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The City and the Self
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with Stanley Milgram, 1933-1984 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 1973), 52 mins
This compelling film, combining both art film and documentary techniques, evolved out of the landmark Science magazine article Milgram wrote in 1970 that essentially established the field of urban psychology. In the film, Milgram introduces the concepts of urban overload and selective attention and delves into the...
with Stanley Milgram, 1933-1984 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 1973), 52 mins
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Cognitive Dissonance
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with Betsy Sparrow; produced by Robert Broadhurst (New York, NY: Alexander Street, 2008), 15 mins
This DVD examines cognitive dissonance. It discusses Leon Festinger’s 1956 book When Prophecy Fails, which offered one of the first published case studies of cognitive dissonance; presents research on cognitive dissonance by such key figures as Festinger and Carlsmith, Aronson and Mills, Laird, and Santos; and o...
with Betsy Sparrow; produced by Robert Broadhurst (New York, NY: Alexander Street, 2008), 15 mins
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Conformity
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with Betsy Sparrow; produced by Robert Broadhurst (New York, NY: Alexander Street, 2008), 19 mins
This program explores the psychological concept of conformity. It examines classic experiments by Sherif, Asch, Crutchfield, Bond and Smith, and Hofling. It looks at Milgram’s obedience study; outlines factors influencing obedience and conformity, including the ways in which such factors as age, self-esteem, and...
with Betsy Sparrow; produced by Robert Broadhurst (New York, NY: Alexander Street, 2008), 19 mins
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Conformity and Independence
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with Stanley Milgram, 1933-1984 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 1975), 23 mins
This film examines classic research asking why people conform, obey, and dissent in various social situations and presents social psychology’s main findings and principles in the areas of conformity and independence. Sherif’s experiments on norm formation, Asch’s work on group pressure to conform and Crutchf...
with Stanley Milgram, 1933-1984 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 1975), 23 mins
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Human Aggression
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with Stanley Milgram, 1933-1984 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 1976), 24 mins
By depicting spontaneous, and startling, occurrences of aggression in the activities of a youth gang and relating them to scientific principles and laboratory findings, this film succeeds in communicating the major specific scientific principles and findings on human aggression.
with Stanley Milgram, 1933-1984 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 1976), 24 mins
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Invitation to Social Psychology
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with Stanley Milgram, 1933-1984 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 1975), 25 mins
By placing an emphasis on three questions - What is the subject matter of social psychology? What are its methods of investigation? What are some of its findings? - this film is able to provide an overview of the field of social psychology. The program features reenactments of Asch's experiment on conformity, Band...
with Stanley Milgram, 1933-1984 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 1975), 25 mins
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Learned Helplessness
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with Betsy Sparrow (New York, NY: Alexander Street, 2008), 16 mins
This program examines the psychological concept of learned helplessness. It explores such key experiments as Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment, Seligman and Maier’s work with dogs, Ramsey and Finkelstein’s studies of infants, and Schultz’s studies of short-term control. The DVD also provides an overvie...
with Betsy Sparrow (New York, NY: Alexander Street, 2008), 16 mins
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Nonverbal Communication
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with Stanley Milgram, 1933-1984 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 1976), 23 mins
Through interviews with experts on interpersonal distance, this video examines the equilibrium theory of eye contact, sex differences in the perception of nonverbal behavior, gestures and expression in photos, biological programming, and more. Milgram examines scientific findings on communication through gesture,...
with Stanley Milgram, 1933-1984 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 1976), 23 mins
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Nonverbal Communication, with Audio Description
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produced by Stanley Milgram, 1933-1984 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street), 25 mins
Through interviews with experts on interpersonal distance, this video examines the equilibrium theory of eye contact, sex differences in the perception of nonverbal behavior, gestures and expression in photos, biological programming, and more. Milgram examines scientific findings on communication through gesture,...
produced by Stanley Milgram, 1933-1984 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street), 25 mins
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Obedience
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with Stanley Milgram, 1933-1984 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 1962), 45 mins
In this film, we see subjects instructed to administer electric shocks of increasing severity to another person, and observe both obedient and defiant reactions. After the experiment, we witness subjects explain firsthand their actions. Obedience is as relevant today as it was at its publication. As we as a societ...
with Stanley Milgram, 1933-1984 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 1962), 45 mins
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