Tag Archives: David Rosenhan

Cuckoo – On being sane in insane places. pt 4


“Around the same time that the Jack Nicholson character in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest was trying to get out of psychiatric hospital, a group of eight people were doing just the opposite.” So begins this excellent radio show … Continue reading

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Rosenhan – On Being Sane in Insane Places. pt 3


In this brief video David Rosenhan talks about the experiment, the experiences of the pseudo patients and observations on the environment inside psychiatric hospital – as warehouses for people whom society has given up on and lost sympathy for. Below the video is Rosenhan’s Paper published … Continue reading

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The Backlash – On Being Sane In Insane Places pt2


The response to David Rosenhan’s experiment [see part 1 here] from the  private members club the American Psychiatric Assciation was far from being a happy one. [see right] It was after all their game, their club and their ball and they’ll cry if they … Continue reading

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“Thud” – On Being Sane in Insane Places. pt 1


This short clip tells of David Rosenhan’s famous experiment. The clip is from Adam Curtis’ movie documentary project  The Trap.      Part 1: F*ck You Buddy   Rosenhan had been following the work of R.D. Laing [right] who was one of … Continue reading

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