SocialPsych 9.70 - SocialPsychology-Overview&Read

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Unformatted text preview: (study group's) choice of a conte mpora ry tv show tha t ha s a we ll­e sta blishe d re puta tion for e x tre me v iole nce (e .g. a ction mov ie s, wre stling, e tc.). The S opra nos (se le ct a n e pisode tha t is pa rticula rly full of Ma cho se x a nd v iole nce , e tc.). P re pa re comme nts. A s y ou pre pa re to wa tch the progra m, try to a ssume the ide ntity of a huma n­lik e a lie n from the fa r­off pla ne t P a cifica whe re pe ople a re a ccustome d to liv ing in re la tiv e ly v iole nce ­fre e socie tie s. P re te nd tha t y ou ha v e just a rriv e d on e a rth on a mission to le a rn a bout conditions of huma n life he re a nd tha t, ba se d on wha t y ou a re a bout to se e on tv , y ou must shortly tra nsmit a pre limina ry re port de scribing y our obse rv a tions a nd conclusions thus fa r re la ting to the be ha v ior a nd "huma n na ture " of e a rthlings a nd how the y think a nd fe e l a nd a ct a nd why the y be ha v e the wa y the y do. A fte r w...
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