And it is truly a page-turner, well written and captivating.
Readers beware: Blum's account of Harlow, in Love at Goon Park, is perfectly aligned with her account of the entire industry, Monkey Wars.
To anyone who studies or has studied attachment, Blum offers an amazing look at how this early research changed the face of psychology.
Something I would like everyone to consider; Once you have justified cruelty against non-human creatures, to do so against people, all you have to do is dehumanize them. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Juli D. Kring
Great read! I read it for a qualitative research doctoral class. Was pleased to follow the history of love & affection. I've recommended this book to many others.Published 6 months ago by Andrea Anderson
High recommend this book--anyone who is interested in the development of psychology as a field, the research pertaining to attachment and love and a behind the scenes look into... Read morePublished 10 months ago by C. Garcia
Harlow gets sort of demonized at first glance on places like wikipedia, but this book really helped me to understand why he did what he did, and just how much good came out of it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by dude man
This is a sometimes difficult read, but fascinating. He did amazing studies to show a baby's need for comfort...but animal research is always tough to hear aboutPublished 12 months ago by Dawn Mazzagetti
A great read unlike some psychology texts that you slog endlessly to get through. To a beginning psychology student it is fascinating how revolutionary and difficult it was for... Read morePublished 14 months ago by RWB
A well-written account of Harlow's life and work. Blum makes Harlow's science come alive. If you're skeptical about the work or you think Harlow is evil, this book is for you.Published 16 months ago by J
Wonderfully written. It's both entertaining and informative/historical, and makes me want to read more from her. Harry Harlow was an interesting guy. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Brig
Deborah Blum (born 1954) is an American journalist, whose book The Monkey Wars won a Pulitzer Prize; she has written other books such as The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Steven H Propp