- Feb 2021
he behavior of these infants was quite different when the mother was absent from the room. Frequently they would freeze in a crouched position, as is illustrated in Figures 18 and 19. Emotionality indices such as vocalization, crouching, rocking, and sucking increased sharply, as shown in Figure 20. Total emotionality score was cut in half when the mother was present.
The attachment and response of these monkeys seemed to distress them emotionally. When the faux mother was removed it created a response that would happen instinctually as it would with a real mother. Linking the emotional experience with the connection felt for the mother surrogate.