Effects of disruption of attachment

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Outline one study into the effects of disruption of attachment (4)

Robertson and Robertson conducted a study into disruption of attachment that investigated how 5 infants fared when their mother (primary attachment figure) was in hospital, and their father was unavailable working. This was a naturalistic observation study.

John, the first boy, was placed in a residential nursery where he had a large amount of carers looking after him and other children living with him. In the first two days, he appeared to be coping fine, however by the third day he began to act out and attempt to garner more attention from the caregivers. This didn’t


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