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Mean Girls Extra Credit

December 12, 2017

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I’ve mentioned in class that Mean Girls perfectly illustrates multiple principles that we’ve covered this semester. Your job is to identify 10 terms from the textbook and give me ten examples of them from the movie. Each example is worth a half point for a 10 point extra credit assignment in the test category OR IF […]

19th and 20th Century Philosophy

December 12, 2017

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Here’s a list of important figures and some videos to help you through their work. Some of what they’ve developed is EXTREMELY complicated. Yes, we will discuss some of these in class. 19th Century: Hegel Schopenhauer Kierkegaard Nietzsche Comte 20th Century Adorno Baudrillard Camus de Beauvoir Derrida Foucault Lacan Sartre

A Lesson in Racism

December 8, 2017

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Jane Elliot conducted the most famous experiment on racism and social conformity in history - on third graders. After the death of Martin Luther Jr. she wanted to show her students - who didn't understand the concept - exactly why people are intolerant of each other.

Jim Jones, Jonestown, and Alternative Viewpoints

December 6, 2017

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When discussing the People’s Temple and the Jonestown tragedy, it’s very easy to focus too much on Jim Jones. We shouldn’t. The focus should be on those who lost their lives and the families that they left behind, and their very real, human motivations for joining the Temple. Obviously, to fully understand the situation, it’s […]

Do What You’re Told!

December 5, 2017

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For those who were not in class today and missed Milgram’s experiment, attached is the video we watched in class, the worksheet, and the 40 Studies assignment. And if you think that the experiment was just a product of its time, watch this.

Zimbardo on Evil

December 4, 2017

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If you were not in class today, please make sure that you see me regarding Quiet Rage, the film that we viewed. For your last Zimbardo reflection on the Stanford Prison Experiment, I would like a list of nine questions that you had while viewing as well as a brief list of possible confounding variables. […]