Evaluating Bowlby's attachment theory

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  • Evaluating Bowlby's attachment theory
    • Strengths
      • Tronick et al
        • The Efe
      • Schaffer and Emerson
        • Glasgow baby study
      • attachment is universal. There is evidence that children form attachments to the people that care for them
    • Weaknesses
      • Rutter
      • some psychologists argue, Bowlby stressed the importance of one primary attachment figure at the expense of others e.g. fathers
      • some psychologists argue that the type of attachment an infant has with it's caregiver's is influenced by the infants personality


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