Explanations of attachment: Bowlby's Theory

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Why does attachment form?
It is an important survival function
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How does attachment occur?
Using critical period, social releases and monotropy
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Explain Critical Period
A specific time period in which biological behaviours can be developed. For attachment, its about 3-6 months
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Explain Social releases
Lots of care giving and ensure attachment from the parent to the infant
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Explain monotropy
When the primary attachment has a special emotional role, and then the secondary attachment figure provide a safety net for attachment.
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What are the consequences of attachment?
Acts as a a template for future relationships, enables the child to see an insight into the caregivers thoughts and therefore influence them
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EVALUATION: is attachment adaptive?
Yes
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How does attachment occur?

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