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Slater, Lauren

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Works: 63 works in 210 publications in 9 languages and 8,522 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary films  Anecdotes  Case studies  Psychotropic drugs  Psychopharmacology  Documentary television programs  Autobiographies  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Opening Skinner's box : great psychological experiments of the twentieth century by Lauren Slater( Book )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,869 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 )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 753 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
Blue dreams : the science and the story of the drugs that changed our minds by Lauren Slater( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the discovery, invention, science, and people behind today's major psychotropic drugs, from the earliest, Thorazine and Lithium, through Prozac and Ecstasy, to today's most cutting-edge memory drugs and neural implants
Best American essays 2006( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 349 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 343 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 )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 256 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 214 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
The $60,000 dog : my life with animals by Lauren Slater( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 183 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
Blue dreams : the science and the story of the drugs that changed our minds by Lauren Slater( Recording )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lauren Slater offers an explosive account not just of the science but of the people--inventors, adherents, detractors, and consumers-behind our licensed narcotics, from the earliest, Thorazine and Lithium, up through Prozac, Ecstasy, 'magic mushrooms, ' the most cutting-edge memory drugs, and neural implants. In so doing, she narrates the history of psychiatry itself and illuminates the signature its colorful little capsules have left on millions of brains worldwide, and how these wonder drugs may heal or hurt us
Prozac diary by Lauren Slater( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today millions of people take Prozac, but Lauren Slater was one of the first. In this memoir, she describes what it's like to spend most of your life feeling crazy - and then to wake up one day and find yourself in the strange state of feeling well. And then to face the challenge of creating a whole new life. Once inhibited, Slater becomes spontaneous. Once terrified of maintaining a job, she accepts a teaching position and ultimately earns several degrees in psychology. Once lonely, she finds love with a man who adores her. Slater is wonderfully thoughtful and articulate about all of these changes, and also about the downside of taking Prozac: such matters as dependency, sexual dysfunction, and Prozac "poop-out."
Welcome to my country by Lauren Slater( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mein Ziel war es, die subjektive Erfahrung von psychischen Krankheiten so wahrheitsgetreu wie möglich wiederzugeben und zugleich die Vertraulichkeit mit Verhältnis von Therapeut und Patient zu wahren. (zit. vom Vorwort)
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
Behind the bedroom door : getting it, giving it, loving it, missing it( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 29 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
Opening skinner's box : great psychological experiments of the twentieth century by Lauren Slater( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 25 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
Von Menschen und Ratten die berühmten Experimente der Psychologie by Lauren Slater( )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret life of the brain( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series examining the development of the brain from infancy through old age. This fourth segment explores the adult brain, 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. Looks at research by Roger Pitman of Harvard who is studying a drug to treat PTSD and at the life of writer and psychologist Lauren Slater, as she explains her life-long battle with depression
Prozac, mon amour by Lauren Slater( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and held by 16 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
The drugs that changed our minds : the history of psychiatry in ten treatments by Lauren Slater( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the discovery, invention, science, and people behind today's major psychotropic drugs, from the earliest, Thorazine and Lithium, through Prozac and Ecstasy, to today's most cutting-edge memory drugs and neural implants
Breaking barriers : promoting and retaining women in the legal profession( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuerdos entre locos by Lauren Slater( )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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

لورين سلاتر نفسانية من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

로런 슬레이터

슬레이터, 로렌 1963-

スレイター, ローレン

ローレン・スレイター

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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 diaryWelcome to my countryBehind the bedroom door : getting it, giving it, loving it, missing it