Psychology - attachment quick quiz 1

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1. In the Learning Theory of Attachment, Dollard and Miller argue that infants form attachments through what?

  • Infants cry and smile instinctively, resulting in a bond forming as caregiver wishes to protect infant from harm
  • Infants motivated drives to satisfy needs, leads to operant conditioning in caregiver
  • All infant human behaviour is a product of survival strategies and natural selection
  • Infants biological instinct to follow the caregiver because they provide comfort and love
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2. In Bowlby's Evolutionary Theory of Attachment, what is monotropy?

  • A single theory of attachment
  • A single instinct which causes the baby to cry
  • A single attachment to one person who is most important to the infant
  • A single process, in which infants learn to recognise caregiver

3. Ainsworth devised which study into attachment types?

  • The Stranger and Infant Study
  • The Strange Situation Study
  • The Mother Baby Separation Study
  • The Familiar Situation Study

4. What is attachment defined as?

  • A strong, reciprocal emotional bond with another person
  • When an infant loves their mother because they provide food for them
  • A bond formed between two people
  • When a connection forms between a mother and a baby, usually for life

5. Who proposed the 4 characteristics of attachment?

  • Milgram
  • Maccoby
  • Ainsworth
  • Van Ijzendoorn and Kroonenburg


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