Stage 1: Asocial stage 6 weeks after birth. the babies behaviour towards in animate objects and humans are quite similar. babies show some preference to familiar faces but not much
60 babies 31 boys, 29 girls
Stage 2: indiscriminate attachment from 2-7 months, prefer people to inanimate objects and other animals. they also prefer familiar adults babies accept cuddles and comfort from adults and they do not show signs of separation anxiety
i want dad. Not the dog
stage 3: specific attachment Around 7 months. start to show anxiety towards strangers. and being away from one particular person (65% its the mum) person then forms a special attachment with the child and the adult becomes the child's PRIMARY CARE GIVER.
stage 4: Multiple attachments from around 8 months. babies extend their attachments to those that surround their PRIMARY CAREGIVER schaffer found out that 29% of children had already made a secondary attachment only after 1 month of forming an attachment with their PRIMARY CAREGIVER.
PROBLEM STUDYING IN A SOCIAL AGE hard to observe CONFLICTING EVIDENCE ON MULTIPLE ATTACHMENTS van llindun found that multiple attachments happen first MEASURING MULTIPLE ATTACHMENTS just becuase a child protests when an adult leads doesnt mean its attached