Book suggestions: The Psychopath Test, an excerpt

When Rosenhan reported the experiment there was pandemonium. He was accused of trickery. He and his friends had faked mental illness! You can’t blame a psychiatrist for misdiagnosing someone who presented himself with fake symptoms! One mental hospital challenged Rosenhan to send some more fake ones, guaranteeing they’d spot them this time. Rosenhan agreed, and after a month the hospital proudly announced they had discovered forty-one fakes. Rosenhan then revealed he’d sent no one to the hospital. (The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson)

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