Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century
W. W. Norton
On Sale: February 1, 2005
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Through ten examples of ingenious experiments by some of
psychology's most innovative thinkers, Lauren Slater traces the
evolution of the century's most pressing concerns—free will,
authoritarianism, conformity, morality. Beginning with B. F.
and the legend of a child raised in a box, she takes us from
empathy with Stanley Milgram's obedience subjects to a funny and
disturbing re-creation of an experiment questioning the
psychiatric diagnosis. Previously described only in academic
and textbooks, these often daring experiments have never
narrated as stories, full of plot, wit, personality, and
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