Review of lauren slater s article rat

This was done to rule out any sort of behavioural bias towards left or right. I realised that accounts of the Rat Park experiments were often dramatically simplified by writers.

This material is easily recognized, as the prose switches into a mode best described as "histrionic", but it gets very old very fast. I also was curious about what the room looked like: In the intervening forty years, I have realized that life is never so easy.

Lauren Slater

However, I was glad to meet Skinner again and to make the acquaintance of other psychologists. The author writes in flowery language and makes shallow observations. Slater also coaches writers embarked on book projects.

Hopefully the team would all appreciate the cartoony way I paid tribute to their research in my comic. This despite the fact that, at some fundamental level, the woman is borderline unhinged.

In popular culture, the Demon Drug Myth has survived almost intact. For my first two years, she reports, my father kept me in a cramped square cage that was equipped with bells and food trays, and arranged for experiments that delivered rewards and punishments.

My father would come home from lecture tours to report that three people had asked him how his poor daughter was getting on. Even here, however, Slater keeps the ambiguity alive, questioning the relevance of the research for the human condition.

Of course, long before reaching this episode, the reader will have figured out that Slater has a pathological need to make herself the center of attention.

January 1, I Love to Read! Alexander, Coambs, and Hadaway then took morphine-addicted rats from the dirty cage and introduced them to the wonders of rat park.

I was not a lab rat

Having said that, I was pleased whenever he pulled me up for overstepping the limits of the original findings. Including some aspects of the experiments I chose not to include in my comic. Great Psychological Experiments of the 20th Century Skinner did not always want to be a psychologist; in fact, he wanted to be a novelist.

Recently the book has generated its own controversy. However, there have been countless natural experiments in which people have been alienated from their societies in every possible way or had their cultures crushed.

All this has been rebutted by Deborah Skinner herself in the Guardian. It is interesting, then, that nearly all of the psychologists she chose to focus on were Jewish.In Opening Skinner's Box Lauren Slater attempts to "celebrate as story" 10 famous psychological experiments; to bring them to life by understanding how they were thought up, how they were received.

Lauren Slater’s “Opening Skinner’s Box” is an insightful recounting of the ten most influential psychological experiments of the twentieth century. From B.F. Skinner to Harry Harlow, Slater outlines all the most important experiments, leaving out extraneous details but adding enough that it is still an enjoyable read/5.

Opening Skinners Box by Lauren Slater available in Hardcover on, also read synopsis and reviews. Slater documents the drama of extraordinary inquiries into human psychology, bringing to life.

In Lauren Slater’s article Rat Park, Slater talks about Bruce Alexander’s study and experiments on addiction. Alexander’s experiment consists of lab rats in two environments. The first is a caged environment and the second was a “perfect environment” called Rat Park.

Dr. Lauren Slater Lauren Slater (born March 21, ) is an American psychologist and writer. She is the author of six books, including Welcome To My Country (), Prozac Diary (), and Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir (). The best written account suitable for a wide audience is found in Lauren Slater’s Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychology Experiments of the Twentieth Century (aff: new / used).

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

Rat Park gets an entire chapter in the book.

Review of lauren slater s article rat
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