Bowlby's theory and evaluation

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1. 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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2. 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.

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

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

4. The continuity hypothesis suggests that...

  • emtionally secure infants become emotionally secure adults
  • emotionally secure infants get better jobs
  • emotionally secure adults have emotionally secure infants
  • emotionally secure infants become good parents

5. 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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