- Evolutionary Theory
- Attachment is a two way, reciprocal process.
- Humans inherit mechanisms that allows us to attach (social releasers e.g. crying)
- Montropy - Internal Working Model
- Social Releasers are innate signals to attract caregivers attention.
- Critical Period - based on Lorenz's Theory of imprinting (geese). This period is between 7 - 18 months.
- Internal Working Model - blueprint for all future relationships.