Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection by Deborah BlumLove at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection by Deborah Blum

Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection

byDeborah Blum

Paperback | July 5, 2011

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In the early twentieth century, affection between parents and their children was discouraged#151;psychologists thought it would create needy kids, and doctors thought it would spread infectious disease. It took a revolution in psychology to overturn these beliefs and prove that touch ensures emotional and intellectual health.

In Love at Goon Park, Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum charts this profound cultural shift by tracing the story of Harry Harlow#151;the man who studied neglect and its life-altering consequences on primates in his lab. The biography of both a man and an idea, Love at Goon Park ultimately invites us to examine ourselves and the way we love.

Deborah Blumis theNew York Timesbestselling author ofThe Poisoner's Handbook. She also won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Her second book,Sex on the Brain, was aNew York TimesNotable Book for 1997. She lives with her family in Madison, Wisconsin.
Title:Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of AffectionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 5, 2011Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:046502601X

ISBN - 13:9780465026012

Appropriate for ages: 13

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