Category Archives: Attachment

John Bowlby

John Bowlby (1907-1990). You’re gonna have to live with it… you need to know the name. And the date. I wont bore you with the boring stuff about psychoanalysis because, overall, that’s not gonna help you at AS! Bowlby designed a … Continue reading

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Evaluation Of The Research Studies Into The Sensitive Period (12)

There are 2 key research studies into the “sensitive period”. These were done by Konrad Lorenz (1935) and Klaus and Kennel (1976). Arguably the most important variable to evaluate is the internal validity of a study. The 2 studies vary … Continue reading

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Schaffer and Emerson – 4 stages of Attachment in infants

Stages of attachment Schaffer and Emerson were interested in the concept of attachment and hypothesised that human infant’s bonding periods take much longer than animals. They believed it could take up to 7 or 8 months for the bonding process … Continue reading

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Klaus and Kennel – Skin to Skin Contact Hypothesis

Klaus and Kennel (1976) Klaus and Kennel were interested in the concept of bond creation in infants and their care-givers. They also believed that the behaviour of the goslings could be linked to the survival of human infants. They also … Continue reading

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Konrad Lorenz – Geese Experiment (Imprinting)

Konrad Lorenz Konrad Lorenz is responsible for an experiment that discovered the theory of imprinting. The experiment is detailed as this: Date: 1935 Hypothesis: Goslings will follow the first large moving object that they see after hatching. Null Hypothesis: The goslings will reject … Continue reading

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Ainsworth and Bowlby -Attachment Behaviours

Ainsworth and Bowlby Ainsworth and Bowlby described attachment as “a deep and enduring emotional bond that connects one person to another across time and space.” They stated that attachment does not have to be reciprocal. One person may have an attachment with … Continue reading

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