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Evaluate Bowlbys Deprivation Hypothesis In his hypothesis Bowlby believed that an infants failure to attach to a primary caregiver would have long term effects This essay will attempt to evaluate Bowlbys deprivation hypothesis Firstly the terms attachment and deprivation will be defined Following that a full definition of the hypothesis will be made and then an attempt will be made to describe and understand the studies and period of history that lead to Bowlbys ideas and the influence they generated A full evaluation will be made of his deprivation hypothesis including detailed criticisms of his theory Finally conclusions will be drawn to show if Bowlbys deprivation hypothesis can still retain any credibility The first task is to define the terms attachment and deprivation In 1973 the leading attachment psychologist Mary Ainsworth pointed out that Attachment is an affectional tie that one person forms to another person binding them together in space and enduring over time Deprivation can occur when there is insufficient opportunity for interaction with a mother figure privation when there is insufficient interaction with mother masked deprivation or when there are repeated breaches of ties with mother figures In 1949 the World Health Organisation became concerned about the number of homeless children or children who were growing up in institutions as a result of the war years They commissioned Bowlby to look into this matter and to report to them whether these children were likely to be suffering from their experiences and what the best kind of upbringing for such children was Bowlby concluded that a warm intimate and continuing relationship with a mother figure is an essential precondition for mental health Maternal deprivation or a disturbed emotional attachment between mother and child was said to cause irreparable damage not only to the child but also to society as a whole He stated 1951 deprived children whether in their own homes or not are a source
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