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The Nature and Nurture of Love: From Imprinting to Attachment in Cold War America

The Nature and Nurture of Love: From Imprinting to Attachment in Cold War America (Paperback)

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In The Nature and Nurture of Love, Marga Vicedo examines scientific views about children's emotional needs and mother love from World War II until the 1970s, paying particular attention to John Bowlby's ethological theory of attachment behavior. Vicedo tracks the development of Bowlby's work as well as the interdisciplinary research that he used to support his theory, including Konrad Lorenz's studies of imprinting in geese, Harry Harlow's experiments with monkeys, and Mary Ainsworth's observations of children and mothers in Uganda and the United States. Vicedo's historical analysis reveals that important psychoanalysts and animal researchers opposed the project of turning emotions into biological instincts. Despite those substantial criticisms, she argues that attachment theory was paramount in turning mother love into a biological need. This shift introduced a new justification for the prescriptive role of biology in human affairs and had profound-and negative-consequences for mothers and for the valuation of mother love.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyChild & developmental psychologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyPsychology: emotions Publisher: The University of Chicago Press Publication Date: 26/09/2014 ISBN-13: 9780226215136  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Marga Vicedo is associate professor in the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto.

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