Opening Skinner s Box Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century

Through ten examples of ingenious experiments by some of psychology's most innovative thinkers, Lauren Slater traces the evolution of the century's most pressing concerns—free will, authoritarianism, conformity, and morality. Beginning with B. F. Skinner and the legend of a child raised in a box, Slater takes us from a deep empathy with Stanley Milgram's obedience subjects to a funny and disturbing re-creation of an experiment questioning the validity of psychiatric diagnosis. Previously described only in academic journals and textbooks, these often daring experiments have never before been narrated as stories, chock-full of plot, wit, personality, and theme.

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  • Author : Lauren Slater
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • ISBN : 0393347478
  • Rating : 4/5 from 11 reviews
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Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century

Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century
  • Author : Lauren Slater
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 17 February 2005
GET THIS BOOKOpening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century

Through ten examples of ingenious experiments by some of psychology's most innovative thinkers, Lauren Slater traces the evolution of the century's most pressing concerns—free will, authoritarianism, conformity, and morality. Beginning with B. F. Skinner and the legend of a child raised in a box, Slater takes us from a deep empathy with Stanley Milgram's obedience subjects to a funny and disturbing re-creation of an experiment questioning the validity of psychiatric diagnosis. Previously described only in academic journals and textbooks,

Opening Skinner's Box

Opening Skinner's Box
  • Author : Lauren Slater
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 28 July 2016
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A century can be understood in many ways - in terms of its inventions, its crimes or its art. In Opening Skinner's Box, Lauren Slater sets out to investigate the twentieth century through a series of ten fascinating, witty and sometimes shocking accounts of its key psychological experiments. Starting with the founder of modern scientific experimentation, B.F. Skinner, Slater traces the evolution of the last hundred years' most pressing concerns - free will, authoritarianism, violence, conformity and morality. Previously

Prozac Diary

Prozac Diary
  • Author : Lauren Slater
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 01 June 2011
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The author of the acclaimed Welcome to My Country describes in this provocative and funny memoir the ups and downs of living on Prozac for ten years, and the strange adjustments she had to make to living "normal life." Today millions of people take Prozac, but Lauren Slater was one of the first. In this rich and beautifully written memoir, she describes what it's like to spend most of your life feeling crazy--and then to wake up one day and

Your One Wild and Precious Life

Your One Wild and Precious Life
  • Author : Maureen Gaffney
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 16 September 2021
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2021 Once you've got a few decades on the clock, life can seem sort of cross-roadsy. Once you're no longer thinking of yourself as 'young', you may be looking back, thinking 'How did I get here?' And also looking ahead, wondering: 'What do I do now?' This realization that neither time nor choices are limitless is both daunting and exciting. This is the moment to take stock and figure out how to make

Experiments With People

Experiments With People
  • Author : Robert P. Abelson,Kurt P. Frey,Aiden P. Gregg
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 04 April 2014
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Experiments With People showcases 28 intriguing studies that have significantly advanced our understanding of human thought and social behavior. These studies, mostly laboratory experiments, shed light on the irrationality of everyday thinking, the cruelty and indifference of 'ordinary' people, the operation of the unconscious mind, and the intimate bond between the self and others. This book tells the inside story of how social psychological research gets done and why it matters. Each chapter focuses on the details and implications of a

Study Guide

Study Guide
  • Author : Supersummary
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 08 December 2019
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 71-page guide for "Opening Skinner's Box" by Lauren Slater includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 9 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Narrative-Driven Exploration of Science and Psychology's Underlying Philosophical Questions.

Beyond the Box

Beyond the Box
  • Author : Alexandra Rutherford
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 09 May 2009
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B.F. Skinner (1904-1990) is one of the most famous and influential figures in twentieth century psychology. A best-selling author, inventor, and social commentator, Skinner was both a renowned scientist and a public intellectual known for his controversial theories of human behavior. Beyond the Box is the first full-length study of the ways in which Skinner's ideas left the laboratory to become part of the post-war public's everyday lives, and chronicles both the enthusiasm and caution with which this process

Psych Experiments

Psych Experiments
  • Author : Michael A Britt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 02 December 2016
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Psychology's most famous theories--played out in real life! Forget the labs and lecture halls. You can conduct your very own psych experiments at home! Famous psychological experiments--from Freud's ego to the Skinner box--have changed the way science views human behavior. But how do these tests really work? In Psych Experiments, you'll learn how to test out these theories and experiments for yourself...no psychology degree required! Guided by Michael A. Britt, creator of popular podcast The Psych Files, you can

Playing House

Playing House
  • Author : Lauren Slater
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 14 July 2015
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Acclaimed author Lauren Slater ruminates on what it means to be family. Lauren Slater’s rocky childhood left her cold to the idea of ever creating a family of her own, but a husband, two dogs, two children, and three houses later, she came around to the challenges, trials, and unexpected rewards of playing house. In these autobiographical pieces, Slater presents snapshots of domestic life, populating them with the gritty details and jarring realities of sharing home, life, and body

Blue Dreams

Blue Dreams
  • Author : Lauren Slater
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 20 February 2018
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"Capacious and rigorous . . . Blue Dreams, like all good histories of medicine, reveals healing to be art as much as science." --Parul Sehgal, New York Times "Terrific." --@MichaelPollan "Ambitious...Slater's depictions of madness are terrifying and fascinating." --USA Today "A vivid and thought-provoking synthesis." --Harper's A groundbreaking and revelatory history of psychotropic drugs, from "a thoroughly exhilarating and entertaining writer" (Washington Post). Although one in five Americans now takes at least one psychotropic drug, the fact remains that nearly seventy

Welcome to My Country

Welcome to My Country
  • Author : Lauren Slater
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 07 November 2012
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The world of the schizophrenic, the depressed, the suicidal can seem a foreign, frightening place. Now, a brilliant writer/psychologist takes readers on a mesmerizing journey into this enigmatic world. As readers interact through Slater with patients Lenny, Moxi, Oscar, and Marie, they come to understand more about the human mind and spirit. First serial to Harper's.

The Psychology of B F Skinner

The Psychology of B F Skinner
  • Author : William O'Donohue,Kyle E. Ferguson
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 15 March 2001
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Behaviorists, or more precisely Skinnerians, commonly consider Skinner's work to have been misrepresented, misunderstood, and to some extent defamed. In this book, the author clarifies the work of B F Skinner, and puts it into historical and philosophical context. Though not a biography, the book discusses Skinner himself, in brief. But the bulk of the book illuminats Skinner's contributions to psychology, his philosophy of science, his experimental research program (logical positivism) and the behavioral principles that emerged from it, and

About Behaviorism

About Behaviorism
  • Author : B.F. Skinner
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 24 August 2011
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The basic book about the controversial philosophy known as behaviorism, written by its leading exponent. Bibliography, index.