Harry Harlow

1905 - 1981

Harry Harlow

Harry Frederick Harlow (October 31, 1905 – December 6, 1981) was an American psychologist best known for his maternal-separation, dependency needs, and social isolation experiments on rhesus monkeys, which manifested the importance of caregiving and companionship to social and cognitive development. He conducted most of his research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow worked with him for a short period of time. Harlow's experiments were controversial; they included creating inanimate surrogate mothers for the rhesus infants from wire and wool. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Harlow has received more than 1,061,823 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 154th most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Harry Harlow ranks 154 out of 169Before him are Walter Mischel, Michael Gazzaniga, Dimitri Uznadze, Raymond Moody, Henri Nouwen, and Brenda Milner. After him are Frederik van Eeden, Georgi Lozanov, Robert Yerkes, Elizabeth Loftus, John C. Lilly, and Abraham Brill.

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Among people born in 1905, Harry Harlow ranks 159Before him are Markos Vamvakaris, Luigi Zampa, Michael Powell, Banine, Aurelio González, and Karol Borsuk. After him are István Avar, Zoilo Saldombide, Floyd Gottfredson, Leila Hyams, Abeid Karume, and C. P. Snow. Among people deceased in 1981, Harry Harlow ranks 102Before him are Eraldo Monzeglio, Richard O'Connor, Jaime Roldós Aguilera, Jerzy Neyman, Michele Andreolo, and Julio Libonatti. After him are Josef Silný, Ricardo Wolf, Jack Northrop, Zoilo Saldombide, Arthur O'Connell, and Mohammad-Javad Bahonar.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harry Harlow ranks 3,909 out of 12,171Before him are Joe Walsh (1947), Louis Jordan (1908), Rhea Perlman (1948), Tony Musante (1936), Amy Beach (1867), and Vince Lombardi (1913). After him are Michael Berryman (1948), Queen Latifah (1970), Jon Polito (1950), Jerome Kern (1885), Tony Hawk (1968), and Edwin Austin Abbey (1852).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Harry Harlow ranks 49Before him are J. P. Guilford (1897), Louis Leon Thurstone (1887), Carol Gilligan (1936), Stanley Schachter (1922), Michael Gazzaniga (1939), and Raymond Moody (1944). After him are Elizabeth Loftus (1944), John C. Lilly (1915), Jonathan Haidt (1963), Nancy Chodorow (1944), Neal E. Miller (1909), and Dan Ariely (1967).

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