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Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century Paperback – 2 Feb 2004

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Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2 Feb. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747563179
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747563174
  • Package Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.8 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,048,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Slater creates for the reader a sense of intimacy with scientists and their subjects."

Irresistible storytelling.

Neither clinical nor dispassionate....This combination of expert scientific and historical context, tough-minded reporting and daringly subjective re-creation.

A very readable, if highly personal, account of what we know, and don't know, about human nature, and of the ethical issues raised by our efforts to find out more. --Peter Singer

I've been riveted by her witty explorations of everything from lying to Prozac. --David Sedaris

Neither clinical nor dispassionate.... This combination of expert scientific and historical context, tough-minded reporting and daringly subjective re-creation.

Slater creates for the reader a sense of intimacy with scientists and their subjects.6 --Erik Strand

It is precisely [Slater's] intimate confessional approach that is able to reveal the poetry latent in the sterile laboratory.... A powerful and even inspiring meditation on the strengths and weaknesses hidden in our nature. --Eric Wargo

?A very readable, if highly personal, account of what we know, and don't know, about human nature, and of the ethical issues raised by our efforts to find out more. --Peter Singer

A very readable, if highly personal, account of what we know, and don't know, about human nature, and of the ethical issues raised by our efforts to find out more. --Peter Singer"

A vivid, insightful account....Told with wit and warmth.

Neither clinical nor dispassionate.... This combination of expert scientific and historical context, tough-minded reporting and daringly subjective re-creation.

Slater creates for the reader a sense of intimacy with scientists and their subjects.--Erik Strand

Worth reading for the provocative questions it asks and for the way it lingers over the fragile, human side of psychology.--Joy Press

I've been riveted by her witty explorations of everything from lying to Prozac.--David Sedaris

Astonishing stories full of quirky personalities, told with wit and warmth.

It is precisely [Slater's] intimate confessional approach that is able to reveal the poetry latent in the sterile laboratory...A powerful and even inspiring meditation on the strengths and weaknesses hidden in our nature.--Eric Wargo --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Lauren Slater is the author of WELCOME TO MY COUNTRY, PROZAC DIARY, and has written articles and contributed pieces to THE NEW YORK TIMES, HARPER'S, ELLE and NERVE. Her essays are widely anthologized and she is a frequent guest on US radio shows, including 'This American Life and 'The People's Pharmacy' on NPR. Bloomsbury will also publish Slater's LOVE WORKS LIKE THIS in January 2003.


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