Are You My Mother?: How Animal Imprinting Works


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What do little baby ducklings have to do with Nazis? A lot actually. Find out about animal imprinting experiments and the debate over their ethics.

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Additional Stuff

How Animal Imprinting Works, on HowStuffWorks

Want A 'Pet' Duck?, on PETA's site

Who's Your Mama? The Science of Imprinting, on Nature

Attachment Theory, on Simply Psychology

20 heartwarming stories of interspecies adoptions, on Salon

Critique of Naziism As A Lens for Lorenz's Theories

5 Horrific Psychological Experiments - #3: The Well of Despair, SYSK post on Harry Harlow

Topics in this Podcast: Harry Harlow, ethics