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Evaluation of Bowlby's Evolutionary theory:

Shaffer and Emerson:

Support for the evolutionary theory of attachment.
They conducted a study in which 60 babies from working class backgrounds
were observed in their natural environments. They found that infants had many
attachments to mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings and friends. However
they maintained…

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This suggests that innate personalities may affect the attachment between
mother and child.
Belsky and Rovine (1987) assessed babies aged 1-3 years old and found that
infants who were calmer and less anxious were more likely to be securely
This suggests that the ability of attachment can be to…


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