infants showed distress upon separation but sought comfort and were easily comforted when the parents returned;

2. Anxious-resistant attachment: A smaller portion of infants experienced greater levels of distress and, upon reuniting with the parents, seemed both to seek comfort and to attempt to “punish” the parents for leaving.

3. Avoidant attachment: Infants in the third category showed no stress or minimal stress upon separation from the parents and either ignored the parents upon reuniting or actively avoided the parents (Fraley, 2010).
Referances:
https://positivepsychology.com/attachment-theory/
https://www.psychologistworld.com/devel ... ent-theory
1. Bowlby, John. Attachment and Loss. 1969.
2. Ainsworth, M. “Infancy in Uganda: Infant Care and the Growth of Love.” Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1967.
3. Hazan, C. & Shaver, P. “Attachment as an organizational framework for research on close relationship.” Psychological Inquiry. 5 1-22, 1994.
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Re: Attachment Theory

Post by Lorina » Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:05 pm

Yes I believe you're on the right track with your response.

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