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Opening Skinner's Box By Lauren Slater

Opening Skinner's Box by Lauren Slater

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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.

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

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.

Opening Skinner's Box Reviews

"I've been riveted by her witty explorations of everything from lying to Prozac." -- David Sedaris - Entertainment Weekly
"Worth reading for the provocative questions it asks and for the way it lingers over the fragile, human side of psychology." -- Joy Press - Village Voice
"Astonishing stories full of quirky personalities, told with wit and warmth." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Slater creates for the reader a sense of intimacy with scientists and their subjects." -- Erik Strand - Psychology Today
"It is precisely [Slater's] intimate confessional approach that is able to reveal the poetry latent in the sterile laboratory...A powerful and even inspiring meditation on the strengths and weaknesses hidden in our nature." -- Eric Wargo - Washington Times

About Lauren Slater

Lauren Slater is a psychologist and writer. She is the author of Opening Skinner's Box and Blue Beyond Blue, among other books. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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