Attachment in the early years
Attachment in the early years

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Attachment in the early years

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe attachment classifications and how they are assessed

  • describe the features of caregiving that influence attachment, and the significance of attachment for lifespan development

  • discuss why the attachment system is an adapted and adaptive mechanism

  • recognise the need for ethical conduct in research carried out with children

  • describe the ethics principles of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and explain how research can be conducted ethically in line with these principles.

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