Great Psychological Experiments of the 21st Century

Opening Skinner's Box

I
just finished Lauren Slater’s book: “Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological
experiments of the Twentieth Century”. These included the work done by B. F.
Skinner on operant conditioning, Darley & Latane on the ‘bystander effect’,
Harry Harlow’s soft monkey without milk, Rosenhan’s two fingers to psychiatric
diagnosis and of course Milgram’s explanation of the Holocaust: people are weak
and obedient.
It
made me wonder. What will be the great psychological experiments of the 21st
Century? Will there be any?
About the author
Psychologist,
Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in
psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in
psychology.
He
has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also
the author of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and
several ebooks.
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Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.