PSYB10H3 Lecture : social lec 16.docx

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Wanting to belong is also a powerful thing. Study: socially isolate his monkeys for 3 months, gave them food soft beds, and the one thing that was missing was social interaction. What happens: dramatic disturbances, huddled alone, self mutilation, rocking. Negative impact of isolation can be reduced by introducing a monkey that has not been isolated: monkey therapy. After the therapy though they still remain a little stressed out when introduced to the fear stimulus. But they eventually recover after about 6 months. Infant attachment: describes how infants are emotionally attached to their caregivers or emotionally distressed at loss of caregiver. Functional purpose: comforts fearful child, builds expectations for future relationship, provides secure base. So when infant goes to explore, they know that have something to go back to if you run into danger while exploring. x. Imprinting: a form of attachment that occurs shortly after birth\hatching among many species. Show of distress when imprinted object is removed.

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