Before completing this discussion, be sure to review Chapter 8 in your text, the “Attachment Style” article, as well as the Harlow’s Studies on Dependency in Monkeys (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., and What are Emotions (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. videos. You may also want to review the recommended multimedia, Konrad Lorenz Experiment with Geese (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. video. After examining the research in human development presented in your required resources, complete the following discussion:
Psychologists have developed many theories that attempt to capture how love grows, including the nature of attachment. Watch the brief video illustrating Harry Harlow’s studies on contact comfort and examine the emotional domain of human development (specifically, emotional attachment), and discuss individual differences in attachment. Your initial post should contain the following:
- Explain why individual differences in attachment matter. What are their known sources?
- Describe the influences that family, or lack thereof, and environment have on the development of infants.
- Discuss the extent to which individual differences in attachment may be linked to caregiving style.
- Discuss the extent to which individual differences in attachment may be linked to infants’ temperament.
Your initial post must be at least 300 words and use a minimum of one scholarly source located in the Ashford University Library or on Google Scholar