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Drunk tank pink : and other unexpected forces that shape how we think, feel, and behave

Author: Adam L Alter
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, ©2013 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The title stems from a minor popular culture sensation based on a 1979 article in the academic journal Orthomolecular Psychiatry that described an experiment with 153 healthy young men and blue and pink cardboard. All but 2 of the men were dramatically weaker after staring at the pink cardboard for one minute. Law enforcement officials used pink for holding cell walls and the color was unofficially christened Drunk  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam L Alter
ISBN: 9780143124931 0143124935
OCLC Number: 852238326
Notes: "First published in the United States of America by The Penguin Press, 2013."--Colophon.
Description: 261 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Part 1. The world within us. Names --
Labels --
Symbols --
Part 2. The world between us. The mere presence of other people --
The characteristics of other people --
Culture --
Part 3. The world around us. Colors --
Locations --
Weather and warmth --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Adam Alter.

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The title stems from a minor popular culture sensation based on a 1979 article in the academic journal Orthomolecular Psychiatry that described an experiment with 153 healthy young men and blue and pink cardboard. All but 2 of the men were dramatically weaker after staring at the pink cardboard for one minute. Law enforcement officials used pink for holding cell walls and the color was unofficially christened Drunk Tank Pink.

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