- Feb 2021
In general, the surrogate mother not only gave the infants no security, but instead appeared to serve as a fear stimulus. The emotionality scores of these control subjects were slightly higher during the mother-present test sessions than during the mother-absent test sessions.
Early connection with a surrogate mother created more sense of security and emotional attachment and will rush to the surrogate when presented, even in a delayed fashion. The monkeys who were not introduced to any kind of surrogate approached the surrogate immediately while the other monkeys were more hesitant and cautious.