AS Psychology: Disruption of Attachments Revision Grid

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OUTLINE:
DISRUPTIO
N OF
ATTACHME
NTS
Occurs when
child becomes
separated
from
attachment
figure.
If carer is
away for long
time, or even
ever (prison
sentence or
death).
Reasons an
attachment
bond may be
disrupted:
Jail,
hospita
l,
workin
g
away,
taken
into
care,
new
family

EFFECTS:
DISRUPTION
OF
ATTACHMENT…

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s
leave,
cling
to
parent
;
strugg
le to
escap
e from
those
who
attem
pt to
comfo
rt
them.
When
anger
begins
to
subsid
e in
protes
t
stage,
they
appea
r
calmer
but
Despair remai
n
upset.
Refus
e
attem
pts of
comfo
rt,
withdr
awn
and
uninte…

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child
engag
es
with
others
, may
still be
wary,
likely
to
reject
carer
upon
return
or
signs
of
anger.
ME
DI
U LON
SHORT-TERM M G-TE
TE RM
R
M
Ext
re
me
clin
gin
ess
ev
en
in
situ Last
Bowlby, the ati stage
first two stages ons…

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lea
ve.
Maternal
Deprivation
Hypotheses:
Significantly
deprived of
warm, intimate
and continuous
attachment to
mothers.
Increases risks
of behavioural
problems,
emotional
problems and
high risk of
uncaring
attitudes, lack
of guilt and
when done
something
wrong,
complete lack
of affection.
STUDIES INTO
DISRUPTION
OF
ATTACHMEN
TS
P
R
O
C…

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FACTORS
THAT EFFECT
RESPONSE
TO
DISRUPTION
OF
ATTACHMEN
TS
PSYCHOLOGIS
PROCEDURE, FINDINGS & CONCLUSION
T
Spitz & Wolf Children generally…

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EVALUATING RESEARCH INTO
DISRUPTION OF ATTACHMENTS
STRENGTH WEAKNESS
Robertson and Bowlby's studies led to change in
Contradictory findings, Bowlby study of 4yr olds
hospitals were run. Before believe that good
with TB, followed up until age of 14 showed no
physical care was only need and families had no
signs…

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