I believe that Harlow’s research with the monkeys can be generalized to humans. Many human babies are not exactly the same as the monkey babies, but for the most part all babies, human and animal, look for comfort, food, and security from their mothers. As babies, we are unable to fend for ourselves which is why we need our parents as we grow up. We tend to attach more to our mothers because they are usually around us more in the early stages of life. We, as babies, see them as the primary source of the things we need in life to survive. They are usually the ones to provide us with (most) of our food and they tend to be the more comforting of the two parents. This builds our loving bon between us and our mothers. As we grow older and venture out into the world, we still tend to rely on our mothers for support and motivation. This is what the baby monkeys did in the “open-field test”. They too needed a mother of some sort to comfort them when they were in new situations and were scared. These are the reasons that I believe that
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