Harlow Center for Biological Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
22 North Charter Street
Phone: (608) 263-3550
Fax: (608) 262-6020
Director: Dr. Christopher Coe
The Harlow Center for Biological
Psychology is located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is administered
through the Department of Psychology and has long
been home to internationally recognized research on behavioral and
developmental psychology. The Harlow Center is affiliated with, but
independent from, the adjacent Wisconsin Primate Research Center.
To improve our understanding
of infant development and the biological basis of behavior in order
to promote health and psychological well being across the life span.
To maintain a healthy and productive nonhuman primate colony in order
to facilitate psychological and biomedical research at the University
To evaluate and apply modern animal husbandry techniques to ensure
the optimal care of rhesus monkeys involved in our breeding and
To investigate the relationship between physiological processes and
behavior, especially the neurobiological substrate of cognition,
sensory perception, and emotions.
To determine the influence of genetic, prenatal, and environmental
factors on the maturation of immune responses in the young infant.
To assess the effect of environmental factors and life style, such
as alcohol consumption, on the development and functioning of the
brain, especially with respect to psychological and learning capabilities.
To ascertain the influence of nutritional factors on pregnancy and
infant development, especially with regard to iron deficiency anemia.
The Harlow Center is located
on the corner of Charter Street and Capitol Court, one block north
of Regent Street. On the map of the UW-Madison
campus, it is building number 97 in Area 5.
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