Category Archives: Personal Psychology

The Xtreme Zone

The Game of Death: Inflict pain to win a TV game show? Controversial documentary examines whether people will administer potentially fatal electric shocks to win a game show based on the famous Stanley Milgram experiments.

The Game of Death: Inflict pain to win a TV game show? Controversial documentary examines whether people will administer potentially fatal electric shocks to win a game show based on the famous Stanley Milgram experiments.

Research the Milgram experiment, read about the game show “The Game of Death“.

What ideas about obedience to authority and societal dependance is Shakespeare suggesting in Hamlet?

Watch the CBC documentary.

http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/passionateeyeshowcase/video.html?ID=1851450627

http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/passionateeyeshowcase/2011/gameofdeath/

 

February 2013 Update:

I am unable to find an online version of the entire video at CBC.CA

I did find a BBC article with audio clips.

The Perils of Obedience

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Too Wrapped Up in Your Own Problems

Describe an occasion when something terrible happened to someone close to you (a family member or a friend), but you have been too wrapped up in your own problems to think about that person’s troubles. What was your first reaction to the other person’s bad news? How did you behave toward him or her? In the future, would you try to deal with similar situations any differently? If so, how?

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Do’s and Don’ts

Most of us have had, or will have, reason to confront another person and express a lot of anger that we have been storing up. In your blog make a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” about this type of confrontation. Then think of a confrontation you have already experienced. How many of your “do’s” and “don’ts” did you follow? If a similar situation were to occur, how would you handle it this time?

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A Sensitive and Deep Friend

Imagine you have a friend who thinks deeply and reacts sensitively to events around him or her. Your friend has just written you a letter saying that human life is full of more problems and sorrow than joy and hope. Your friend goes on to say, “What’s the use of living in such a ‘sea of troubles’?” Write a response to your friends letter.

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