Attachment - A01 & A02 - disruption to attachment

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What psycholgists studied the effects of disruption to attachment?
1. Robertson (1952) 2. Robertson and Roberson (1969)
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what did they find?
1. & 2. = Children being away from their parents for some tiem can cause distress to the child, change of behaviour and detachment between the child and the care giver(s).
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A strength to research done on the effects of disruption to attachment.
Has high external validity.The films were real life events, in a realistic setting. It also lacks observer bias because the record is available for others to inspect and check is observation.
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What does this strength suggest/show?
That this study can be related to real life situations.
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A limitation to research done on the effects of disruption to attachment.
However it is argued that this study lacks validity. Individual differences need to be considered e.g. background - if the child is used to being left away from their parents.
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What does this limitation suggest/show?
Not all children would respond the same way to separation depending on the child's individual differences.
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