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Describe and evaluate animal studies of attachment (12 marks)
I need to talk about 2 studies, so for example, both Lorenz and Harlow but I was wondering how I would structure this to be able to write it in 15 minutes in the exam which is how long you have for a 12 marker.
like do I need to do one paragraph each on Lorenz and Harlow outlining their studies and then do a paragraph on a strength and weakness for each of them?? but that comes to 6 paragraphs which I can't do in 15 minutes so how do I structure it??
also if describe is 6 marks and evaluate is 6 marks and there are 2 studies then:
Lorenz outline = 3 marks
Harlow outline = 3 marks
Lorenz evaluation = 3 marks
Harlow evaluation = 3 marks
so how much would I need to write for each to keep it concise to be able to write in 15 minutes but keep in all the key information about the studies such as aim, procedure, findings and conclusion and then the evaluations?
any help would be greatly appreciated
Outline Lorenz study
+ research support for imprinting : Guiton (imprinted on yellow gloves = no predisposition to attach to humans).
- Not generalisable to humans - evolutionary adaptive value for geese
2) HARLOW - OUTLINE
Low internal validity - lacks ecological validity
Innate drives for monkeys, humans free will (perhaps)
Ethical issues - lack of informed consent
real world applications = kangaroo mother care
3) compare and contrast the two
eg Both studies show that bonding with a primary care giver during the critical period has long term effects on future behaviour
however, harlow = importance of comfort and emotional attachment to primary caregiver
Lorenz = importance of only a moving object (no emotional comfort)
Hope that helps !
by short evaluation do you mean one sentence with just the point or like a PEEL because that’s what I’ve been taught in school?