This Psychology Factsheet outlines and evaluates the well-known study of attachment known as the Strange Situation. The Factsheet includes Exam Hints to help you to use your knowledge to gain maximum marks, while the worksheet gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned to exam style questions. Words in bold are explained in the glossary and a reference list is included at the end.

The examiner will expect you to be able to:
Demonstrate your understanding of the aims, method, findings and conclusions of the Strange Situation.
Demonstrate your understanding of attachment behaviours including separation protest, stranger anxiety and reunion behavior.
Use your knowledge of the Strange Situation to explain attachment types.
Demonstrate an understanding of attachment types.
Critically evaluate the Strange Situation.

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September 2019


ISSN: 1351-5136

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