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Deborah Blum examines the historical past of affection during the lens of its strangest unsung hero: an excellent, fearless, alcoholic psychologist named Harry Frederick Harlow. Pursuing the concept human affection should be understood, studied, even measured, Harlow (1905-1981) arrived at his conclusions by way of accomplishing research--sometimes attractive, occasionally horrible--on the primates in his collage of Wisconsin laboratory.  Read more...

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By Harlow, Harry F.; Harlow, Harry Frederick; Blum, Deborah; Harlow, Harry F.

Deborah Blum examines the historical past of affection during the lens of its strangest unsung hero: an excellent, fearless, alcoholic psychologist named Harry Frederick Harlow. Pursuing the concept human affection should be understood, studied, even measured, Harlow (1905-1981) arrived at his conclusions by way of accomplishing research--sometimes attractive, occasionally horrible--on the primates in his collage of Wisconsin laboratory.  Read more...

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The square was a gathering place for the farmers who now ploughed the surrounding country. Even in winter, when the farms were iced over and Fairfield’s streets were deep with snow, farmers came to town. qxd 4/1/11 2:39 PM Page 12 12 ° Love at Goon Park heavy, ironclad sled runners. Fairfield’s children used to play street games in which they jumped from farm bobsled to farm bobsled. They called the game “hopping bobs,” and, as one sled hopper recalled, the farmers were cheerfully tolerant of the leaping children.

Qxd 4/1/11 2:39 PM Page 35 Untouched by Human Hands ° 35 the United States. He showed off his babies in 1902 at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. During the next two years, he and his baby collection traveled to shows as far west as Nebraska. Cooney settled in Coney Island, where he successfully cared for more than five thousand premature infants. Through the 1930s, he continued, occasionally, to display them. In 1932, he borrowed babies from Michael Reese Hospital for the Chicago World’s Fair and sold tickets to view the human hatchlings.

Terman himself wrote that genetic superiority could be expected to predict social superiority. But Terman was also willing to ask hard questions of the so-called elite. For instance, did very smart people naturally rise to the top, the cream floating up over the milky rest of the population? Or did they need extra support to rise? A few years before Harry Israel came to Stanford, Terman began a long-term study of the gifted. He started with exceptional students who were found first by questionnaires sent to elementary school teachers.

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