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1

Attachment theory originated from the work of which theorist?

John Bowlby

2

What did Bowlby believe?

Children are born predisposed to attach to others in order to help them survive

3

According to Bowlby, the critical period for developing attachment is______

within the 1st 5 years of life

4

What is the basis for the learning of attachment theory?

provision of food; children attach to whomever feeds them

5

Children engage in operant conditioning which means?

they learn that certain behaviors get them attention so they repeat them (ie: crying, smiling)

6

Insecure attachments can result in _____

psychiatric disorders and hostile clients