Psy1: attachment (BOWLBY'S THEORY)

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What are features of attachment?
Seeking proxitmity/Distress on separation/ Pleasure when reunited/ general orientation of behaviour towards primary caregiver
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Define innate:
Attachment is evolutionary even in other animals, care giver/ infant naturally want to form attachments
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Define sensitive period:
This is the period of which an infant is most susceptible to forming attachments (in human babies it's 6-36 months)
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Define monotropy:
An infant will form multiple attachments, however they will alway form one main attachment with the primary caregiver
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Define secure base:
The base is the primary care giver, of whom the infant can return to when they feel fear
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What is the internal working model:
The attachment that the infant will form with the care giver, they will use as a template for future relationships
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What is the continuity hypothesis?
There is a link between emotional behaviour and attachment through relaitonships
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What are evaluations of this theory?
Ethical issues: this thoery puts guilt on mothers who want or need to work, as they can't become the primary carer of the infant
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Explain Lorenz's goslings study?
Lorenz stood in front of gosling as they hatched so they formed attachment to him, while other gosling's weren't placed in front of anything (they never imprinted on anything after that. However ANIMALS aren't HUMANS
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