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An Eggcellent Lesson by Shania Nurein

Joseph Sparks

6th April 2017

As part of my Psychology A-Level, Ms Popat asked us to conduct this fun experiment to demonstrate how attachments are formed and maintained. Through caring for this fragile egg for two weeks, I was able to identify the stages of attachment and form a successful attachment with Shania Nuregg.

Born January 21st 2017, Shania Nuregg is the new addition to the Nurein family!

During this stage, Shania Nuregg shows a preference for people over objects however she cannot discriminate between people.

Shania Nuregg went with a new acquaintance, Kanyegg, to see “La La Land” at the Cinema!

During this stage, she has an apparent preference for familiar people such as her friend Kanyegg.

Also, she does not show fear of strangers, as demonstrated through her bravery when meeting Oreo the cat!

By now, Shania Nuregg has surpassed the critical period (3-6 months) and has formed a secure attachment to her primary caregiver: Shania Nurein. A monotropic relationship is present. She now shows separation anxiety and fear of strangers.

Shania Nuregg enjoys watching her mother paint…despite the aesthetically displeasing subject matter.

As an effect of Interactional synchrony, Shania Nuregg follows in the footsteps of her mother and experiments with her talents as a makeup artist.  

After a long day she goes out to dinner with her mother.

After Shania Nuregg’s first attachment with her mother, she starts to develop attachments with other people such as grandparents and siblings:

This was a great way for us to be able to be involved with the material we need to learn for our A-level. It was also helpful to how attachments form differently as we were able to see how our peers were getting on. I really enjoyed taking part in the eggsperiment! 

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Joseph Sparks

Joseph is a Subject Advisor for Psychology at tutor2u. He is an experienced Psychology & Music Teacher, Writer, Examiner and Presenter. He is currently completing a Professional Doctorate in Education and is passionate about the impact of technology on teaching and learning.

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