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Maternal behaviour is a term embracing all those behaviours related to being a mother. It is used synonomously with 'caring for the young'. It is currently regarded as a biased phrase as many fathers show nurturing behaviour and the more appropriate term parenting behaviour is now preferred.


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References & Bibliography

Key texts

Books

H.L. Rheingold (1963)(ed.) Maternal Behaviour in Mammals, New York: John Wiley.

Papers

  • Harlow, H.F., Harlow, M.K. and Hansen, E.W. (1963) The maternal affectional system of rhesus monkeys. In: H.L. Rheingold (ed.) Maternal Behaviour in Mammals, New York: John Wiley.
  • Hersher, L., Richmond, J.B. and Moore, A.U. (1963a) Maternal behaviour in sheep and goats. In: H.L. Rheingold (ed.) Maternal Behaviour in Mammals, New York: John Wiley.
  • Hersher, L., Richmond, J.B. and Moore, A.U. (1963b) Modifiability of the critical period for the development of maternal behaviour in sheep and goats, Behaviour 20: 311-20.
  • Ross, S., Sawin, P.B„ Zarrow, M.X, and Denenberg, V.H. (1963) Maternal behaviour in the rabbit. In: H.L. Rheingold (ed.) Maternal Behaviour in Mammals, New York: John Wiley.
  • Rosenblatt, J.S. and l.ehrmann, D, S. (1963) Maternal behaviour of the laboratory rat. In: H.L. Rheingold (ed.) Maternal Behaviour in Mammals, New York: John Wiley.

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