Bowlby's theory and evaluation

Bowlby's theory is an example of an...
evolutionary theory
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Bowlby described attachment as...
adaptive and innate
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The sensitive period is...
The second quarter of the first year, when infants are most sensitive to development of attachments.
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What do social releasers do?
elicit a caregiving reaction or response
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Attachments acts as...
a secure base from which a child can explore the world and return when they feel threatened.
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The bias shown by a child towards on primary attachment figure is called...
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Children brought up with no secondary attachment figures can...
lack social skills
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The continuity hypothesis suggests that...
emtionally secure infants become emotionally secure adults
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Bowlby's theory can be supported by...
Harlow's study which helps support the idea of secondary attachments and caregiver sensitivity
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Bowlby's theory can be criticised by...
Rutter's study into mutiple attachments which showed all attachment figures were of equal importance.
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An alternative explanation to Bowlby's theory is...
the temperament hypothesis
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Evidence for the temperament hypothesis is...
from Thomas and Chess who found 3 temperament types: easy, difficult and slow to warm up.
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A criticism of Harlow's study as supporting research is...
it used animals and thus cannot be generalized onto humans
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