Social Thinking: Crash Course Psychology #37

Social Thinking: Crash Course Psychology #37



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Why do people do bad things? Is it because of the situation or who they are at their core? In this week’s episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank works to shed a little light on the ideas of Situation vs. Personality. Oh, and we’ll have a look at the Stanford Prison Experiment… It’s alarming.

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Table of Contents:

Social Psychology 01:29
Fundamental Attribution Error 02:04
Dual-Process Theory of Persuasion 03:18
Foot-In-The-Door Phenomenon 04:35
Stanford Prison Experiment 05:12
Cognitive Dissonance 8:08


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November 3, 2014 / 39 Comments / by / in
  • Wasn´t the Standford Prison Experiment manipulated by the facts that
    A. The guy conducting this experiment participated as guard himself, and
    B. The fake guards were told to act like jerks?
    I might be wrong here, but there´s a video about fails in psychology that said the experiment was a huge joke. And not the funny kind.

  • Peripheral Route Persuasion explains how Obama became president. You shouldn't vote for someone based on their skin color.

  • I don't really understand why the "cops" actions were considered bad. I get that to some extent it is inhumane, but i feel that somewhat they are justified through the knowledge that the prisoners actions were those that got them into prison in the first place. Stealing money to buy drugs, or aggravated assault on some minor, or just whatever crime that the cops were told that landed them in there certainly deserved no kindness. Agree disagree? please tell me why

  • It's so satisfying when he says "Thought Café"

  • Fantastic content & production. Thank you for what you are creating in the world and the service you are providing!! 🙂

  • This reminds me of the German film Das Experiment,and the hollywood later remade it

  • is the animated police guy pornstache?

  • But Hitler was good what are you talking about?

  • Who are you to say hitler did horrible things? There is no right or wrong, so you can't judge people.
    There is no God, higher power or absolute evil, we are all just a bag of chemicals.

  • This video remind me of that one day, when I asked my sister "why are you so selfish ?" and that she told me: " I'd rather be selfish and happy than selfless and depressed like you."
    I still don't know if she was right or If I was…

  • I dont understand ><
    Is there somewhere Russian voiceover or subtitles?

  • I have never seen a single Star Wars mo ie yet. Now I know who Darth Vader is…. thanks for te spoiler. (I'm kidding, I din't mind the spoiler :))

  • Ah… Bruno and his awesome dance moves 😊😘

  • @3:38 These guys predicted Trumps presidency years ago

  • Please cover a crash course on Frank church sessions 1975. These congressional hearings explain our history down to what many of us were told were "conspiracy theories" in our high school history classes. Thanks

  • Is is okay to reference this for my presentation, I learned and understood the video more than reading my actual reference book for the subject ._.

  • Crash Course is what I watch at night before going to sleep 🙂

  • The Stanford Prison Experiment has been largely discredited since some of the participants came forward later to say that Zimbardo egged them on to cruel. There might be other examples though.

  • thank you, very useful information

  • Lovvvvvve this channel , grateful for the existence of every person who worked on this video

  • I am glad I stumbled upon this amazing channel 👌🏼👌🏼

  • This mentality: An ye harm none, do what you will.

  • Porn stache 😂

  • Hi

  • wow! is all what I can say

  • Ambivalence resides within us all, including drive to hurt others and drive to help others. Sometimes one wins sometimes the other, as in Ambivalence Based Psychotherapy, Helpful Hints for Faster Competence in Psychotherapy,

  • Situations affect our behavior. Depending on the different situations we face in our lives, our response tends to be positive or negative. A situation that is humiliating or makes us think low of ourselves leads us to take actions that could be harmful to somebody else or even ourselves. But such actions do not describe one’s overall behavior or personality and are restricted to specific situations. One should try to resolve the conflict between their thoughts and actions in a positive manner so that it could help them to better comprehend and react to situations in the future.

  • This got way too relevant

  • I'm not used to the animations making noticeable sounds during Crash Course so the first few seconds really freaked me out tbh

  • "7 in 10 women report that men have misread their polite friendliness for a sexual come-on." YES. Ohmygod, ALL of the yes. Many times I was JUST TALKING and the dude thought I was flirting. Often it's a lonely guy/desperate teenager, which makes "OMG A GIRL INTERACTED POSITIVELY WITH ME! LET'S GET MARRIED!" more likely, but still…

    The deal is, I'm a mostly nice friendly person (once I decide to come out of my Introvert Cave for a while) to everyone_, until I have a reason not to be (the other person acts mean or weird, or I feel sick and don't wanna talk, etc.) I make jokes because I'm naturally snarky, and yes, I am that (not really) rarest of the rare–a nerdgirl AND a gamer girl. That two members of a "species" with a smallish population meet each other does _not necessarily mean mating will happen, though. It just means I'm talking about subjects that interest me with someone who seems they would also like them, in an animated way. Thank you.
    (And I'm not saying all this to basically go "OH LOOK HOW ATTRACTIVE I AM"–a lot of the "OMGILUVUWILUMRYME?!" came from conversations purely in text, online, with no pictures at all. It really can happen from just the words themselves!)

  • I'm pretty sure that study is inhumane and highly illegal…

  • Psychology is so fetch

  • Cool down sir and talk slow man

  • good job but it talking very fast

  • Can anyone explain the POX triangle by Fritz Heider?

  • She doesnt even go here

  • Crash course is literally my go to for revision. Teachers these days (well in my school) are lazy and whack!!!!!

  • Doesn't take into consideration:

    1. Different neurological basis of behaviour (empathy for example).
    2. Pathological personality-types.

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