Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century

by Lauren Slater

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  • Paperback
  • Pages: 274 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.9 out of 5
  • Published February 17th 2005 by W. W. Norton & Company
  • Original Title: Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century
  • ISBN: 0393326551 (ISBN13: 9780393326550)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: Prismas Casa de las Ciencias a la Divulgación for Libro editado (2007)

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.