A Union of opposites

United States, 1989

Film
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Episode number 25 of Series “Discovering psychology”.
In this penultimate episode in the series, Philip Zimbardo looks at the discipline of psychology in terms of reconciling opposites, in the same way as the yin and yang of Eastern philosophy. These include nature and nurture, brain and mind, conditioned responses and behavioural freedom, life span development from infancy to old age, the power and the fallibility of the mind and our role as individuals and as group members. Yet in spite of all the advances in psychological knowledge this century, we can still only suggest the complexity of human nature.

Credits

production company

WGBH (Boston)

co-producer

Tuggelin Yourgrau

David Espar

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1989

Appears in

Discovering psychology

Group of items

Discovering psychology

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303270

Language

English

Subject categories

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

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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