SECURE BASE PHENOMENON

Assessment that young children make use of an area of security, symbolized by an attachment figure, as a foundation from which to investigate a new surroundings. The youngster generally returns or glances back to the parent before moving forward to investigate.

SECURE BASE PHENOMENON: "Small children love to explore, but need to feel secure while doing so, hence the secure base phenomenon."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SECURE BASE PHENOMENON," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/secure-base-phenomenon/ (accessed July 15, 2020).
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