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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

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...

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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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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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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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Mary Ainsworth's Bibliography

Lorena Rodriguez 7/25/13 Ms. Ana Leon CD 52 Mary Ainsworth’s bibliography Mary D. Salter Ainsworth lives in Glendale Ohio and was born in December of 1913. Ainsworth was very knowledgeable since her childhood. Her childhood was good for her because of her parents. She began reading by the age of three, but then her parents were helping her to read. She lived with her two younger sisters that work so hard to help Mary. Both of their parents graduated in Dickenson College. Her dad earned a masters...

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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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Attachment Theory by John Bowlby and Mary Ainworth

ATTACHMENT THEORY – JOHN BOWLBY AND MARY AINSWORTH Psychologist John Bowlby believed that childhood development depended upon a child’s ability to form a good strong relationship with at least one caregiver, this would usually be the parents. Bowlby’s studies led him to believe that a strong attachment provides the necessary sense of security but he found that those without such relationships in place were fearful and less willing to learn from new experiences unlike those who have strong parental...

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Harlow and Mary Ainsworth on understanding attachment “Attachment is relatively long term, emotionally important relationship in which one individual seeks proximity to and derives security and comfort from the presence of another” (Investigating psychology, 2012 p. 193). Harry Harlow and Mary Ainsworth are two famous psychologist who provided us series of experiments to understand the attachment in terms of psychology. HarryHarlow started the experiments on monkeys and Mary Ainsworth focused...

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Attachment Theory

to boarding school at age seven." These circumstances would lead him to become interested in psychology and attachment. Someone else who also contributed to the attachment theory is Mary Ainsworth. Mary Ainsworth was an U.S. psychologist and peer of Bowlby and tested Bowlby's attachment theory empirically. Ainsworth is well known for study of early emotional attachment with "The Strange Situation." John Bowlby's in his early years founded an influential theory about child attachment, which is known...

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