Jan 23, · The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) (Pt.1 of 2): Mary Ainsworth’s Strange Situation Posted on January 23, | 1 Comment Only 55% of us had “secure attachment” as infants, according to research on 6, infant-parent pairs done during So in , she created the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) to study the adults, releasing results Her journey was so “strange” and involved, that it got published in language hard to decipher (or even google) for most folks. The tale took me weeks to unravel (footnotes below).
The Adult Attachment Interview taneously(2) maintaining coherent, collaborative discourse with the interviewer (Hesse, ). This is not as easy as it might appear, and George and colleagues (, ) have remarked upon the potential of the protocol to “surprise the uncon- scious.”. Feb 06, · The Adult Attachment Interview When Ainsworth conducted her Strange Situation study, her emphasis was on the attachment styles of the infants. Her successor, Mary Main, became concerned that adults had attachment issues of their own that were not .
Two lines of research on adult attachment have emerged; both are based on Bowlby and Ainsworth's attachment theory, which in turn relies on evolutionary theory. Investigators in one tradition use the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) to assess “state of mind with respect to attachment.” The AAI has been validated primarily by its ability to predict the attachment classification of an. attachment figures (the Strange Situation: Ainsworth, Blehar, Waters, & Wall, ) led to an explosion of research in that area. However, halfway through the s, George, Kaplan, and Main () developed the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), which enable d researcher s to assess attachment representations in adolescence and adulthood äs well.
Mar 21, · The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) Moving on to adults, by Main had seen enough disorganized babies to conclude that there must be a lot of scary parents. Now she needed a way to document the behavior of the parents. (R Right: Dr. Main (center) receives the Bowlby-Ainsworth Attachment Award.). From this kind of attachment research, Main and her colleagues devised an interview method—the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI). This interview contained 20 open-ended questions about people's recollections of their own childhood, including: Describe your relationship with your parents.
ADULT ATTACHMENT INTERVIEW PROTOCOL George, C., Kaplan, N., & Main, M. (). The Adult Attachment Interview. Unpublished manuscript, University of California at Berkeley. (Note: This document is for illustration only. Contact the authors for information about training and the most current version of the interview protocol.) IntroductionFile Size: 76KB. The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) is both a mainstay of attachment research and a uniquely valuable clinical tool. This chapter begins with an account of the emergence of AAI methodology.