Read the two articles below:
Ainsworth, M. S., & Bell, S. M. (1970). Attachment, exploration, and separation: Illustrated by the behavior of one-year-olds in a strange situation. Child Development, 41(1), 49â€“67.
Meins, E., Bureau, J., & Fernyhough, C. (2018). Mother-child attachment from infancy to the preschool years: Predicting security and stability. Child Development, 89(3), 1022-1038.
Directions after reading:
In the articles, the authors explain their specific view of how infants and caregivers establish attachment. They also explain the function of this attachment to future development. Build your arguments around these main points. Use items from the Reading and any other primary sources that seem appropriate to support your ideas.
Do you agree or disagree with the authorsâ€™ position on attachment? How might living in an extended family versus a nuclear family effect attachment development? Design at least two different interventions that can be used to help children develop a secure attachment.
Course Textbook: Berk, L. E. (2017). Development through the Lifespan (7th ed.). Pearson.