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Sample tests: Educational Psychologists (CAST Permanent)

Mary Ainsworth, through the paradigm of the strange situation, speaks of anxious-ambivalent attachment when:


A. the mother leaves the child and he cries and shows signs of anxiety at the moment of separation and does not explore his environment. He calms down only when his mother comes back and takes him into her arms

B. the child who is left alone without his mother shows no signs of stress. When the mother comes back, the child avoids all contact with her and avoids looking at her or interacting with her

C. the mother leaves and the child becomes extremely anxious. When the mother returns and tries to establish contact, the child has trouble calming down and does not respond well to attempts to comfort him

D. none of the above