PSY325H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Attachment Theory, John Bowlby

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17 Aug 2020
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Intimacy reflects 6 ingredients: personal knowledge knowledge about them (personal details and secrets) which is reciprocal. John bowlby"s attachment theory: bowlby (1969, 1973, 1980) Specific biological function that increases likelihood of survival and reproductive success: ex. Evolution of social brain necessitated longer developmental period: ex. Increases chances of successful reproduction allows us to internalize earliest experiences (internal working models which guide later interactions: 2. Specific set goal is to protect a person (esp. during infancy) from danger: necessary during infancy, 3. System can be activated by triggers: esp. active during infancy and times of threat switched on when infant experiences some kind of threat can also be a threat to intimateness. Includes a set of interchangeable, functionally-equivalent behaviours for goal attainment (strategies: proximity-seeking is the primary strategy urges to maintain proximity to attachment figure, ex. Active approach behaviours, overt displays of negative affect, etc: ex.

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