Harry Harlow

American psychologist

Harry Frederick Harlow (October 31, 1905 – December 6, 1981) was an American psychologist. He did experiments on rhesus monkeys in which he separated babies from their mothers.

Early lifeEdit

Harlow was born Harry Israel on October 31, 1905. He changed his name from Israel because he did not want to be treated badly for seeming Jewish.[1] Harlow started working at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.[2]


  1. McKinney, William T. (2003). Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection. American Journal of Psychiatry, 160, 2254-2255.
  2. "Monkey love - The Boston Globe". www.boston.com.