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"Watch how  much the "ideal" body image has changed over time" from MindBodyGreen, posted 2/3/2015

     This video highlights has society norms have effected standards of beauty for women over time.


The Bad Show (Radiolab, Season 10 - Episode 5) (courtesy of Jordan Troisi, via the PSYCHTEACHER listserv 5/13/2014)

This podcast includes commentary on the Milgram studies.


What were you thinking? (Dateline NBC, aired 4/26/2010)

"Dateline NBC investigates why people are so easily fooled with the help of several experiments."  Includes the bystander effect, persuasion, and obedience.


A Class Divided (Frontline)

This is Jane Elliott's blue-eyed/brown-eyed classroom demonstration.


Social Collection (Clips for Class, Cengage)

Several short video clips related to social psychology, including persuasion, prejudice, and aggression. 


The Self (Discovering Psychology Series, 2001)

"In this program, you'll explore how psychologists study the origins of self-identity, self-esteem, and the social determinants of self-concepts. You'll also learn about some of the emotional and motivational consequences of self-esteem." 


Sex and Gender (Discovering Psychology Series, 2001)

"This program explores the distinction between sex and gender, and the ways gender stereotypes channel behavior in animals as well as in humans. It also examines some of the psychological effects of societal gender roles, from birth to adulthood." 


The Power of the Situation (Discovering Psychology Series, 2001)  

"This program explores psychologists' attempts to understand human behavior within its broader social context. It also examines how beliefs and behavior can be influenced and manipulated by other people and subtle situational forces."


Constructing Social Reality (Discovering Psychology Series, 2001)

"This program looks at the process and elements of interpreting reality. You'll explore the power of cognitive control, the Pygmalion effect, the development of prejudice, and how expectations affect behaviors like performance and compliance."


Cultural Psychology (Discovering Psychology Series, 2001) 

" This program explores how cultural psychology integrates cross-cultural research with social psychology, anthropology, and other social sciences. It also examines how cultures contribute to self identity, the central aspects of cultural values, and emerging issues regarding diversity."

"Derren Brown reproduces the Milgram experiment."
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Our Government is Broken: Diane Halpern at TEDxClaremontColleges

"Dr. Halpern is a former president of the American Psychological Association and current professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna College. She draws from her extensive background researching critical thinking and applies it to a domain that sorely needs it -- politics."



TED Talk: "Psychologist Philip Zimbardo asks, 'Why are boys struggling?' He shares some stats (lower graduation rates, greater worries about intimacy and relationships) and suggests a few reasons -- and challenges the TED community to think about solutions."



TED Talk: "TV executive Lauren Zalaznick thinks deeply about pop television. Sharing results of a bold study that tracks attitudes against TV ratings over five decades, she makes a case that television reflects who we truly are -- in ways we might not have expected."



"October 9, 2008 lecture by Philip Zimbardo during the 2008 Reunion Homecoming Classes Without Quizzes program. Why do good people turn evil? In what sense are evil and heroism comparable? How could the little old Stanford prison experiment reveal parallels and insights about the abuses by military guards at Abu Ghraib?"



"Diane Benscoter spent five years as a 'Moonie.' She shares an insider's perspective on the mind of a cult member, and proposes a new way to think about today's most troubling conflicts and extremist movements."


Philip Zimbardo. "[H]e shares insights and graphic unseen photos from the Abu Ghraib trials. Then he talks about the flip side: how easy it is to be a hero, and how we can rise to the challenge."



Bystander effect. NBC's Today Show.




"Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species' existence."





Social Comparisons, Relative Deprivation, Age Stereotypes (Debbie Podwika via PsychTeacher listserv 9/28/12)









This American Life, Episode 507: Confessions

In "Act One: Kim Possible," a case of a police officer who inadvertently gets a false confession out of an innocent suspect and only discovers this years later. There are interesting and clear links to confirmation bias and social influence (obedience/compliance).


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