Bowlby's theory and evaluation

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1. Attachments acts as...

  • dependence on the mother for life.
  • a secure base from which a child can explore the world and return when they feel threatened.
  • an insecure base to build other relationships on
  • a secure base from which a child can explore the room.
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2. Children brought up with no secondary attachment figures can...

  • lack social skills
  • lack sensitivity
  • lack social releasers
  • learn well

3. Bowlby's theory is an example of an...

  • evolutionary theory
  • evolving theory
  • learning theory
  • behavioural theory

4. 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.

5. Bowlby's theory can be criticised by...

  • Rutter's study into mutiple attachments which showed all attachment figures were of equal importance.
  • Hodges and Tizard's research which supports the idea of a sensitive period.

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