Bowlby's theory and evaluation

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1. Bowlby's theory can be supported by...

  • Harlow's study which helps support the idea of secondary attachments and caregiver sensitivity
  • Rutter's study into mutiple attachments which showed all attachment figures were of equal importance.
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2. An alternative explanation to Bowlby's theory is...

  • the temperament plan
  • Bowlby's second theory
  • the temperament hypothesis
  • the temperament ideology

3. Attachments acts as...

  • a secure base from which a child can explore the world and return when they feel threatened.
  • a secure base from which a child can explore the room.
  • an insecure base to build other relationships on
  • dependence on the mother for life.

4. A criticism of Harlow's study as supporting research is...

  • it used animals and therefore provides no evidence
  • it was a natural experiment using animals
  • it used animals and thus cannot be generalized onto humans
  • it used animals and therefore is bias

5. Evidence for the temperament hypothesis is...

  • from Harlow's study which helps support the idea of secondary attachments and caregiver sensitivity
  • from Thomas and Chess who found 3 temperament types: easy, difficult and slow to warm up.
  • from Hodges and Tizard's research which supports the idea of a sensitive period.

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