THE LOST BOYS
Inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave Experiment
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Revealing the dramatic backstory of one of social psychology's most famous-and controversial-experiments, this absorbing narrative draws on archival material and contemporary interviews with the subjects—none of whom knew that the summer camp experimenter Muzafer Sherif set up was actually a psychological study.
Reading more like a detective story than an academic analysis, the book describes the historical context of the experiment, delves into the intrigue and mutiny that developed during its course, casts a critical eye on the experiment’s "happy ending," and assesses the consequences and legacy of what took place at Robbers Cave, Oklahoma, in 1954. "[F]ascinating and not a little chilling," says Esquire.
10 and up