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Opening Skinner's box : great psychological experiments of the twentieth century

Author: Lauren Slater
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2005, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through ten examples of ingenious experiments, Lauren Slater traces the evolution of the century's most pressing concerns-- free will, authoritarianism, conformity, and morality.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Slater
ISBN: 0393326551 9780393326550
OCLC Number: 59278484
Description: x, 274 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Opening Skinner's box : B.F. Skinner's rat race --
Obscura : Stanley Milgram and obedience to authority --
On being sane in insane places : experimenting with psychiatric diagnosis --
In the unlikely event of a water landing : Darley and Latané's training manual- a five-stage approach --
Quieting the mind : the experiments of Leon Festinger --
Monkey love : Harry Harlow's primates --
Rat park : the radical addiction experiment --
Lost in the mall : the false memory experiment --
Memory Inc : Eric Kandel's sea slug experiment --
Chipped : this century's most radical mind cures.
Responsibility: Lauren Slater.

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Through ten examples of ingenious experiments, Lauren Slater traces the evolution of the century's most pressing concerns-- free will, authoritarianism, conformity, and morality.

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