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your knowledge of child development by analyzing the relationship
between attachment style, as outlined by Mary Ainsworth, and any one
of the other topics covered in the discussions or journals in this
course. Consider ways in which that topic may influence the
development of attachment in childhood or adolescence.
Additionally, address how one’s attachment style may impact their
behavior or choices related to that topic. Finally, explain how
exploring the interaction between unique features of development
(such as attachment and health, or attachment and bullying) can help
us in our continued learning of human development across the
Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory to address the topic of
motivations for and influences on bullying. Using each of the 5
systems in Bronfenbrenner’s theory, identify and describe how a
child’s environment might pre-dispose him or her to bully.
For example, within a person’s microsystem are the parents.
How might parents be an influencing factor on whether or not a child
is prone to bullying? Find and report (with proper citation) one
current statistic on the factors influencing school bullying
behaviors. Does this statistic seem to follow the same trend
supported by Bronfenbrenner’s theory? If not, explain how it
challenges the theory. Then, reflect on friendships in
childhood and adolescence and address the positive and negative
influences that they can have on bullying behaviors. Finally,
utilize problem-solving techniques in exploring developmental issues,
grounded in child development, in order to provide one unique
solution to reduce or completely end bullying.