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Bowlby believed that attachment promotes survival in 3 ways: Strengths:
Safety ­ the attachment keeps mother and child close to one Bowlby's theory does provide a useful explanation of attachment.
another. Lorenz was able to show that attachments were learned behaviour
Safe Base for Exploration ­ attachments provide…

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Innate ­ attachments are naturally selected due to our increasing
chances of survival and reproducing. Attachments are unconscious
needs which are controlled by our genes.

Bowlby's idea of monotropy has found not to be entirely correct.
Schaffer and Emerson have shown that children are capable of
making multiple attachments…


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