The father of ethology and the foster mother of ducks: Konrad Lorenz as expert on motherhood.

@article{Vicedo2009TheFO,
  title={The father of ethology and the foster mother of ducks: Konrad Lorenz as expert on motherhood.},
  author={M. Vicedo},
  journal={Isis; an international review devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences},
  year={2009},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={
          263-91
        }
}
  • M. Vicedo
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Isis; an international review devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences
  • Konrad Lorenz's popularity in the United States has to be understood in the context of social concern about the mother-infant dyad after World War II. Child analysts David Levy, René Spitz, Margarethe Ribble, Therese Benedek, and John Bowlby argued that many psychopathologies were caused by a disruption in the mother-infant bond. Lorenz extended his work on imprinting to humans and argued that maternal care was also instinctual. The conjunction of psychoanalysis and ethology helped shore up the… CONTINUE READING

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