Anyone who gets through first year psychology will be familiar with Harry Harlow and his cruel experiments with rhesus monkeys. Little orphan monkeys were given the choice between a wire surrogate mother who provided food and a terry cloth surrogate who provided comfort. The monkeys huddled to the cuddly surrogate showing that maternal contact is essential to young primates. Now Brad Wary and students from Arundel High School in Maryland have set one of those experiments to music. They’ve made a supercute video.
Be sure to click through to the APS link below to see an amazing Harlow’s Monkeys Halloween costume.
- 6 Famous Psychology Experiments (psychology.about.com)