The Role of Mothers
o What role do mothers play in the raising of children?
o Does what happens in childhood determine what will occur in adulthood?
o Looking for what was important to children after World War II
Children lost their parents and were separated from family
Trying to find an understanding of emotional development especially
o Children despite having everything they needed still suffered mentally and
o Emotional development depended on motherly figures
o Anaclitic depression
Emotional depravation due to loss of a loved object
If child does not have the loved object returned within 5 months child