Attachments and relationships in childhood

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1. Golombok and Fivush cited in Coleman and Hendy 1999 discuss that?

  • Boys and Girls often enjoy playing together in early childhood.
  • Girls often have a best friend which they talk and share small secrets with whilst boys typically have no single best friend and play in groups.
  • There are no set friendship circles for boys and girls.
  • Girls often have no single best friend and play in groups whilst boys typically have a best friend which they talk and share small secrets with.
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2. Which of the following is a correct definition of Bowlby’s 1953 maternal deprivation hypothesis?

  • A hypothesis proposing that a break in the bond during early years can have serious consequences which can be counteracted if the bond is repaired.
  • A hypothesis proposing that a break in the bond during early years has serious and irreversible effects on the cognitive, emotional and social development of a child.
  • A hypothesis proposing that those from deprived backgrounds are disadvantaged when it comes to holistic development.
  • A hypothesis proposing that mothers from deprived backgrounds were less able to provide their children with high enough levels of emotional support having a negative impact on self-esteem.

3. Which of the following is a correct definition of Bowlby’s 1953 maternal deprivation hypothesis?

  • A hypothesis proposing that those from deprived backgrounds are disadvantaged when it comes to holistic development.
  • A hypothesis proposing that a break in the bond during early years has serious and irreversible effects on the cognitive, emotional and social development of a child.
  • A hypothesis proposing that mothers from deprived backgrounds were less able to provide their children with high enough levels of emotional support having a negative impact on self-esteem.
  • A hypothesis proposing that a break in the bond during early years can have serious consequences which can be counteracted if the bond is repaired.

4. Steward 1983 cited in Smith, Cowie and Blades 2011 states that?

  • Friendships enable children to develop essential skills in communication and interaction which they will use in adult life.
  • Older siblings can act as attachment figures.
  • Older siblings can act in a way which is hostile damaging the self-esteem of the younger sibling.
  • Children from supportive backgrounds are more likely to achieve high levels of wellbeing in adult life.

5. Monotropy can be defined as?

  • An idea put forward by Piaget in 1969 which proposes that children are programmed to form attachment to a single care giver.
  • An idea put forward by Bruner in 1969 which proposes that children are programmed to form attachment to a single care giver.
  • An idea put forward by Bowlby in 1969 which proposes that children are programmed to form attachment to a single care giver.
  • An idea put forward Vygotsky in 1969 which proposes that children are programmed to form attachment to a single care giver.

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