The Human Beeing - a Tragling


Earlier, the human beeings was mistakenly referred to as altricial and therefore serves as . The behavioral biologist Bernhard Hassenstein contradicts this type and leads in 1970 the term a "tragling"*

This term Hassenstein sees a being , which is relatively helpless after birth alone, but a very good hand and foot reflexes has to hold the nut . This behavior can be observed very well , for example in great apes : chimpanzees are small , especially in the first period , dependent on the support of her mother , but they can become self-employed in the fur cling to her mother. So they can not fall down during the swing from branch to branch . This is when people differently .

We no longer have a coat , on which an infant or toddler can cling . A newborn human being is no longer able to hold on independently. Therefore, man belongs to the passive support Lingen .

Newborns and infants are therefore always rely on to be held or carried by the mother or the father. In other words : We are born to " being carried ."
* technical-term for the human beeings who prefer baby wearing