MYS262: The Rosenhan Experiment rocked the psychology profession 50 years ago. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the study’s look into how mental health patients were treated, why the study was so important, and what it revealed about the human mind.
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Links for this episode:
- Susannah Cahalan’s book The Great Pretender
- Rosenhan’s paper “On Being Sane in Insane Places”
- Rosenhan experiment (Wikipedia)
- David Rosenhan (Wikipedia)
- Cahalan article on Rosenhan
- Bethlehem Royal Hospital (Wikipedia)
- Nelly Bly (Wikipedia)
- Ten Days in a Mad-House (Wikipedia)
- Ten Days in a Mad-House (book)
- Insulin Coma Therapy (Wikipedia)
- Lobotomy (Wikipedia)
- Electroshock Therapy (Wikipedia)
- Rosenhan Interview (video)
- American Psychiatric Association on Schizophrenia
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
- Cahalan C-SPAN interview
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