Bowlby's theory of attachment

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What did Bowlby suggest the sensitive period for forming an attachment is?
3-6 months
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What did Bowlby believe about the process of attachment?
It is innate and it promotes survival.
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What is monotropy?
Infants form one special bond with their primary attachment figure.
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What is the internal working model?
Attachment relationship sets expectations of relationships in later life.
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What will securely attached individuals become?
Emotionally competent
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What are insecurely attached individuals likely to experience?
Social and emotional difficulties
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What is the attachment process referred to as?
Reciprocal
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Give an example of a social releaser?
The baby smiling.
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Who provided support for the attachment process being innate?
Tronick et al
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Who provided support for the importance of the sensitive period?
Hodges & Tizard
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What is an alternative explanation to the internal working model?
The temperament hypothesis
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Who supports the temperament hypothesis?
Belsky & Rovine
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