The role of the father.


Primary attachment usually with mothers but can be with fathers

  • Schaffer and Emerson (1964) found babies became attached to there mothers about 7 months in.
  • However 3% of primary attachments within the experiment happened with the fathers and 27% of primary attachment occured with both parents.
  • Although these percentages together are still low they still give evidence that primary attachment can occur between both mothers and fathers or just with the fathers.
  • However it may depend on who spends the most time interacting and…


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