The purpose of the present article is to review some pertinent aspects of attachment theory and findings from attachment research. Attachment is one specific aspect of the relationship between a child and a parent with its purpose being to make a child safe, secure and protected. Attachment is distinguished from other aspects of parenting, such as disciplining, entertaining and teaching.
Attachment theory has been generating creative and impactful research for almost half a century. In this article we focus on the documented antecedents and consequences of individual differences in infant attachment patterns, suggesting topics for further theoretical clarification, research, clinical interventions, and policy applications.
Importantly, sensitivity has been explored as a prominent predictor of caregiver-infant attachment security in early childhood. Still the relatively few studies examining the relationship between parenting quality and attachment with fathers, some researches on father-child attachment suggests that fathers are capable of providing sensitive care for their children as much as mothers can.The behavioral theory of attachment would suggest that an infant would form an attachment with a carer that provides food. In contrast Harlow’s explanation was that attachment develops as a result of the mother providing “tactile comfort”, suggesting that infants have an innate (biological) need to touch and cling to something for emotional comfort.Research on infant attachment has to a large extent focused on mother-infant attachment relationships however. It is of particular interest therefore that a number of the studies which inform this briefing suggest differential associations between mother- and father-infant attachment in relation to marital quality. For example, a 2009 study found that fathers who viewed the paternal role as.
An attachment is usually shown in the behaviour between two people. An attachment between an infant and primary caregiver is usually reciprocal (responding to the action of another with a similar action). This attachment (tie) usually develops in set stages within a fairly set timescale. Reciprocity and Interactional Synchrony (AO1, Description).Read More
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This research paper is written on infant and toddler development from birth to three years of age. I chose this topic to research because I am an aspiring Neonatal Intensive-Care Unit (NICU) Nurse. Neonatal nursing is a subspecialty of nursing that works with newborn infants that are born with a variety of problems ranging from prematurity, birth defects, infection, cardiac malformations, and.Read More
Caregiver-infant interactions are the behaviours shown between a caregiver (typically a parent) and a child that help attachments to develop and be maintained. tutor2u Subjects Events Job board Shop Company Support Main menu.Read More
Research has found (van Ijzendoorn et al, 1992) that difficulties (i.e. physical or psychological problems) of the caregiver have a more negative impact on attachment security than those of the infant. If active infants' mothers suffer from depression, then optimal parenting styles decrease (Lyons-Ruth et al, 1990). However, if the caregiver receives support from their surrounding environment.Read More
Attachment Parenting International Research Group(A) Position Paper. Infant Sleep Safety. What the Research Tells Us. Attachment Parenting International strives to ensure parents have access to the most complete information about how to create safe infant sleep environments, with one of its eight Principles of Parenting exclusively focused on the need to ensure safe sleep, physically and.Read More
His research into the relationship developed between a caregiver and an infant as an evolutionary homeostatic function produced four characteristics of attachment. Ainsworth built upon the foundation of attachment theory built by Bowlby. Like Bowlby, Ainsworth also believed in the homeostatic systems but took the research further with the strange situation, which splits attachment up into.Read More
This page focuses on research into the role of the father in the formation of multiple attachments. Particular attention is paid to the parent-infant attachment and researched by Schaffer and Emerson (1964), The role of the father as investigated by Grossman (2002) and father's and primary caregivers as researched by Field (1978). The page also includes an evaluation of the research into the.Read More
Attachment Parenting International Research Group(A) Position Paper Summary. Infant Sleep Safety. What the Research Tells Us. Attachment Parenting International strives to ensure parents have access to the most complete information about how to create safe infant sleep environments, with one of its eight Principles of Parenting exclusively focused on the need to ensure safe sleep, physically.Read More
Originally, attachment research provided only one method to assess quality of attachment in infancy, using a separation-reunion paradigm (the strange situation). However, research results indicated a low validity of the infant-father strange situation assessment for predicting subsequent psychosocial development.19 Rather, father-child interactive quality during play or exploration, and.Read More