As a Psych major. I will be checking this book out. I did an essay related to primate experiments and was outraged by some of the things these people do. I will stick to this to see what I can learn about the "love" aspect. The author claims she will not be concentrating on the experiments.
Where is everybody? Am taking Adolescent Psychology at the present time-they make it very clear how important the nurting process is for children, and how it affects them negatively or positively through their lives.
As a student nurse in the 50s we were shown movies of the results of those experiments with mechanical mothers, and what happened to the babies without warm soft mothers to hold them. It was horrifying. I do want to read this biography soon.
I'm amazed that this is a subject that researcher's 'back then' had to study. I thought 'Mother/Father love of an infant was always laying in wait for their baby to be born and presto..Love was activated at birth.Then I grew up and realized not every parent, human or primate, can show love to another. I'm enjoying this book and know I will have to finish the good read.