Write 11 pages with APA style on Continuity and Discontinuity of Attachment from Infancy to Adolescence. Attachment theory as initially stated by early psychologists such as Bowlby state that the experience that an individual has at the primary or the initial level of care leads to expectations and beliefs about the personal self and the world. This therefore ultimately affects the relationships amongst individuals and these are what are known as the internal working models. These occur even in light of experience throughout childhood, through adolescence, and right through to adolescence. This has been confirmed by several studies that have indicated that factors such as divorce, illnesses, or the kind of parenthood, drug abuse, or death may have negative effects on the change that may be felt in terms of the security of the individual (Hamilton 693). In general, therefore, this paper aims at having a unique discussion of the attachment of stability in the examination of issues of development and attachment stability and change.
There are mixed results concerning the factors that contribute to stability across the period that a child is at the infancy stage and therefore the effects are likely to be varied. However, most of these studies confirm that attachment changes as a function of the events that may disrupt the life of a child and how frequently they occur. Events such as the death of a family member or the divorce or separation of parents may have a negative effect on the caregiving of the child and therefore have an impact on the quality of changes in the attachment relationship. .In addition, the maltreatment of a child sustains a pattern of disorganization as the child gets so frightened and leaves them unprotected. In the trajectory of security and the child remaining secure across the infancy period, there are factors such as the rising level of competence and maturity of the parent, a low incidence of negative life events, non-punitive methods of bearing the child amongst other factors in the child development.