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Discuss the influence that childhood experiences may have on adult
relationships. (9+16 marks)

Bowlby argued that early relationships with our primary caregivers provide the basis for
later adult relationships. This is called the continuity hypothesis. The child develops an
internal working model from their first relationship with their caregiver in…

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Research has considered the possibility of continuities between childhood and adult
relationships. Hazan and Shaver's love quiz is one of the most famous of these studies.
They set out to test the question `is love in adulthood directly related to attachment type
as a child'? The research involved a love…

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