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Article 2: The origins of attachment theory The article discusses the negative effects on personality development of prolonged institutional care and/or frequency changes of mother-figure during the early years of life. In “Maternal Care and Mental Health,” the author called attention the acute distress of young children who find themselves separated from those they know and love o “Deprivation of maternal care” Lorenz’s work showed that in some animal species a strong bond to an individual mother-figure could develop without the intermediary of food This led to the concept of attachment behavior . This is any form of behavior that results in a person attaining or maintaining proximity to some other clearly identified individual who is conceived as better able to cope with the world. Clear hierarchy of preference is shown by children Separation anxiety Man responds with fear to certain situations, not because they carry a high risk of pain or danger, but because they signal
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course HD 3620 taught by Professor Campa,m. during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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