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A Lesson in Racism

May 1, 2019

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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

April 30, 2019

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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!

April 29, 2019

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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. For further reading (not mandatory, just interesting), research has been done with some of the explanatory devices used by the research subjects to justify their decisions to shock […]

Zimbardo on Evil

April 26, 2019

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If you were not in class today, please make sure that you view Quiet Rage, the film on the Stanford Prison Experiment (see embed below). 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 […]

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April 25, 2019

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