Psychiatry as a Science?

 Posted by on 31 January 2004 at 2:35 pm  Uncategorized
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Psychologist Lauren Slater examines and then recreates the infamous Rosenhan experiments in which sane people were locked up in mental institutions for fairly long stretches of time due to a one-time reporting of a voice which said “thud.” The result was different… and improvement in some ways, but still somewhat disturbing.

The article is an excerpt from her forthcoming book, Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments Of The 20th Century, which looks promising, based upon the article and the Amazon descriptions.

Thanks to Hanah for the pointer, although I would have preferred some of that beautiful and yummy Russian cake.

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