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Describe and evaluate Bowlby's theory of maternal deprivation (12 marks)


Point 1 Maternal deprivation

Separation versus Deprivation
o Separation is when the child isn't in the presence of the primary attachment
figure, this only becomes a problem if a child is then deprived e.g. lose an
element of her…

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o 2/44 of the control group had experienced long separations
AO2 Evaluation
Point 1 Evidence may be poor
Bowlby got evidence from a range of places
However these were all flawed
o War orphans were traumatised
o Poor after care
o Children growing up in poor quality institutions were deprived…


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