[FoRK] Opening Skinner's Box: How free is free will?
Gregory Alan Bolcer
gbolcer at endeavors.com
Fri May 21 07:33:59 PDT 2004
I think the word is "apolitical". You always wonder
if you'd do the right thing in some of those situations. They teach
the Genevese murder in every social phsychology class. They had
a law and order SVU last week (this week?) on about the social
dynamics of a group of teenage girls who tortured and murdered
one of their own. It was really distrubing and I kept hoping that
wasn't one of those stories "ripped from the headlines".
From: fork-bounces at xent.com on behalf of Contempt for Meatheads
Sent: Fri 5/21/2004 7:19 AM
Subject: [FoRK] Opening Skinner's Box: How free is free will?
Amazing. Something non-partisan from Salon?
How free is free will?
Lauren Slater's new book about 10 landmark psychological experiments
has ignited a firestorm in the psychological establishment. But
whatever her shortcomings as a reporter, Slater is asking profound
questions about human nature and its limitations.
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