Chapter 9 includes the important concept of “Attachment” in human babies.
Studies by Harlow, Bowlby, and Ainsworth are each very famous in psychology and they help us understand what attachment looks like and how important it is.
My prompt: Why is attachment important?
What helps a child build attachment to an adult?
What happens with an attachment when the adult is negligent or perhaps is unable to respond to a baby? (Examples of this might be when a mom or dad is depressed, or addicted to substances. These issues can keep a parent from attending to the needs of a child.)
Can humans thrive if they have had a tough beginning with the adult(s) who was their primary caregiver?