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    Harry Harlow(1905-1981) Harry Harlow was a psychologist who was best known for his experiments on social isolation and the attachment theory with the use of rhesus monkeys.He was born October 31,1905 in Fairfield Iowa.He grew up in small a small farming community with his mother and father.His family didn’t have much money and his dad spent most of time working on new inventions .Growing up Harlow was very shy, insecure, and kept to himself.Despite his insecurities he had a great sense of humor and a huge imagination.After high school he attended Stanford University, but due to his failing grades in his English major it forced him to switch to the study of psychology instead. In 1930 Harlow earned his Ph.D in psychology , and changed his name to Harlow which was originally Israel.He then earned a position at Wisconsin University where he conducted his most notable experiment which involved taking baby rhesus monkeys from there mother at birth . Life/achievements…

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    After considering the article, it’s clear that the findings from Harlow’s study provided valuable and life changing knowledge to all parents and caregivers worldwide. It was previously thought that forming a close bond with an infant would lead them to be spoiled, but after much research, especially Harry Harlows, it was shown that attachment is actually extremely important for the development of the child. Harlow’s study on the infant monkeys has led to a lot of controversy and uproar. Many…

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    Monkey Love The bond between a mother and her child is instantaneous and beautiful. Newborns automatically feel safe when they are first put into their mother’s arms after birth. Feeling safe around your mother as a child is completely normal. Harry Harlow simply wanted to study love and created several experiments for this. His experiments were long meditations on love, and all the ways we ruin it. Harlow was not a very loving man himself, according to his son and students. He also suffered…

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    Harry Harlow was a psychologist who ran test on Rhesus macaque monkeys. He originally ran test on the monkeys to see how the would maternally bond. He would arrange the monkeys with cones covered with towels. He would then have the “mother” shoot cold air or spikes at the infant monkey. This was to stimulate an abusive mother. The point of his original experiment was to see if a child relied on their mother for food or affection. Then in 1971 his wife died. This lead him to fall into a deep…

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    throughout life. She found people around the age of 88 who were extremely active. She found that people who use their brains did not lose them. Weiss and Bellinger studied the effects of environmental toxins on early brain development. They suggested that it effects an individual’s life context, including genetic tendencies and enriched or impoverished environments. It was proposed that in humans, the effects of exposure to toxic substances tend to be directly related to growing up in an…

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    In “The Monkey’s Paw”, by W.W Jacobs, is a story about a “mystical charm”, a monkey’s paw that is brought into the home of the Whites. It was brought by Sergeant Major Morris . The monkey’s paw can grant 3 wishes to three people. Mr. Morris was the second owner and the one before him wished for death for his last wish. Throughout the story the Whites get hold of the monkey’s paw and make all three wishes. For one night a family friend, Sergeant Major Morris came into the household of the…

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    Harlow Love Experiments

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    Harlow’s study on the nature of love used an infant’s closeness, touching, and attachment to a mother (wire or cloth) or contact comfort, as the operational definition of love. However, in his study the cloth mother that was meant to provide comfort was rather indifferent than actively providing nursing and comfort. Also, the wire mother provided a strong discomfort because of the material but it also did not actively decline nursing or comfort to the monkeys. Additionally, the definition of…

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    The Cloth Mother Summary

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    bundle of reflexes. However, this wasn’t true at all. In the Competent Infant, he shows the opposite of what the baby’s expert said. Babies paid attention to people. Suddenly, researcher was contacting Harlow to know more about his study. The aspect that made Harlow different than other researchers is that he truly advocate for what he believe. He didn’t stop until he convinced them. Harlow made the theory of attachment return to the spotlight. Monkeys provide awareness on child rearing. In…

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    There were two “mothers”, a cloth mother and a wire mother with food. The monkey would go to the wire mother for food but spend most of its time on the cloth mother. They came to the conclusion that contact comfort is important and overshadowed all other variables, including nursing. They then presented a scary apparatus and the monkey runs to his mother (the cloth one), to touch her and have contact with the mother. His personality completely changed when he had contact with his mother. In…

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    effectively displays this, in her novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. With aspects of typical fantasy setting, the incorporation of mythical creatures and magic, Rowling has created a fantasy novel. The fantasy genre has general guidelines when it comes to creating a story for it to be qualified as fantasy. In the fantasy genre, the stories created often have their own world, sometimes parallel to our own. Often seen in the fantasy genre, as well, is the incorporation of medieval…

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