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The Evolutionary Theory
· Evolutionary theories say we are innately programmed

John Bowlby (1969) proposed that children come into the world biologically pre-programmed to
form attachments with others, because this will help them to survive. Attachment is important for
survival. Infants are physically helpless and need adults to feed, care…

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aggressive, the baby is likely to become
aggressive in later life.

Evaluating Bowlby's attachment theory

-lots of research support

- imprinting in animals demonstrated by Lorenz is common

-attachment is universal. There is evidence that children form attachments to the people that care
for them

- Tronick et al…


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