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Mother Love

Synopsis
Shows how Harry Harlow tested the reactions of newborn rhesus monkeys to a variety of unusual ‘mother substitutes’. Discusses his research on the effects of the denial of maternal love and his conclusions that depriving newborns of body contact, such as holding and nestling, can cause deep emotional disturbances.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS (PAL). col. 26 min.
Year of production
1960
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: US$279.00 (video)
Documentation
Contact comfort research is covered in ‘Psychology’ by H F Harlow, J L McGaugh and R F Thompson and ‘Learning to Love’ by H F Harlow (Albion Publishing Company, 1736 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133, 1971)
Subjects
Biology; Psychology
Keywords
animal behaviour; behavioural psychology; bonding; primates; surrogate motherhood

Credits

Cast
Harry F Harlow 

Distributor

Name

Insight Media

Email
custserv@insight-media.com
Web
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Phone
+1 212 721 6316
Fax
+1 212 799 5309
Address
2162 Broadway
New York
NY 10024 6621
USA
Notes
US-based distributor of an extensive range of DVD, video and CD-ROM titles for university, secondary and vocational education. Catalogue divided into the following sections: Architecture & Design; Business & Economics; Communication; Counselling & Social Work; Drama, Music & Dance; Education; Engineering; Language & Culture; Nursing & Allied Health; Physical Education; Science & Agriculture; Social Sciences. A recent development is a dedicated video-on-demand website http://www.insight-media-digital.com/ which includes a particularly strong nursing library.

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