Attachment Theory: Definition & Criticism of Bowlby & Ainsworth's Theories


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An infant's crying, cooing, and smiling behaviors are intended to _____.

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1. The attachment theory asserts that human behavior is influenced by _____.

2. The attachment theory is based on _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and accompanying worksheet will gauge your understanding of attachment theory. You will be quizzed on the development of the theory, as well as the importance of early relationships in human development and behavior.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study tools will test your comprehension of:

  • Infant behaviors
  • How the attachment theory was developed and by who
  • What attachment theory is based on
  • How insecurity in children affects their adult life
  • The most important type of human relationship

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related attachment theory lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the basis for attachment theory
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about infant behavior in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about human relationships, review the accompanying lesson called Attachment Theory: Definition & Criticism of Bowlby & Ainworth's Theories. The following topics are covered in this lesson:

  • Human relationships
  • How attachments develop and why they're important
  • The internal working model