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Affective Maturation and the Mother-Infant Relationship

  • Leonard A. Rosenblum
Part of the Genesis of Behavior book series (GOBE, volume 1)

Abstract

Survival of the infant primate is a complex affair. It must meet the necessary metabolic demands for the support of its basic biology. But, in addition, its broad cognitive potential and the complexity of the social milieu into which it ultimately must move as an independent individual require the development of a rather immense array of selective behavioral responses. Unlike the survival of their more primitive phyletic antecedants and contemporaries, the survival of the infant primate to reproductive maturity reflects an intricate blend of genetic endowments and experiential formants in determining the range of stimuli, social and inanimate, that will be sought and approached, accommodated to or “ignored,” circumvented or actively avoided.

Keywords

Stimulus Condition Squirrel Monkey Pigtail Macaque Foster Mother Monkey Infant 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard A. Rosenblum
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  1. 1.Downstate Medical CenterState University of New YorkBrooklynUSA

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