As I prepare my lectures for USF as adjunct faculty, I am reminded of a seminal study in Psychology and a fake company I created in 2009. Harlow found that rhesus monkeys, very similar in DNA to humans, seek more from a caregiver than food and warmth. Cloth comfort is a necessity and, when randomized to a condition where only the wire mesh monkey provides food and warmth, the baby monkey still seeks out the cloth source.
The mission of this company, Cloth Monkey, Inc., was to address the unspoken need of many to be hugged in ways they weren't as children.
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