04 Experiment Reflection.docx - 1 04.00 Experiment Reflection When psychologists were first beginning to study the development of attachment it was

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1. 04.00 Experiment Reflection When psychologists were first beginning to study the development of attachment, it was assumed attachment with mother relied upon the the mother’s association as a secondary reinforcement when the primary reinforcer, food, was given. Harry Harlow thought that there must be more to attachment than simply the primary drives of hunger and thirst. Harlow established a Primate Laboratory that was very highly spoken of. This laboratory was the place where he conducted most of his highly regarded research on how monkeys socially developed and how they learned. He was most well known for the research he did on the effects and importance that social development had on mother and infant relationships. Harry Harlow conducted studies using a breed of monkeys called Rhesus monkeys during their infancies and begun to observe the monkeys being studied often clung to the lining of their cages which was soft cloth padding. He then proceeded to design a study to examine what he

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