Category 8 out of 12
Theoretical Construct: Theories in Regulation of Emotion
- Fearful / scared facial expressions.
- Anxious / distressed expressions.
- Clingy, ringing hands, rubbing face.
- Expressing worry, fear, foreboding, catastrophe.
Purpose of the Behavior
- Demonstrates failure to recognize faces and/or environment, which triggers emotions of fear and insecurity.
- Demonstrates profound insecurity in milieu.
- Demonstrates presence of security needs, which follow physiological needs.
- Demonstrates need for “secure base,” memory aids, and reminiscing time with care team.
- Demonstrates presence of anxious or disorganized attachment styles.
- Attachment Theory: Relationships with receptive/responsive individuals forms secure bases and are essential to preservation.
- Internal Working Models: Formed from these relationships, these models guide through periods of distress.
- Attachment Models: Secure, Avoidant, Anxious, Disorganized.