Harry Harlow

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Harry Frederick Harlow (October 31, 1905 – December 6, 1981) was an American psychologist. He did experiments on rhesus monkeys in which he separated babies from their mothers.

Early life[change | change source]

Harlow was born Harry Israel on October 31, 1905. He changed his name from Israel because he did not want to be treated badly for seeming Jewish.[1] Harlow started working at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. McKinney, William T. (2003). Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection. American Journal of Psychiatry, 160, 2254-2255.
  2. http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2004/03/21/monkey_love/?page=full