Corpus ID: 55746859

Infant—Mother Attachment

  title={Infant—Mother Attachment},
  author={M. D. Salter},
  • M. D. Salter
  • Published 1979
  • Psychology
  • Bowlby's (1969) ethological-evolutionary attachment theory implies that it is an essential part of the ground plan of the human species—as well as that of many other species—for an infant to become attached to a mother figure. This figure need not be the natural mother but can be anyone who plays the role of principal caregiver. This ground plan is fulfilled, except under extraordinary circumstances when the baby experiences too little interaction with any one caregiver to support the formation… CONTINUE READING
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