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

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

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The lost boys : inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiment
Title
The lost boys
Title remainder
inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiment
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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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Language
eng
Summary
In 1954, a group of American boys attended a remote summer camp where they were split into two groups, and encouraged to bully, harass, and demonize each other. The results would make history as one of social psychology’s classic studies, and one of the most controversial: 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 both on archival material and new interviews with the subjects, now in their 70s and none aware that the summer camps they’d attended had in fact been experimental ruses, Perry pieces together a story of drama, mutiny, and intrigue that has never been told before
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10772062
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Perry, Gina
Dewey number
302
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  • illustrations
  • portraits
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no index present
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HM
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Sherif, Muzafer
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Social psychology
  • Small groups
  • Intergroup relations
  • Social interaction
  • Behaviorism (Psychology)
  • Human behavior
  • Prediction (Psychology)
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inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiments
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The lost boys : inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiment, Gina Perry
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Illustrations and portrait on pages 2 and 3 of cover
Bibliography note
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781947534605
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
Label
The lost boys : inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiment, Gina Perry
Publication
Copyright
Note
Illustrations and portrait on pages 2 and 3 of cover
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781947534605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait

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