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When one-year-old Timmy enters an unfamiliar laboratory playroom with his mother, he stays near her for a while. But soon, he ventures out to play with some interesting toys, looking back at his mother every minute or two. Timmy gives his mother a few toys every few minutes. Later, the mother leaves the room for a minute; Timmy cries and becomes distressed, but quickly calms down after his mother returns.

According to Mary Ainsworth, which type of attachment pattern does Timmy demonstrate?

A

Secure.

B

Avoidant.

C

Difficult.

D

Ambivalent.

E

Disorganized-disoriented.

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