Child"s first relationship is generally referred to as an attachment. Relationship is usually very strong and reciprocal. Distinction between attachment and attachment behaviour: schema: a mental representation that we may refer to based on observation behaviour, attachment behaviour concerns the external means of expressing these feelings. Distinction between attachment as a biologically based system within an individual and a dyadic relationship between individuals: child is biologically predisposed to develop an attachment to a significant other as it increases the likelihood of survival. So we make a distinction between that and dyadic relationship (between two people) They tested to see which mother the monkey would go to when scared and ran towards the cloth mother. The real importance of physical contact between two individuals is very important. If you look throughout the lifetime of an individual, the baby is first held in the womb, then when a newborn, he/she is constantly physically touched (i. e. , being held, rocking, hugging).