The City and the Self - Educational Version with Public Performance Rights

9781463115616: The City and the Self - Educational Version with Public Performance Rights
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This compelling film, combining both art film and documentary techniques, evolved out of the landmark Science magazine article Stanley Milgram wrote in 1970 that essentially established the field of urban psychology. In the film, Milgram introduces the concepts of urban overload and selective attention and delves into the research of social psychologists John Darley and Bibb Latane, who studied New York City in the aftermath of the murder of Kitty Genovese.

Stanley Milgram became a controversial and compelling public figure as a result of his shocking 1962 experiment, Obedience to Authority, which revealed the extraordinary actions average people will take to follow orders. When published, the world was reeling as new information about the Holocaust came to light through the Eichmann trials. The film Obedience, which documented the experiment and provided visual evidence of the results, began Milgram's interest in film as an educational tool. He went on to create five more films over the course of his career on other social psychology topics.

"The social psychology of this century reveals a major lesson: often it is not so much the kind of person a man is as the kind of situation in which he finds himself that determines how he will act."-Stanley Milgram

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