Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Love at Goon Park by Deborah Blum

What a beautiful story about the psychologist Harry Harlow, who by prestigious research forced recalcitrant psychologists to recognize the biological importance of love and social connections (connections which we now know are the best predictor of your happiness in life).

What a great movie could be based on this movie (something like Kinsey)!

From this book I have concluded that
Harlow did more positive deeds for the animal welfare movement than negative, and all accounts of Harlow by animal advocacy authors were poorly researched (unless my memory is in error)

A great book for behavioral economists to read.