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Slater, Lauren

Works: 50 works in 172 publications in 8 languages and 7,830 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary films  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Anecdotes  Science films  Science television programs  Fairy tales  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QP376, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lauren Slater
Opening Skinner's box : great psychological experiments of the twentieth century by Lauren Slater( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through nine experiments by some of psychology's most innovative thinkers, Slater traces the evolution of the century's most pressing concerns--free will, authoritarianism, conformity, and morality. Previously described only in academic journals and textbooks, these experiments have never before been narrated as stories, full of plot, wit, personality, and theme
The complete guide to mental health for women( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Complete Guide to Mental Health For Women is designed to help women take control of their mental health, whether their concern is a specific disorder or simply the psychological stresses of a life in transition. Within an accessible format that includes tables, charts, and comprehensive lists, over fifty experts provide the most up-to-date information on the entire range of women"s mental health issues
Best American essays 2006( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind
The secret society of demolition writers : stories( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories capture the lives of such offbeat characters as a delusional schizophrenic, an egg donor with second thoughts, and a young girl who discovers a portal to another, ghostly world
Blue beyond blue : extraordinary tales for ordinary dilemmas by Lauren Slater( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mermaids, seal women, little girls born of eggs, old men born of prematurely aged parents, and other strange creatures populate award-winning author Lauren Slater's stories of magic, psychology, pain, and release. Slater depicts the modern-day psychopharmaceutical industry - and our ongoing obsession with chemically synthetic solutions - the staleness and surprises embedded in married erotic love, the conflicts in the mother-daughter bond, the universal struggle with dependency and addiction, and more. In addition, she explicitly and implicitly explores the value that fairy tales and fables still have in our culture as tools of healing and illumination."--Jacket
Von Menschen und Ratten : die berühmten Experimente der Psychologie by Lauren Slater( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces developments in human psychology over the course of the twentieth century, beginning with B.F. Skinner and the legend of the child raised in a box
Prozac diary by Lauren Slater( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand l'auteur découvre le Prozac, comme des millions d'autres personnes, sa vie est transformée : autrefois introvertie, elle se découvre spontanée, elle ose aussi changer de métier et se lance dans des études de psychologie. Mais la dépendance envers le médicament est lourde
Erwachsene brauchen Märchen : magische Geschichten, die helfen, Konflikte und Alltagsängste zu überwinden by Lauren Slater( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinder brauchen Märchen - Erwachsene auch! Denn Märchen besitzen die Kraft, jedem Einzelnen seine Probleme näher zu bringen, sie zu erkennen und sogar, sie zu heilen. Märchen beflügeln die Phantasie und sie eröffnen einen Weg, außerhalb der konventionellen Grenzen zu denken. Ob eine Neufassung von>>Schneewittchen<<aus der Perspektive der Mutter, ob die Geschichte einer Meerjungfrau im 21. Jahrhundert oder>>Die Fee der verlorenen Dinge<<- die außergewöhnlichen Märchen der Psychologin und Therapeutin Lauren Slater regen an, sich auf die Suche nach dem eigenen Selbst zu begeben. Auf diese Weise erschließt sich der Leserin ein ganz neuer Zugang zu Problemen und es werden Wege aufgezeigt, diese zu überwinden
The secret life of the brain( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series examining the development of the brain from infancy through old age. This fourth segment looks at the critical interplay between reason and emotion and what happens when the balance between the two brain regions that control them goes awry. Strokes, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression are among the conditions investigated that are common causes or results of this imbalance
Opening skinner's box great psychological experiments of the twentieth century by Lauren Slater( )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with B.F. Skinner and the legend of a child raised in a box, Lauren Slater takes us from a deep empathy with Stanley Milgram's obedience subjects to a funny and disturbing re-creation of an experiment questioning the validity of psychiatric diagnosis. Previously described only in academic journals and textbooks, these often daring experiments have never before been narrated as stories, chock-full of plot, wit, personality, and theme
Breaking barriers : promoting and retaining women in the legal profession( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing house : notes of a reluctant mother by Lauren Slater( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lauren Slater's rocky childhood left her cold to the idea of ever creating a family of her own, but a husband, two dogs, two children, and three houses later, she came around to the challenges, trials, and unexpected rewards of playing house. Boldly honest, these biographical pieces reveal Slater at her wittiest and most deeply personal. She describes her journey from fiercely independent young woman to wife and mother, all while coping with mental illness. She tells of a chemical fire that rekindled the flame in her ailing relationship with her husband; she reflects on her decision to have an abortion, and then later to have children despite suffering from severe depression; she examines sex, love, mastectomies, and how nannies can be intrusive while dogs become family. Beautifully written, often humorous, and always revealing, these stories scrutinize the complex questions surrounding family life, offering up sometimes uncomfortable truths."--Publisher description
Spasm by Lauren Slater( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret society of demolition writers by Aimee Bender( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would you write if no one knew who you were?In the spirit of the demolition derby, where drivers take heedless risks with reckless abandon, welcome to the first convocation of the Secret Society of Demolition Writers. Here is a one-of-a-kind collection by famous authors writing anonymously-and dangerously. With the usual concerns about reputations and renown cast aside, these twelve daredevils have each contributed an extreme, no-holds-barred unsigned story, each shining as brightly and urgently as hazard lights. Unconventional and unapologetic, this publishing equivalent of a whodunit features an eclectic group of fictional characters, including a delusional schizophrenic narrator, an egg donor with second thoughts about her decision, a pharmacist who forms a weird crush on a woman who beat both of her parents to death, and a little girl who understands that an old safe is the threshold to another, ghostly, world. Equally diverse and surprising are the authors themselves: Aimee Bender, Benjamin Cheever, Michael Connelly, Sebastian Junger, Elizabeth McCracken, Rosie O'Donnell, Chris Offutt, Anna Quindlen, John Burnham Schwartz, Alice Sebold, Lauren Slater, and Marc Parent, the editor of the collection. Never before has such a wide-ranging and talented group of authors been assembled to such explosive and entertaining effect. The Secret Society of Demolition Writers is an intriguing puzzle in itself, but it's also an important addition to the careers of some of our finest storytellers-even if we never really know who wrote what. Its boundary-smashing fiction offers exhilarating proof that for an artist, withholding your identity can mean gaining your freedom
Rubi redŭ : sam ŭi sumŭn chinsil ŭl ch'annŭn 15-p'yŏn ŭi simni tonghwa = Ruby red by Lauren Slater( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Korean and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening the gates of Abu Ghraib( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the political fallout from the torture and humiliation inflicted on Iraqi prisoners of war by U.S. Military personnel in the Abu Ghraib Prison, and responses by President Bush and Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. The questions are clear: Who knew what and when and who are the contract employees who have been hired to do much of the guarding and interrogation of Iraqi prisoners? Finally correspondent Jake Tapper revisits a 1971 experiment at Stanford University, which sheds light on what happens to people who are put into positions of power over others
The sixty thousand-dollar dog : my life with animals by Lauren Slater( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Assumption-busting, gut-wrenching, life-affirming essays about the borderlands where humans and animals intersect."-Pam Houston, More
The $60,000 dog : my life with animals by Lauren Slater( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning new book about the role of animals in our lives, by a popular and acclaimed writer From the time she is nine years old, biking to the farmland outside her suburban home, where she discovers a disquieting world of sleeping cows and a "Private Way" full of the wondrous and creepy creatures of the wild'spiders, deer, moles, chipmunks, and foxes'Lauren Slater finds in animals a refuge from her troubled life. As she matures, her attraction to animals strengthens and grows more complex and compelling even as her family is falling to pieces around her. Slater spends a summer at horse camp, where she witnesses the alternating horrific and loving behavior of her instructor toward the animals in her charge and comes to question the bond that so often develops between females and their equines. Slater's questions follow her to a foster family, her own parents no longer able to care for her. A pet raccoon, rescued from a hole in the wall, teaches her how to feel at home away from home. The two Shiba Inu puppies Slater adopts years later, against her husband's will, grow increasingly important to her as she ages and her family begins to grow. Slater's husband is a born skeptic and possesses a sternly scientific view of animals as unconscious, primitive creatures, one who insists "that an animal's worth is roughly equivalent to its edibility." As one of her dogs, Lila, goes blind and the medical bills and monthly expenses begin to pour in, he calculates the financial burden of their canine family member and finds that Lila has cost them about $60,000, not to mention the approximately 400 pounds of feces she has deposited in their yard. But when Benjamin begins to suffer from chronic pain, Lauren is convinced it is Lila's resilience and the dog's quick adaptation to her blindness that draws her husband out of his own misery and motivates him to try to adjust to his situation. Ben never becomes a true believer or a die-hard animal lover, but his story and the stories Lauren tells of her own bond with animals convince her that our connections with the furry, the four-legged, the exoskeleton-ed, or the winged may be just as priceless as our human relationships. The $60,000 Dog is Lauren Slater's intimate manifesto on the unique, invaluable, and often essential contributions animals make to our lives. As a psychologist, a reporter, an amateur naturalist, and above all an enormously gifted writer, she draws us into the stories of her passion for animals that are so much more than pets. She describes her intense love for the animals in her life without apology and argues, finally, that the works of Darwin and other evolutionary biologists prove that, when it comes to worth, animals are equal, and in some senses even superior, to human beings. From the Hardcover edition
Lying : a metaphorical memoir by Lauren Slater( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seizure chronicles the doctors, the tests, the seizures, the family embarrassments, even as it explores a sensitive child's illness as both metaphor and a means of attention-getting -- a human being's susceptibility to malady, and to storytelling as an act of healing and as part of the quest for love. This mesmerizing memoir openly questions the reliability of memoir itself, the trickiness of the mind in perceiving reality, the slippery nature of illness and diagnosis -- the shifting perceptions and images of who we are and what, for God's sake, is the matter with us
Behind the bedroom door : getting it, giving it, loving it, missing it( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We may not admit it, but we're all curious about what goes on in other people's bedrooms. After all, we live in a world saturated with sex, which makes it tough not to wonder how we measure up'and even tougher to talk about our intimate experiences honestly. In this frank, poignant collection, twenty-six acclaimed writers go Behind the Bedroom Door and lay bare the messy, mind-blowing, often hilarious encounters that make up a woman's history. By sharing their stories, authors like Susan Cheever, Hope Edelman, and Julie Powell bravely open a window on the passions, predilections and problems that we encounter between the sheets. In doing so, they reassure us that whatever we feel, whatever we do or don't do in the bedroom, we're not alone. Telling the truth about sex'how we like it, how often we get it, how it affects us'isn't easy. This eye-opening anthology tells the truth about women's intimate lives, shattering some deeply entrenched myths about what goes on in the bedrooms of real women along the way: Susan Cheever upends conventional notions about women, sex, and sentiment in her essay "In Praise of One-Night Stands."' Sex is the last thing on Lauren Slater's mind when the bestselling author and psychologist reveals a few surprising truths, even joys, about her virtually sexless marriage in "Overcome."' Julie Powell serves up a searing chronicle of an illicit affair in "Lost in Space"; and novelist Valerie Frankel takes a decidedly lighter view in "Ouch, You're Lying on My Hair." Whether you're twenty or seventy, single or perpetually coupled up, these frank, seriously sexy essays provide a deeply illuminating, ultimately comforting no-holds-barred look at our most private selves. Gutsy and provocative, they reveal a great deal about how far we've come'and how far we still have to go. From the Hardcover edition
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Opening Skinner's box : great psychological experiments of the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Lauren Slater Amerikaans pyschologe

Slater, Lauren.

Слейтер, Лорин

لورن اسلتر

로런 슬레이터

슬레이터, 로렌

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The complete guide to mental health for womenBest American essays 2006The secret society of demolition writers : storiesBlue beyond blue : extraordinary tales for ordinary dilemmasProzac diarySpasmThe secret society of demolition writersBehind the bedroom door : getting it, giving it, loving it, missing it