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Attachment Style According To

Running head: ATTACHMENT STYLE Attachment Style According to Ainsworth Attachment Style According to Ainsworth Discovering one’s attachment style can prove to be both enriching and interesting. Through this discovery one can get a better understanding of one of the many different aspects of one’s personality. Through the carefully created questionnaire I was able to discover my infant attachment style; a securely attached, type B infant. I found that the behaviors I had as a child were supported by past research, in specific research conducted by Mary Ainsworth. Ainsworth asserted that there were three types of attachment styles during child development. They consisted of the securely attached baby (type B), the insecure/anxious-avoidant baby (type A), and the insecure/anxious-resistant baby (type C) (Santrock, 1999). These three attachment styles can be easily discovered through observations of the child’s behavior and/or a series of simple questions. From the questionnaire created it was quickly apparent that I was a type B baby since I showed almost no characteristics of the other two types. In specific, I tended to explore my surrounding freely when my mother was in close proximity. If however, she was not within my visual field I came back looking for her. This differs from type A and C babies who do not even pay attention to the mother (type A) or infants who cling to the mother constantly (type C). Other behaviors were equally important in helping to discern my attachment style. One of the more trademark behaviors of type B babies is their curiosity and affection seeking behavior (Ainsworth, 1979). One thing my mother emphasized was that I was always exploring my surroundings as if I was an explorer looking for something. Also, she said that my interaction with other infants and children was frequent and cooperative. She asserted that I was very comfortable interacting with others, and usu...

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