Opening Skinner's Box (Paperback)

Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century

By Lauren Slater

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393326550, 288pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 2005

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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.