Further Explanations of
Attachment – Bowlby’s Theory of
L.O. To understand and examine Bowlby’s
Theory of Attachment. (1969).
Key Study: John Bowlby’s ‘Maternal
Deprivation Hypothesis (1951).
Are they in the
What does each
Comparing the Two
(Group of Explanations)
Bowlby’s Theory (1969)
5 Key Facts: 5 Key Facts:
Look at the images…
What do they all have in common?
What feeling do you get from them?
What do you think his theory could be about from
Bowlby’s Theory of Attachment
• Bowlby’s Theory is an Evolutionary Theory.
Babies/Children have an innate drive to become
attached to a caregiver.
• Infants are born with ‘social releasers’ which make
people want to take care of them i.e. big eyes, crying,
big heads & small bodies. Or the ‘Baby Face
• Adults have an innate tendency to provide
caregiving. Helped by the ‘Social Releasers’.
5 Main Areas to Theory…
Which one is most important to his
What happens if there isn’t an attachment formed
in this time? Can you think of some examples?
Q#t=118 – MDH
Turning an explanation into a Model
Imagine this explanation as a model….
Create a model which represents Bowlby’s Theory
Use labels and Diagrams.
What you’ve learnt
• 1 Thing that your confident on…
• 1 Thing that you are less confident on…
• And a question or query you have?