Key Concepts of Bowlby's Evolutionary Theory

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BOWLBY'S EVOLUTIONARY THEORY OF ATTACHMENT: KEY CONCEPTS
Write in the table, brief explanations for each key concept in Bowlby's theory for
attachment. Example down below:
Concept Explanation
Adaptiveness Attachment and imprinting are adaptive behaviours used to increase the
likelihood of survival. Infants are born with an innate drive to become attached
in order to survive and feel safe and secure.
Social Releases
Monotropy
Internal working model
Critical period
Continuity Hypothesis
The view that there is a link between the early attachment relationship and
later emotional behaviour. Individuals that are securely attached tend to be
emotionally and socially stable and competent in later life. On the other
hand, individuals who are insecurely attached have difficulties socially and
emotionally in later childhood and adulthood.

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