Yr12 Attachment Studies

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

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