MATERNAL DEPRIVATION

is the lack of appropriate levels of nurturing for the young or child due to the lack of a maternal character or primary care giver.

MATERNAL DEPRIVATION: "Children born, but who are then given up are considered maternally deprived."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MATERNAL DEPRIVATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/maternal-deprivation/ (accessed March 29, 2020).
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