Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2004 - Psychology - 276 pages
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Through nine experiments by some of psychology's most innovative thinkers, Slater traces the evolution of the century's most pressing concerns--free will, authoritarianism, conformity, and morality. Previously described only in academic journals and textbooks, these experiments have never before been narrated as stories, full of plot, wit, personality, and theme.
  

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This book. This book was not what I was expecting. What I was not expecting and did not get: GRE Psychology subject test review material. What I was expecting and got: a refamiliarizing with some of ... Read full review

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I read this for Psychology class in High School and I'm now writing a review a year later... I'm a little slow at reviewing this, to say the least. I don't really want to go in depth, just give you my ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
Opening Skinners Box BF SKINNERS RAT RACE
8
Obscura STANLEY MILGRAM AND OBEDIENCE TO AUTHORITY
34
On Being Sane in Insane Places EXPERIMENTING WITH PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS
66
In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing DARLEY AND LATANES TRAINING MANUAL A FIVESTAGE APPROACH
96
Quieting the Mind THE EXPERIMENTS OF LEON FESTINGER
115
Monkey Love HARRY HARLOWS PRIMATES
135
Rat Park THE RADICAL ADDICTION EXPERIMENT
159
Lost in the Mall THE FALSE MEMORY EXPERIMENT
184
Memory Inc ERIC KANDELS SEA SLUG EXPERIMENT
207
Chipped THIS CENTURYS MOST RADICAL MIND CURES
226
CONCLUSION
252
ENDNOTES
259
INDEX
271
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Lauren Slater is a psychologist and writer. She is the author of Opening Skinner's Box and Blue Beyond Blue, among other books. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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