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Vicedo, Marga
The nature and nurture of love : from imprinting to attachment in Cold War America / Marga Vicedo
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013
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 3rd Floor  BF723.A75 V53 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Attachment behavior in infants
Mother and child
Love, Maternal
Attachment behavior
Imprinting (Psychology)
Nature and nurture
Physical Description ix, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-314) and index
Contents From imprinting to attachment. Mother love as the cradle of the emotional self. Becoming emotional ; Between overprotection and deprivation: The mother-child dyad takes center stage ; John Bowlby: The mother as the psychic organizer -- The study of instincts. Ethology: Lorenz and Tinbergen search for the biological basis of Behavior ; The nature of instincts ; Imprinting ; The WHO meetings: Imprinting from birds to infants -- Bowlby's ethological theory of attachment behavior: The nature and nurture of love for the mother. From natural description to social prescription: Infants' needs and the tragedy of working mothers ; Challenging the studies on maternal deprivation ; Uniting psychoanalysis and ethology: The nature of the child's tie to the mother ; The power of natural love ; Challenging instincts -- Against evolutionary determinism: the role of ontogeny in behavior. Daniel Lehrman: Against Konrad Lorenz's theory of instincts ; Behavior without predetermination: Lehrman on maternal care ; The impossibility of isolating the innate ; Hinde against Drives ; Critique of imprinting ; Lorenz's defense ; Lehrman redux -- Psychoanalysts against biological reductionism. Freud on instincts ; Psychoanalysis and ethology: natural allies? ; Anna Freud ; Max Schur ; Rene Spitz -- Primate love: Harry Harlow's work on mothers and peers. Harry Harlow; In search of the origins of love: Contact or food? ; The machine (or the father) in the nursery ; The machine produces monsters: bring back natural mother love ; The power of peers ; The moral of the story: surprise! ; Naturalizing nurture -- The nature of love: Mary Ainsworth's natural experiments, experimental observations, and the reification of feelings ; Mary Ainsworth: from assistant to defender ; Patterns of behavior: from Uganda to Baltimore via London ; Assumptions and displacements: From relation to correlation to causation ; The biological foundations of attachment -- Reinforcing each other and a normative view of nature. Lorenz appeals to psychoanalysis ; Bowlby appeals to ethology ; Normative nature: from the natural to the social

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