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Running head ATTACHMENT STYLE Attachment Style According to Ainsworth Attachment Style According to Ainsworth Discovering ones 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 ones 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 insecureanxious-avoidant baby type A and the insecureanxious-resistant baby type C Santrock 1999 These three attachment styles can be easily discovered through observations of the childs behavior andor 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 usually strangers too given enough time to acquaint myself to them
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