Influence of childhood experience

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AO1- Bowlby

  •     later relationships= continuation of attachment
  •     behaviour of primary caregiver= internal working model for future r-ships
  •     learn about caregiving by modelling behaviour
  •    reflected in own behaviour as adults

    1) Hazen + Shaver (based on strange situation)

  •    3 descriptions of attitudes to relationships in newspaper
  •    readers asked to choose attitude
  •    results= secure/anxious-avoidant/anxious-resistant

       Secure: healthy + secure r-ships
       Anxious-avoidant: difficult to trust people
      Anxious-resistant: feel anxious + not get close to people

Eval: based on self report

  •    - subjective & unreliable
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