Attachment - Explanations of Attachment part 1

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1. What is a strength of Bowlby's Theory?

  • Research evidence that supports the theory by Elizabeth Loftus
  • Culturally biased
  • Research evidence that supports the theory by Hazan and Shaver
  • Research evidence that supports the theory by Harlow and Harlow
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2. What is a weakness of Bowlby's Theory?

  • Lacks population validity
  • Critical period too rigid a concept
  • Demand characteristics
  • Ethical issues

3. What is the definition for attachment?

  • A bond an infant has for its caregiver
  • A bond between two people
  • A strong and reciprocal emotional bond that develops between an infant and its caregiver
  • Love

4. Who argued that forming an attachment bond is important for survival?

  • Mary Ainsworth
  • Schaffer and Emerson
  • Bowlby
  • Harlow and Harlow

5. According to Bowlby, when must attachment happen?

  • In the critical period of 0-3 years of age
  • Before teenage years
  • In the sensitive period
  • 0-18 years old


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