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Evaluating Bowlby's Theory

STRENGTHS

Universality

I- Universality would expect attachment and caregiving behaviours to be universal

E- Tronik et al 1992 studied an African tribe and found that babies would sleep with the town
mother at night, despite being breastfed by different women, even after 6 months

J- This therefore…

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WEAKNESSES

Multiple Attachments

I- The multiple attachment model suggest there are no primary and secondary attachments

E- All attachments are said to be integrated into one single working model- Grossman and
Grossmann 1991 research showed the importance of an infant father attachment, and
highlighted the importance of sibling relationships

J-Therefore…

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