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  • Mary Ainsworth

    Mary Ainsworth a Prominent Woman of Psychology PSY/310 October 30‚ 2010 Mary Ainsworth a Prominent Woman of Psychology Mary D. Salter- Ainsworth was born in Glendale‚ Ohio in December of 1913. Her parents were both academics at Dickenson College. Her father majored in history‚ while Mary’s mother focused on teaching and nursing. According to her biography‚ Mary and her two sisters grew up in a very “close-knit family” (Ainsworth‚ 1983). The importance of education was definitely impressed

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    Mary Ainsworth PSY/310 Mary D. Salter Ainsworth When reading many introductions on the history of psychology it is noticed there are very few females mentioned. That does not mean women are not attributed to making significant impacts in the development of psychology. “The contributions of many of psychology ’s most eminent female thinkers have long been ignored‚ but that is starting to change as more history texts begin to recognize women such as Karen Horney‚ Mary Ainsworth‚ Leta Hollingworth

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  • Mary Ainsworth Attachment Theory

    Charlene Holm General Phycology 1 November 2012 Mary Ainsworth Attachment Theory Mary Ainsworth the psychologists who provide the most detailed analyst research on an individual attachment offering explanations. Like for instants we has adults teenagers know enough how we feel when the person leaves or apart from us and we are able to explain in it words. That does not go so well for young babies such has infants. In doing so Mary Ainsworth devised an experiment to discover and identify attachment

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  • The Study of the Attachment by Harry Harlow and Mary Ainsworth

    The study of the Attachment by Harry Harlow and Mary Ainsworth The word love brings us many meanings. But how do we learn to love? Is it something that we born with‚ like kind of pre-programmed behaviour or is it a something that we learn during our development? Do we bound to others because of something that we receive on exchange or the constant proximity forms the bound? The comprehension of what defines emotional attachments or the emotional bounding to others‚ either in humans or other

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  • Compare and contrast the work of Harry Harlow and Mary Ainsworth

    Harry Harlow and Mary Ainsworth on understanding attachment Introduction Contrasting and comparing the work of Harry Harlow (1962) with the work of  Mary Ainsworth (1953) on understanding attachment in children‚ shows that attachment is not based in cupboard love (the provision of food by the mother or the primary care giver) but is mainly formed through contact comfort and the sensitive responsiveness to the child’s signals provided by the mother or by the primary care giver. Mary Ainsworth’s study

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  • Attachment Theory: John Bowlby And Mary Ainsworth

    Many have studied attachment; however‚ John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth are the researchers responsible for the origination of the attachment theory in the late eighteenth century‚ and in turn‚ also became catalysts for research on attachment. The attachment theory claims that attachment “related behaviors‚ are activated in times of personal distress” (Bernier. Larose‚ & Whipple‚ 2005‚ p. 172). Attachment‚ as defined by Ainsworth‚ is “‘an affectional tie’ that an infant forms with a caregiver—a tie

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  • Ainsworth Attachment Theory

    Before Bowlby and Ainsworth came forth with attachment theory‚ the role parental attentiveness played in the cognitive and psychological development of the child was widely understated. Although similar theorists such as Piaget‚ Erickson‚ Freud‚ Kohlberg and Braufenbreener all vied for secured interactions between mothers and infants‚ their comments appeared to be understated in light of the developmental theories (Crain‚ 2010). As such‚ the theory positions itself as an incredible strength. When

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  • Ainsworth Strange Situation Studies

    Ainsworth Strange Situation Studies The Strange Situation procedure‚ developed by American psychologist Mary Ainsworth‚ is widely used in child development research. Much research in psychology has focused on how forms of attachment differ between infants. For example‚ Schaffer and Emerson (1964) discovered what appeared to be innate differences in sociability in babies; some babies preferred cuddling more than others‚ from very early on‚ before much interaction had occurred to cause such differences

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  • Comparing and Contrasting the Work of Harry Harlow and Mary Ainsworth on Understanding Attachment.

    Comparing and contrasting the work of Harry Harlow and Mary Ainsworth on understanding attachment. In 1950s psychology was mainly leaded by the behaviourists‚ their belief was that humans were motivated because of their primary needs like obtain hunger‚ thirst‚ avoid pain and satisfy sexual needs. Harry Harlow changed it all. He refused to accept that affection and love are less important and his paper “The nature of love” became bestseller among others. Harlow has said that ”Love is wondrous state

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  • Compare and Contrast Harlow and Ainsworth

    Harry Harlow and Mary Ainsworth shared a common interest in attachment. Although their work is different and how they went about doing their experiments there were similarities between the pair as both of them did studies to see how attachment presented itself in different individuals. Harlow’s work was based in a laboratory and was a long term experiment using monkeys. The treatment of the animals was seen as poor and unethical. Certain parts to the experiments could even be called cruel. Harlows

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