Functional Attachment in Humans

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Functional Attachment in Humans

Mary Ainsworth

This is the human analogue of the Harlow’s Monkey experiment. Proper attachment in the mother in humans, called “Secure” attachment, helps to ensure proper relationships with others throughout the lifespan.

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