Opening Skinner's Box

Opening Skinner's Box

Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century

Book - 2004
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Through nine examples of ingenious experiments by some of psychology's most innovative thinkers, Lauren Slater explores the progress of the science of the mind in the 20th century. The experiments are narrated as stories: full of plot, wit and personality.
Published: New York : W.W. Norton, c2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393050950
Branch Call Number: 150.72 SLA
Characteristics: x, 276 p. ;,25 cm.


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Jan 29, 2020

" ' Makes for fascinating reading, helped along by Slater's charm and resourcefulness...It's hard to imagine that William James, given the opportunity to read her, would not have been forced to revise his opinion, conceding that psychology in the 20th century had proved to be a much more interesting subject that he could ever have anticipated.' " " 'Vivid, insightful account of the experiments that changed the field of psychology in the last century....Astonishing stories full of quirky personalities, told with wit and warmth.' " " '....combines the emotional and scientific....' " " Cancer is always bad, but in the 1960s it was worse than it is today. Radiation came high volts and beams, the body marked with a black-inked X, bull's -eye. Chemotherapy was practically primitive; the doses, in huge green caustic vials, were mainlined into the arm, sending waves of heat and nausea throughout the body."


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