GPSYC31810

GPSYC31810 - Bonding=attachment in Humans Babies don't bond...

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Bonding=attachment in Humans Babies don’t bond If goats don’t immediately bond with mother when they come out then baby will be ignored and die Critical Periods If doesn’t happen w/in 4 hrs after birth, bond will never happen OB nurses will tell this to mothers No actual real evidence Child Contribution Mother’s Contribution Theories of Attachment Psychoanalytic (Freudian): “I love you because you feed me” Kids have bond w/ mom’s breasts Learning Theory (Skinner): “I love you because you’re reinforcing” Contact Comfort (Harlow): “I love you b/c you are cuddly” Study to prove that people in orphanage just need a warm place to live & food, yet people still turn retarded Conducted study on monkeys Drive towards SECURITY Ethological (Bowlby): “I love you b/c I was born to love” Skinner vs. Harlow Food vs. comfort No matter what condition the kid is in the child will always prefer cloth mother over anything (skinner loses) What is Attachment in Humans? An active reciprocal relationship between two people as opposed to all others
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