bowlby's maternal deprivation hypothesis
- bolwby suggested that children should have a primary attachment for the first few years of their life and this attachment should not be broken.
- this is because if there is no attachment or if the attachment is broke, it could cause developmental problems in later life.
- He also explained that children who suffer deprivation develop an internal working model and see themselves as unworthy of love.
- he also found out that maternal deprivation in early years can cause deliquency and affectionless psycopathy.
+ supported by Bowlbys study of the juvinile thieves
+supported by Goldfarb who foun that early fostering make deprived children more stable
+supported by spitz and wolf who found out that children who were seperated from their mother for less than 3 months recovered quickly.
+has been found that mother-infant relationship is important for physical and social growth
-not supported by Emerson and schaffer who argue that not only mother and child relationship is important for a child
-animal research used to support the study is invalid as there are differencee between animals and humans
-not generalisable to children from other cultures
evaluation of bowlby's theory of attachment
+supported by Harlows monkeys study where monkeys ran to a soft monkey model for comfort
+supported by Lrenz study in which she found that gooslings imprint
+supported by Bowlby's study off 44 juvenile thieves who experienced affectionless psychopathy due to maternal deprivation
+applicable to real life eg daycare substitute for chilfdren
-Harlow and Lorenz study were done on animals and cannot be generalisable to humans
-hos studdy lack a control group making it unreliable
-bowlby failed to distingguish between privation and deprivation