Watch the video clip of a mother and child who have completed Mary Ainsworth's Strange Situation. Based on what you observe, describe the attachment style of this child. Your assessment should include four specific parts:
A very brief review (about 1 paragraph only) of the four attachment styles (secure, insecure-avoidant, insecure-resistant/ambivalent, and insecure-disorganized/disoriented);
A brief review (about 2 to 3 paragraphs) of what behaviors, generally speaking, do we see from secure AND insecure (all types of insecure) children in all types of situations, not just the Ainsworth Strange Situation. For example, what do secure children generally do when they are separated from their mother? or, What do insecure children generally do when they encounter strangers?
Based on the behavior of the boy and his mother, categorize his attachment style? Which of his behaviors and/or his mother's led you to this conclusion? Be as specific as possible.
Assuming that secure attachment is optimal, what recommendations, if any, would you offer to this mother to help her optimize the attachment with her young son.

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Mary Ainsworth developed the strange situation procedure in 1969, which attempts to explain the attachments between the caregiver and the child. The procedure entails non-intrusive observation of child behavior when around a caregiver and when around a stranger in a systematized approach. The scholar identified three major types of attachments developed by the child, which reflects the degree at which the care given to the child is necessary for psychological safety from the child’s perception. The categories include secure, insecure avoidant, insecure ambivalent (Ainsworth, Blehar, Waters, and Wall, 2015). After further study, Mary Main introduced ‘disorganized’ as the fourth category. In the secure attachment, the child shows relaxed and jovial personality when around the caregiver, while in avoidant insecure attachment, the child acts oblivious of the caregiver and shows minimal emotions during...

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