Growth and Development

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Klaus and Kennel (bonding) and Bowlby (attachment) theories


-Applies the principles of ethology to human beings
-Attachment is viewed as being similar to imprinting
-Intimate contact between mother and infant during the first few hours after birth is important in the development of an emotional bond to the baby
-Attachment is necessary for infants to survive
-Bowlby: infant attachments during the first six months of life is broad, after first 6 months attachment becomes more specific
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