Animal Studies In Attachment

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Who did the two key studies on this?
Lorenz and Harlow
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What is imprinting?
This is the development of attachment within hours of birth
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Procedure of Lorenz's research
Goose eggs incubated so first living things seen was mum or Lorenz
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Findings of Lorenz research
Goslings imprinted on Lorenz and followed him around, this shows it was the critical period
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Long-lasting effects
Irreversible, related to the mate choice that they choose in the future
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EVALUATION: Criticisms of imprinting
Irreversible, the geese may follow him for a long time
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Procedure of Harlow
Wire mothers, cloth covered mothers, feeding bottles are attached to each one at separate times
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Findings of Harlow
Monkeys spent more time with the cloth mother, whether the food was there or not.
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Long lasting effects
All motherless monkeys were abnormal, socially and sexually
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EVALUATION: Generalising animal studies to human behaviour
Generalising this research to humans may not be justified
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