Bowlby's theory and evaluation

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1. Evidence for the temperament hypothesis is...

  • 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.
  • from Harlow's study which helps support the idea of secondary attachments and caregiver sensitivity
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2. A criticism of Harlow's study as supporting research is...

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

3. Children brought up with no secondary attachment figures can...

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

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

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

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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