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  • Created on: 09-01-11 13:16

John Bowlby

  • heavily influenced by Freud (Psychodynamic approach)
  • used the idea that early relationships affected later ones and emphasised the role of the model
  • also influenced by Dawin's evolution theory.

From these he created his theory of attachment:

1) Monotrophy

  • having one primary attachment attachment figure who then becomes the model for subsequent relationships.

2) Evolutionary aspects:

  • Attachment can be seen in a range of species so Bowlby proposed that it has developed throught the process of evolution
  • Bowlby proposed we are bred to be strongly attached so we can survive
  • Children are distressed when left alone in order to seek an adult's attention
  • A strong attachment encourages the adult to stay close and protect the child
  • Mammals imprint in order to stay close to…


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