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Harlow’s monkeys OFF

Harlow’s monkeys OFFICIAL

harry harlow researched attachment in rhesus monkeys in the 1950’s & 1960’s investigated factors influencing the development of attachment studied the role of breastfeeding in infant-mother attachment. He used 8 infant rhesus monkeys
method kinda half of the monkeys were in cages with the feeding bottle on the cloth surrogate and the other half were in the cages with feeding bottle on the wire surrogate - if based on feeding, infant monkeys shouldve preferred to bottle
Findings spent more time with the cloth surrogate regardless same amount of milk and gained weight at the same time ~ 3 weeks, ~ 15hrs a day in contact with the cloth surrogate no more than an hour or two in any 24 hour period on the wire surrogate
Findings 2 particularly evident when they were emotionally distressed various frightening objects on their cages sought first contact with the cloth surrogate
Conclusion contact comfort was more important than feeding in the formation attachment to mother generalised his findings to human
Criticisms sadistic - inducing stress not ethcial - force mental illness cant generalise different species findings
Created by: procrast
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