Conformity, obedience and dissent

Canada, 1990

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Episode of Series “Psychology: the study of human behavior”.
Scientific experiments have consistently revealed how difficult it is for the individual to dissent or disobey within Western society. This video examines the psychological and social phenomena of conformity, obedience and dissent, using interviews with prominent US psychologists and referring to landmark experiments on obedience such as that conducted by Stanley Milgram. In this experiment, two-thirds of subjects applied increasingly powerful electric shocks as punishment simply because an authority figure told them to do so.

Credits

producer

Leslie Hill

production company

Coastline Community College

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1990

Appears in

Psychology: the study of human behavior

Group of items

Psychology: the study of human behavior

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302958

Language

English

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Obedience

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Conformity

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Obedience

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Obedience

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science - Experiments

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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