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Deborah Blum (2011). Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection.

"In Love at Goon Park, Pultizer Prize winner Deborah Blum charts this profound cultural shift by tracing the story of the man who made it possible: a brilliant, alcoholic, work-obsessed psychologist named Harry Harlow.


Pursuing the idea that human affection could be understood, studied, even measured, Harlow arrived at his conclusions by conducting experiments - some beautiful, some profoundly troublin 0 on the primates in his University of Wisconsin laboratory..."


Review by Suzy Hansen, Salon.com: http://dir.salon.com/books/review/2002/11/13/blum/index.html





Brian Wansink (2010). Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think.

According to Wansink, director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, the mind makes food-related decisions, more than 200 a day, and many of them without pause for actual thought. This peppy, somewhat pop-psych book argues that we don't have to change what we eat as much as how, and that by making more mindful food-related decisions we can start to eat and live better.



Review by David Leonhardt, New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/02/business/02davidside.html

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