Read all about it! Psychologist BF Skinner kept daughter in box like rat!
Some part of us as human beings is deeply opposed to experimentation on ourselves. Even if it is only a psychology experiment that doesn’t (normally) involve direct physical or mental pain. Unfortunately some of the greatest experiments in psychology involved duping the participants to get data on a particular hypothesis. No one likes to be duped, which may explain how occasionally we like to typecast psychologists as crazies. It’s a way of getting our own back at a perceived injustice. And sometimes psychologists themselves are the worst offenders:
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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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“A new book has rekindled old rumours that renowned psychologist BF Skinner used his baby daughter in his experiments. Stop this rubbish about me and my dad, says Deborah Skinner Buzan”[From The Guardian]