Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the 20th Century
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 buried in academic textbooks, these often daring experiments are now seen in their full context and told as stories, rich in plot, wit and character.
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Review: Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth CenturyUser Review - John Crane - Goodreads
Simply a terrible book, as many have said. Her examples of her own "research" are highly unethical and a poor example to psychology students. When she goes to a religious woman who believes that her ... Read full review
Review: Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth CenturyUser Review - Robert - Goodreads
It was many years ago now, back in 2007, when my A-level psychology teacher gave me this book as some extra-reading. Yes, I was the kind of student who did extra reading. This book was probably the ... Read full review