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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A brief, readable history of psychological experiments on animals and humans. Fails to draw out many of the ethical implications of such research. Read full review

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This book is about ten controversial and revolutionary psychological experiments of the twentieth century. You'll probably recognize some of them, such as Stanley Milgram's obedience research, but ... 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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