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Developmental Psychology Attachment Essay (Graded 6)

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This essay required us to argue whether or not attachment styles (as proposed by Ainsworth and Bowlby) were considered permanent/enduring after the first year of life. This is the major essay for PSYC2030 - developmental psychology. I was awarded a grade of 6.

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Attachment theory Human development Interpersonal relationships Psychoanalysis Love Attachment in adults Secure attachment Strange situation Romance Mary Ainsworth Infant Child development
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Attachment theory Human development Interpersonal relationships Psychoanalysis Love Attachment in adults Secure attachment Strange situation Romance Mary Ainsworth Infant Child development
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Motivation for this understanding spawned from the use of the strange situation, which sought to explain how infants become emotionally attached to a primary caregiver, and why they become distressed when separated. The theory suggests that infancy attachment remains stable beyond the first year of life and thus is an enduring quality that influences adult romantic bonds (Ainsworth, 1989). Despite considerable support for this theory, recent research has been interested in th...
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