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2nd response paper - Rohit Sreedharan Anthropology 101 11A...

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Rohit Sreedharan Anthropology 101 11A 2 nd Response Paper A. Goldschmidt - Chapter 4 - Affect Hunger According to Walter Goldschmidt, “affect hunger is the urge to get expressions of affection from others. It has its biological basis in the imperative need for tactile stimuli” (Goldschmidt 47). This basically states that the infant has the instinct to call to the caregiver for any reason, such as hunger, discomfort, or pain. Imagine if the child did not have these instincts. The parent would not be able to tell when the baby needs something. The baby’s health would continue to deteriorate as the parent stands by. Another essential part to child development is the love and attention of the mother/father. This is what affect hunger really details. Another interesting detail is that humans are not the only ones who have affect hunger. In a dark trial done on “motherless monkeys”, or monkeys who had been isolated at birth, the baby monkeys persistently asked for their mother’s attention. “From the fourth month onward, the persistent
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This essay was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Stutz during the Fall '08 term at Emory.

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