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Contact Comfort (Monkeys and Surrogate Mothers)

Alternative title
Nature and Development of Affection
Synopsis
Shows H F Harlow’s experiments on the development of affection in primates. Rhesus monkeys, separated from their mothers at birth and raised nursing or non-nursing on cloth or wire surrogate mothers, were tested formother preferences under a variety of conditions.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS (PAL). col. 19 min.
Year of production
1959
Availability
Sale (video - Insight); 1999 sale: US$219.00 (video)
Notes
CONTACT COMFORT is the HEFVL title. NATURE AND DEVELOPMENT OF AFFECTION is the Insight title.
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

Director
Harry F Harlow
Cast
Harry F Harlow 
R Zimmerman 

Distributor

Name

Higher Education Film & Video Library

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1503
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
c/o British Universities Film & Video Council
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
Notes
Catalogue available from British Universities Film & Video Council.
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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