Bowlby's learning theory of attachment

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What does Bowlby's theory of attachment consist of?
Montropy, Innate, Survival, Social releasers, Reciprocal, Evolutionary, Internal working model, Dire (MISS REID)
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What is montropy?
The belief that infants form a special attachment with their mother -> if the mother isn't present, the infant could bond with an ever-present substitute
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What is innate?
Natural tendencies of babies that occur naturally -> forming attachments, etc/
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What is survival?
The most desirable characteristics are passed down to increase the chances of the infant surviving in future life
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What are social releasers?
'Unlockers' of the innate tendency of adults to care for infants -> both psychological and behavioural
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What is the reciprocal?
The response to a positive action with another positive action, rewarding kind actions
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What is evolutionary?
An approach in the social and natural sciences that examines psychological structure from a modern evolutionary perspective
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What is the internal working model?
A special mental schema for relationships that is formed through the monotrophic attachment
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What is dire?
A critical period period for developing an atachment (about 0-5 years)
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