Ambivalent Attachment In Applying John Bowlby's Theory

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John Bowlby’s Theory describes three main areas of attachment, firstly ‘Protest’ the child will show a lot of distress by loud crying and tantrums to get the parent or carer back. ‘Despair’ when the child is withdrawn and crying occasionally when left. Finally ‘Detachment’ the child becomes increasingly independent and interested in the environment around them rather than wanting their parent or carer.
Mary Ainsworth Theory describes attachment in building and developing relationships. Ainsworth states a securely attached child will seek comfort from their carer and feel dependent and secure when they are with them. When the child is separated from their main carer they will be distressed. Ambivalent attachment Ainsworth states is when a

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