Constructing social reality

United States, 1989

TV show
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Episode number 20 of Series “Discovering psychology”.
In this episode, Philip Zimbardo of Stanford University, shows how far our subjective view of reality forms the foundation of most of our social behaviour and how people develop beliefs to make sense of the world around them. Jane Elliot’s 1968 experiment in artificially generating discrimination in a class of third grade students is shown. By dividing the class into superior “blue-eyes” and inferior “brown-eyes” she showed how easily objective reality can be distorted.

Credits

co-producer

David Espar

Tuggelin Yourgrau

production company

WGBH (Boston)

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38047

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social groups

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social psychology

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

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

People → Elliot, Jane

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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