Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Psychopath Test

By Jon Ronson

Took me three days to finish this, so eye opening. A real quick read. My favorite part is when a doctor sent 8 different people to different mental institutions around the US, asking to them say specific things "hearing voices" etc. They say these lies at first but then act as they would normally do after.
Some people stayed two weeks while some others stayed two months.

After the study was published, one of the directors challenged the doctor who proctored this experiment and said he would find all of his fake patients. He said at the end of the month he found 41. The doctor said he sent none at all 

Great book! I bought a great new copy from eBay for $4 shipped. 

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