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 - Jamie - Goodreads
I began reading this book with absolutely no knowledge whatsoever of the field of psychology. I liked that I could follow what she was saying. The author really makes everything very understandable. I ... Read full review
Review: Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth CenturyUser Review - Patty - Goodreads
Opening Skinner's Box ”The experiments described in this book, and many others, deserve to be not only reported on as research but also celebrated as story, which is what I have here tried to do.” p ... Read full review