Discussion of Papers by Suomi and Bowlby

  • Mary D. Salter Ainsworth


John Bowlby began his chapter (with acknowledgments to Robert Hinde) with a statement of six ways in which studies of animal behavior can contribute to a study of human behavior. Two of these pertain especially to experimental studies, two perhaps specifically to naturalistic studies, and two to studies of both types. Let me first consider experimental studies and their contributions with particular reference to Dr. Suomi’s chapter, and then turn to naturalistic studies, referring both to Dr. Bowlby’s paper and to some work of my own.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary D. Salter Ainsworth
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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