Key points of Bowlby's Theory

The main parts of the theory and what they are. (Folens' AS Psychology Textbook AQA A)

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Innate
The drive to become attached is innate - born in us.
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Internal Working Model
A view of the world and how everything works - expectations and concepts about everything.
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Imprinting
Only in animals, they imprint on the first movig thing they see and will follow it around.
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Secure base
A place or person from which a child can explore the world and a safe haven it can return to when it feels threatened.
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Continuity Hypothesis
The idea that emotionally secure infants go on to be emotionally secure, trusting and socially confident adults.
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Monotropy
The idea that an infant has one main relationship of special significance.
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Social releasers
Infants are born with these - e.g. smiling, crying, the baby face. (Awww)
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Sensitive period
Biologically determined period during which attachment should form, or else there will be serious implications for the child's future.
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Attachment
A strong, two way emotional bond that affects both participants and endures time and problems.
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