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

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2004 - 276 pages
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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Here’s a little experiment to try out on yourself. Go to a part of the bookshop you never visit and choose a book on a subject you’d never usually consider. Last week I tried it out by accident and I ... Consulter l'avis complet

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I must have a different definition of "great." As the title says, book is about psychological experimentation -- and some of the experiments, such as B. F. Skinner's, are genuinely great. But some ... Consulter l'avis complet

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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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