Bowlby's theory and evaluation

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1. The sensitive period is...

  • The second quarter of the first year, when infants are most sensitive to development of attachments.
  • When the baby is fully developed
  • The first decade, when infants are most sensitive to development of attachments.
  • When the baby is in the womb
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2. 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.

3. What do social releasers do?

  • elicit a secure base
  • elicit imprinting
  • elicit a caregiving reaction or response
  • elicit a good attachment

4. The bias shown by a child towards on primary attachment figure is called...

  • monotropy
  • primary caregiver
  • monotype
  • hierarchy

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

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

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