Continuing the facelift for the Classic Psychological Studies resource that began with Bandura’s “Bobo Doll” experiment, the next Presentation to be made a bit more (and when I say “a bit more” I obviously mean massively more) visually interesting and interactive is Ainsworth’s “Strange Situation”.
As with the previous Presentation this consists of 5 sections designed to introduce students to the basic methodology involved in the experiment, plus a few short bits of evaluation (strengths and weaknesses):
Before you use the Presentation with students you may need to familiarise yourself with the interactive elements because they can be a little tricky to get to grips with. The controls are not always what you might expect from PowerPoint links and it might be a bit embarrassing to find things not going quite to plan visually when you’re talking students through the Presentation.
Luckily I’ve had the foresight to include a few brief notes that outline how to use a couple of the trickier slides.
Don’t thank me (as if…), it’s my job.
Oh. And One More Thing
Although the Presentation contains a couple of minutes of video from a real “Strange Situation” observation, if you want to give your students the full, immersive, experience then why not try the short “Strange Situation” video we made a little while ago?
Available to buy or rent in an interesting Child Attachment Package that includes short films on Bowlby and Maternal Deprivation and Meins on Mindmindedness.