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Julia Nan AP Psychology Mr. Volkmar 16 December 2010 Harry Harlow Proximity. This was the word that scientists in the 18 th centuries identified the feeling of love with. However, this concept was completely revolutionized with Harry Harlow’s findings in the 1950s. Instead of relaying on pure statistics and calculations for love, Harlow experimented on rhesus monkeys and their attachment to mother monkeys. Even though he changed the way the scientific community view love, his experiments are marked with citicisms from others. Also, because of these crisisms, the animal protection rights on lab animals are also reinforced by Harlow’s experiments. Harry Harlow was born in 1905 to a Jewish family in Fairfield County, Iowa. Harlow’s father is a failed inventor, and his mother, according to Harlow in his autobiography, was never an affectionate woman. Throughout his life, Harlow suffered from periodic depressions. Harlow did not fit in his school, and he spend most of his socializing time, drawing. He created on paper
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Unformatted text preview: a beautiful land called Yazoo, with beautiful winged and horned creatures. When he was done with his drawing, he would bisect the creatures with sharp black lines, still beautiful on paper, and all bloody in color. Harlow did his undergraduate and graduate studies at Stanford University. He did research under the famous psychologist Lewis Terman, who studied the IQ in gifted children. Harlow also married Termans former student Clara. In 1930, Harlow took a job at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He studied rhesus monkeys IQ but soon he starts to wonder about something else. When Harlow would separate the infant monkeys from their mothers, the baby monkeys would become attached to the terry cloth towels covering the cage floors. They would lie on them, claps them tightly in their hands, and throws a tantrums whenever their cloth were taken away....
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