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Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century
Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century
by Lauren Slater
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars A psychological journey for all of us, 25 Feb 2004
I bought this book and planned on reading one chapter and then alternating with a book of fiction. Instead, i started this book and finished it in a day and plan on reading it again. Slater's descriptions of past psychological experiments in laymen terms and collection of current views on their outcomes is gripping and intelligent reading. After every chapter i couldn't help but apply the principles to myself to see where i stood. What makes this book so gripping, is the author's ability to make the past so personal and relevant to everyone. Slater is extremely generous in sharing of herself as a guinea pig for us to learn through and question ourselves. This is the best book i have read in a long time.


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