Bowlbys theory of attachment:
- Children have a innate drive to become attached to a caregiver becasue attatchment has long term benefits
- There is a sensitive period which is that infants need to form there main attatchments between the ages of 0-3 because past then and it will bbecome harder to form that attatchment
- The drive to provide caregiving is also innate because its adaptive. social releasers are certain characteristics for eg smiling or crying.
- Monotrophy is having a relatoinship with one main caregiver -the primary carer
- The continuity hypothesis is that there is a link between the early attatchment relationships and later emotional behaviour
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strengths and weaknesses
- imprinting in non human animals:imprinting is innate
- sensitive period: once this period has passed it is difficult to form attatchments.
- universality: we would expect attatchment and caregiving behaviours to to be universal
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