Trial: The Milgram Series

February 21, 2013 – 8:34 am

The Milgram Series

The Milgram Series videos are available for preview until 10 March 2013.  Search for “milgram” in the Quick Search box on the Alexander Street Video website.

Individual titles:

  • Obedience
  • Invitation to social psychology
  • The city and self
  • Human aggression
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Conformity and independence

From Alexander Street Press (press release) ” The series centers around the defining experiments of Milgram’s career, most notably his revolutionary study on obedience to authority. The film Obedience includes the only authentic footage of Milgram’s famous 1961 experiment, in which subjects at Yale University were told to administer electric shocks of increasing severity to another person. The stunning results of the experiment, which showed that sixty-five percent of participants administered the experiment’s final massive 450-volt shock, remain relevant more than fifty years later as people continue to ask themselves, “Would I pull that lethal switch?”

Other films in the Milgram series include:

  • The City and the Self — A combination art and documentary film exploring the concepts of urban overload, selective attention, and cases like the murder of Kitty Genovese.
  • Conformity and Independence — An examination of psychology’s primary findings on why people conform, obey, and dissent in various social situations.
  • Human Aggression — An exploration of the major scientific principles governing human aggression, using examples from a youth gang to illustrate how aggression is learned and expressed.
  • Invitation to Social Psychology — An overview of the guiding principles of social psychology, including reenactments of experiments from renowned researchers like Asch, Bandura, and Zimbardo.
  • Nonverbal Communication — A collection of expert interviews discussing research theories on nonverbal behavior including gesture, expression, and body language”.

These look really interesting, so…..take a look, and let us know what you think think via our feedback form.

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