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Of monkeys and men: Spitz and Harlow on the consequences of maternal deprivation.
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PMID:  22697473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In this contribution the reciprocal influence of Harlow and Spitz concerning the consequences of maternal deprivation of monkeys and men, respectively, is described. On the basis of recently disclosed correspondence between Harlow and Spitz, it is argued that not only was Spitz's work on hospitalism an inspiration for Harlow to start his cloth and wire surrogate work with rhesus monkeys but, at the same time, Harlow's work was a new impetus for Spitz's work on the sexual development of (deprived) infants. It is described how the two men first established personal contact in the early 1960s, after Harlow had published his first surrogate papers, how they became close friends subsequently, and inspired each other mutually.
Lenny van Rosmalen; Frank C P van der Horst; René van der Veer
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Attachment & human development     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1469-2988     ISO Abbreviation:  Attach Hum Dev     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-06-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100901315     Medline TA:  Attach Hum Dev     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  425-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University , Leiden , The Netherlands.
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