Attachment and separation distress in the infant guinea pig.

@article{Pettijohn1979AttachmentAS,
  title={Attachment and separation distress in the infant guinea pig.},
  author={Terry F. Pettijohn},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={73-81}
}
This study systematically examined separation-induced distress vocalization in the infant guinea pig. Experiment I found that under maximum separation from both social and physical surroundings, the distress vocalization rate remained high for the 1st 4 weeks and then continuously declined to near zero by Week 12. Repeated testings had no effect on habituation of the rate during Week 5. Experiment II, using separation distress vocalization responses to the social (the mother) and the physical… CONTINUE READING