Love in Infant Monkeys - Chapter 6: Love in Infant Monkeys Summary & Analysis

Lydia Millet
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Chapter 6 is written in the third person limited point of view and focuses on the psychological studies performed by Harry Harlow. Harlow studied the effects of separation anxiety and withholding love by separating infant monkeys from their mothers shortly after birth. Harlow believed mothers were useful in terms of psychological development of children. Until his studies began in the 1950s, the common child-rearing thought was that too much affection would create a needy, weak child. To study the effects of love on child rearing, Harlow had to first remove love and nurturing and record results regularly.

Harlow seldom left his lab and devoted his life to his studies. He did not mind damaging the lives of a few monkeys if it meant that he saved the lives of human children. He was a high-functioning alcoholic. His surname was Israel at...

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