Bowlby's Theory

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  • Explanations of Attachment- Bowlby's Theory
    • Influences
      • Evolutionary Theory
        • If a child is attached to an adult then the child has a greater chance of survival
      • Imprinting
      • Freud's Ideas
        • The mother-child relationship is important in shaping the child's future relationships
    • Social Releasers
      • Instinctive behaviours such as smiling elicit caregiving behaviours in parents
    • Monotropic Theory
      • Relationship with mother is primary and more important
      • There is a critical period for the primary attachment
      • Internal Working Model
      • A secure attachment will act as a template for the child's future relationships
        • Internal Working Model

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