Bowlby: key terms

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Imprinting
Is any kind of phase-sensitive learning (learning occurring at a particular age or particular life stage)
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Critical period
Is a certain time period where children are able to form attachments
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Social releasers
Babies are born with the tendency to display certain innate behaviours (called social releasers) which help ensure proximity and contact with the mother or mother figure (e.g. crying, smiling, crawling, etc.) – these are species-specific behaviors.
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Monotrophy
Babies attach to one carer
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Internal working model
The first attachment to develop is unique and the strongest of all and this is what the infant will expect from others in the future
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Is a certain time period where children are able to form attachments

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Critical period

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Babies are born with the tendency to display certain innate behaviours (called social releasers) which help ensure proximity and contact with the mother or mother figure (e.g. crying, smiling, crawling, etc.) – these are species-specific behaviors.

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Babies attach to one carer

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The first attachment to develop is unique and the strongest of all and this is what the infant will expect from others in the future

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