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  • Attachment
    • Theories of attachment
      • Learning theory
        • outline classical conditioning and operant conditioning
        • evaluate comfort over food. Schaffer and Emerson. Harlow's monkeys
      • Evolutionary theory (Bowlby)
        • outline adaptive, monotropy, critical period, continuity hypothesis, social releasers.
        • evaluate: strengths-conrad, lorenz. weaknesses-schaffer and emerson
    • The Strange Situation
      • Procedures. control observation. reunion behaviour. willingness to explore. separation anxiety. stranger anxiety
        • Findings. A-insecure avoidant 15%. B-secure 70%. C-insecure resistant 15%.
      • Evaluation. ethics-stress for baby. stable over time-changes. well established-study repeated many times. lab study-artificial?
      • Cross cultural variations
        • Kronenberg and Van Ijzendoorn.
        • Attachment in different cultures. Germany 35% A. Japan 27% C. secure most common
        • Evaluation. variation within cultures. varied methodology in studies. ethnocentric-assumes only type B is good. meta analysis
    • Impact of problems in attachment
      • Institutional care
        • Rutter, Tizar and Hodges
          • Evaluation. Validity-can't generalise to all institutions.Also depends on how the cild is treated after release
      • Disruption (maternal deprivation)
        • Robertson and Robertson. Bowlby's 44 thieves.
          • Evaluation. has changed hospital procedures. Bowlby invented affectionless psychopaths.
    • The effect of day care
      • impact of research on modern daycare
        • Hospital procedures-Bowlby
        • Adoption procedures-Bowlby
      • Peer relations
        • research-field. Campbell et al
      • Aggression
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