Harlow's Monkeys: Experiment, Comfort & Socialization


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In Harlow's experiment, the wire monkey mother offered _____.

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1. Through his research, Harlow concluded that the monkeys developed a preference for a certain surrogate mother based on _____.

2. Harlow determined that maternal contact is not needed for survival, and is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz/worksheet combo to gauge your familiarity with the primate experiments conducted by Harry Harlow that tested whether or not we need love. The quiz will ask you questions about what the experiment involved and what it revealed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on the following:

  • The purpose of the wire monkey
  • How monkeys developed affection
  • Harlow's conclusion about love
  • Result of a monkey raised in total isolation
  • How secure adult monkeys are raised

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about Harlow's primate experiments
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding his conclusions about love and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the development of affection
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the results of various upbringings of the monkeys

Additional Learning

To know more about these experiments, study the lesson, Harlow's Monkeys. The following objectives are covered by the lesson:

  • Review the set-up of the experiment
  • Learn how Harlow further tested his hypothesis with additional variables
  • Identify the role of socialization in development
  • Understand the impact of the experiments