The Lost Boys The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiment

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Publisher Description

The fascinating true story of one of the most controversial psychological experiments of the modern era


Competition. Prejudice. Discrimination. Conflict.


In 1954, a group of boys attended a remote summer camp in Oklahoma. There 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 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.

GENRE
Body, Mind & Spirit
RELEASED
2018
16 April
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribe Publications
SELLER
Scribe Publications Pty Ltd
SIZE
967.8
KB

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