Attachment refers to the bond between main giver and child
Sigmund Freud belived that babies a ttached to the person who fed them, along with social learning theorists. The person who feeds is a secondry reinforcer through their association with teh primary reinforceemnt of food.
Aim - whether monkeys woud form an attachment that provided food or compfort.
method - for each monkey he provided 2 wire mesh cylinders, 1 had a bottle and the other was coverd in cloth
results - the monkeys spent more time on the soft cylinder and when frightenede they clung cylinder, they only went to the wire mesh cylinder when hungry.
Conclusion - reinfrcement through the provision of food is noth the main determiner of attachment.
evaluation - provided vital evidence about attachment but raised ethical issues regarding the threatment of the monkeys.
- schaffer and emerson found that glasweigan infants formend attachments to those who communicated with them.
- John Bolby…