Gina Perry, author of Beyond the Shock Machine: The Untold Story of the Notorious Milgram Psychology Experiments, has a new project that looks at the Sherif’s Robber’s Cave experiment. Perry has just produced an episode for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National’s show Hindsight on this famous psychological study of group relations. The program features … Continue reading Inside Robbers Cave on ABC Radio
The Oklahoma focused This Land Press has published a online piece about the Robbers Cave experiment. “A Week with the Boys” details the work of social psychologists, and husband and wife, Muzafer and Carolyn Sherif who studied in-group formation and behavior in a group of boys in the 1950s. As the article describes, With grant … Continue reading Robbers Cave Exp.: A Week with the Boys
In a recent piece in the Times Literary Supplement historian Andrew Scull reviews two recent pieces on the history of psychology: Gina Perry’s The Lost Boys: Inside Muzafer Sherif’s Robbers Cave experiment and Martin Seligman’s The Hope Circuit: A psychologist’s journey from helplessness to optimism. The full piece can be found here.
A recent episode of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Science Friction series explores psychologists Muzafer and Carolyn Wood Sherif’s Robbers Cave Experiment and earlier iterations of this now infamous study. Notably, the episode features interviews with several participants from the experiments. Listen to the full “Lost Boys” episode here.