MOTHER SURROGATE

is a figure who takes on the role of the mother in a relationship with an individual despite the fact they aren't the mother themselves, this role can be filled by males or females. Harry Harrow's monkey experiment showed that they preferred the mother who provided warmth over the mother who provided nourishment.

MOTHER SURROGATE: "A surrogate mother system appears widely in the animal kingdom from the King Fisher who place their eggs in the nests of other bird species so they will raise their offspring too to humans with children in foster families."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MOTHER SURROGATE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mother-surrogate/ (accessed October 17, 2019).
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