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The Resource The lost boys : inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiments, Gina Perry

The lost boys : inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiments, Gina Perry

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The lost boys : inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiments
Title
The lost boys
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inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiments
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Gina Perry
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lost boys
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inside Muzafer Sherifs Robbers Cave experiments
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eng
Summary
In 1954, a group of boys attended a remote summer camp where they were split into two groups, and encouraged to bully, harass, and demonise each other. The results would make history as one of social psychology's classic - and most controversial - studies: the Robbers Cave experiment. Conducted at the height of the Cold War, the experiment officially had a happy ending: the boys reconciled, and psychologist Muzafer Sherif demonstrated that while hatred and violence are powerful forces, so too are cooperation and harmony. Today it is proffered as proof that under the right conditions warring groups can make peace. Yet the true story of the experiments is far more complex, and more chilling. In The Lost Boys, Gina Perry explores the experiment and its consequences, tracing the story of Sherif, a troubled outsider who struggled to craft an experiment that would vanquish his personal demons. Drawing on archival material and new interviews, Perry pieces together a story of drama, mutiny, and intrigue that has never been told before
Summary
An investigative history of one of social psychology’s classic—and most controversial—studies: the Robbers Cave experiment
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10772062
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Perry, Gina
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302.34
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Sherif, Muzafer
  • Small groups
  • Social psychology
  • Behaviourism (Psychology)
  • Human behaviour
  • Prediction (Psychology)
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adult
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inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiments
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The lost boys : inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiments, Gina Perry
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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000062141558
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781925322354
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(paperback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)985099923
Label
The lost boys : inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiments, Gina Perry
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062141558
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781925322354
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985099923

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