Evolutionary theory (Bowlby's theory)-
'You are born with innate abilities to attach'.
Inherited behaviours that promote reproduction will be naturally selected, innate mechanisms such as imprinting ensure you can survive.
3 important features of Bowlby: infants and carers are programmed to become attached, attachment is biological taking place during a critical/sensitive period, attachment plays a role in later development (monotropy and continuity hypothesis).
Social releasers such as crying and smiling encourage caregivers to look after the…