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The Resource World as laboratory : experiments with mice, mazes, and men, Rebecca Lemov

World as laboratory : experiments with mice, mazes, and men, Rebecca Lemov

Label
World as laboratory : experiments with mice, mazes, and men
Title
World as laboratory
Title remainder
experiments with mice, mazes, and men
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Lemov
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The idea in the 1930s and 1940s was to build a system by which people's actions and behaviors--eventually even their thoughts--could be predicted and controlled. To cure society's ills was the goal. The early "social scientists" ran animals, then men, through mazes, strapping them to galvanic skin response recorders and "punishment grills." With World War II came federal money and new techniques, as vast amounts of information were collected, filed, and fed to computers so that everything from personal preferences to national loyalty could be measured, targeted, studied, and changed. And with the Cold War, well-intentioned programs took a sinister turn. With CIA encouragement, and using drugs and psychosurgery, scientists turned to brainwashing, interrogation techniques, and remote-control behavior. Author Lemov traces how the absurd, the practical, and the dangerous experiments of these human engineers left their laboratories to become our day-to-day reality.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lemov, Rebecca M.
Dewey number
303.48/3/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HM668
LC item number
.L46 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2006 C-577
  • WM 20
NLM item number
L556w 2005
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social engineering
  • Behavior modification
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Human Engineering
  • Behavior Control
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • History, 20th Century
  • Research Design
  • United States
  • Behavior modification
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Social engineering
  • United States
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Verhaltensforschung
  • Sozialtechnologie
  • Soziometrie
  • USA
Label
World as laboratory : experiments with mice, mazes, and men, Rebecca Lemov
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Strange fruits and virgin births -- Running the maze -- Embracing the real -- Psychic machines -- Circle of fear and hope -- In and out of the South -- An ordinary evening in New Haven -- The biggest file -- Anthropology's laboratory -- The impossible experiment -- The real world -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm58451877
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
291 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780809074648
Lccn
2005006882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780809074648
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o58451877
  • (OCoLC)58451877
Label
World as laboratory : experiments with mice, mazes, and men, Rebecca Lemov
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Strange fruits and virgin births -- Running the maze -- Embracing the real -- Psychic machines -- Circle of fear and hope -- In and out of the South -- An ordinary evening in New Haven -- The biggest file -- Anthropology's laboratory -- The impossible experiment -- The real world -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm58451877
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
291 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780809074648
Lccn
2005006882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780809074648
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o58451877
  • (OCoLC)58451877

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