Author: Laura Riness

This lesson will examine the quality of attachment between baby and mother on separation anxiety and overall development.

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Terms to Know
  • Insecure-Avoidance Attachment

    Don’t show distress when the caregiver leaves, when the caregiver comes back the child continues to play instead of seeking out the caregiver.

  • Secure Attachment

    Stable bond, infants who use their parent as a safe home base from which they can explore their environments.

  • Separation Anxiety

    Signs of distress displayed by infants when they are separated from their parents or caregivers, i.e. crying, flailing.