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Bowlby's theory on attachment
Infants and caregivers have an innate tendency to form attachments with
each other
Social releasers
Are characteristics such as smiles
Important in forming attachments
Because they bring out caring behaviour from the caregiver
Such as feeding and protection
Critical period
According to Lorenz's work on goslings (1952) imprinting occurs within 32
hours of the goslings being born this is known as the critical period because
if attachment hasn't formed then it would not form at all
Attachment has to happen within…read more

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This supports Bowlby's idea that Monotropy does
create an internal working model for future relationships
However, this is a retrospective study as it asked participants to recall their
childhood relationships with their parents. Thus it can be unreliable as
memories lose their accuracy over time
Also they used questionnaires. People can so easily conceal the truth for
factors such as social desirability.…read more


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