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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.

Weaknesses:
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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