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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
ISBN 13: 9780393326550
ISBN 10: 393326551
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2005-02-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $15.95
 
 

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, morality.

The Washington Post

The message of Opening Skinner's Box seems pretty clear, though it may not be the one the author intended. Like Slater's narrative voice, the stories are interesting.

But they go much further than she may have intended, opening doors, not necessarily into knowledge, but into deeply strange eccentricities on the part of these scientists -- eccentricities that sometimes verge, themselves, on the insane. — Carolyn See