Unformatted text preview: All aspects of social life are not natural but learned through socialization. It begins at birth and continues through life. Harry Harlow and Rhesus monkeys Showed the negative effects of social isolation. Monkeys were deprived of mother – exposed to either terry cloth model or wire model – went to soft “mother” for comfort even over food . Showed that infant monkeys need intimacy, warmth, physical contact and comfort. Monkeys raised in isolation became upset, were apathetic and withdrawn, were hostile – as mothers they often rejected their own children. Case evidence with humans who were neglected shows that neglected babies have difficulty forming emotional ties with others. (Anna, Isabelle, Genie)...
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- Fall '10
- social isolation, Rhesus monkeys, Ex child care, terry cloth model