Attachment Approaches (5)

Attachment Taxonomy

After Bowlby's findings there was a classification system of attachment following Ainsworth (Ainsworth and Wittig, 1969) and Main and Solomon (1986) producing:

Work suggested:

Note that the baby may well develop different attachments with each parent.

Opposed to these theories of attachment are theories of temperament, being the baby's innate personality. Such is another discussion. More interesting is whether these theories of attachment go on in life.