Yr12 Attachment Studies

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Longitudinal study on Romanian orphans adopted by UK families to examine the effects of institutionalisation
Tested continuity hypothesis using interviews, lists of adjectives and descriptions of childhood events to describe relationships with parents
Opposed Bowlby, using a longitudinal study of German children, finding childhood attachment type wasn't a good indicator of adult attachment type
Differentiated between 'easy', 'slow to warm up' and 'difficult' babies
Famed for his studies into operant conditioning using rats: suggests babies learn to seek attachments to get what they want
Forwarded evolutionary explanation, including monotropy, internal working model, continuity hypothesis and sensitive period
Investigated formation of attachment using ducks and geese
Conducted meta analysis to correlate betweensecurity of baby's attachment and parental sensitivity
Studied Rhesus monkeys and found that attachment does not just revolve around food and rewards
Added a Type D attachment to Ainsworth's findings
Suggested children in daycare are more cognitively advanced by may show more problem behaviours
Conducted the Strange Situation and found three attachment types
Suggested early skin to skin contact aided formation of strong bonds. The results of this study changed birth routines in the Western World
Examined formation and development of attachments in Glaswegian babies, suggesting 4 stages of developing attachment
Noted different sibling relationships: buddies and caregivers
Natural experiment on long term effects of emotional privation on children in a children's home
Discussed sibling relationships (ignored by Bowlby), suggesting a difference between vertical and horizontal relationships
Suggested a positive correlation between number of nappies a father changes and strength of attachment
Meta analysis of Strange Situation in various countries
Suggested social learning theory formed a basis for attachments
Conducted a case study on sisters who suffered extreme privation
Suggested 4 examples of attachment behaviour: seeking proximity, distress on separation, joy on reunion and general behaviour
Quasi-experiment studying children in three types of daycare
Studie daycare in Sweden and its effects on social development
Replicated Klaus and Kennell's study using middle class Swedish mothers
Suggested fathers are often preferred as playmates by children
Studied classical conditioning with dogs
Conducted a case study on twin boys in Czechoslovakia with extreme privation
Used a 'love quiz' to suggest a link between childhood and adult attachment type

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