Opening Skinner’s Box by Lauren Slater audiobook

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

By Lauren Slater
Read by Jo Anna Perrin

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665295239

  • ISBN: 9781665295222

  • ISBN: 9781665295246

Runtime: 10.84 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Beginning with B. F. Skinner and the legend of a child raised in a box, Lauren 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

As much urgent reassessment as historical re-creation . . . one of the most informative and readable recent books on psychology. Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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Author

Author Bio: Lauren Slater

Author Bio: Lauren Slater

Lauren Slater is the author of Welcome to My Country, Prozac Diary, Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, and Opening Skinner’s Box, among other books. She has received numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT. Opening Skinner’s Box was nominated for best science writing by the Los Angeles Times, and her work has been reprinted numerous times in The Best American Essays.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 10.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English