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How to identify an attatchment pattern – an experimental method developed by Mary Ainsworth


At a very early age, children develop certain strategies in order to form attatchment with their caregivers. These strategies are called attatchment patterns and can be divided into 4 categories: secure, avoidant, ambivalent and disorganised.
In this video you will see how researchers observe various interactions between children and adults, and how the children’s various reactions to seperation show which attatchment pattern they have formed with their caregiver.


This video can be found on the website johnbowlby.com or on YouTube