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APS hosts Third Meeting of the Reading Circle

APS hosted the third meeting for the Reading Circle on Monday, 11th November 2019. The publication under discussion was opening Skinner’s Box by Lauren Slater, an intriguing account that highlights ideas and experiments that helped advance psychology through the ages.

The group focused on chapters, 6 and 7, of the book which talks about animal research and addiction. It initially discussed Harlow’s work and then shifted towards alternatives to animal models and possible reasons for why these models can’t be eradicated in today’s time. However, the group was unable to reach a conclusion and went ahead on to discussing addiction, individual differences, the role of nature-nurture and person battling addiction. The session was concluded after a brief discussion on the implications of the research that has been done.