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We live in a complex, fast changing and highly social world. One of the most compelling questions we face is how to understand ourselves and other people. The video tracks on this album introduce the four main theoretical perspectives in social psychology - cognitive, psychoanalytical, discursive and phenomenological. The album also explores interrogative themes that help in the understanding of key topics in social psychology. This material forms part of The Open University course DD307 Social psychology: critical perspectives on self and others.

Critical Social Psychology - for iPod/iPhone The Open University

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We live in a complex, fast changing and highly social world. One of the most compelling questions we face is how to understand ourselves and other people. The video tracks on this album introduce the four main theoretical perspectives in social psychology - cognitive, psychoanalytical, discursive and phenomenological. The album also explores interrogative themes that help in the understanding of key topics in social psychology. This material forms part of The Open University course DD307 Social psychology: critical perspectives on self and others.

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    Understanding ourselves and others

    Understanding ourselves and others

    An introduction to the ideas explored in this album.

    • 1 min
    Transcript -- Understanding ourselves and others

    Transcript -- Understanding ourselves and others

    An introduction to the ideas explored in this album.

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    Dr Zimbardo

    Dr Zimbardo

    Psychologists look at a ground breaking social psychological experiment carried out in 1971, seeing how men behaved when given the roles of prisoner's and guards.

    • 6 min
    Transcript -- Dr Zimbardo

    Transcript -- Dr Zimbardo

    Psychologists look at a ground breaking social psychological experiment carried out in 1971, seeing how men behaved when given the roles of prisoner's and guards.

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    The Experiment

    The Experiment

    Professor Alex Haslam talks about the modern day take on Dr Zimbardo's 1971 social psychological study which he set up and filmed for the BBC.

    • 11 min
    Transcript -- The Experiment

    Transcript -- The Experiment

    Professor Alex Haslam talks about the modern day take on Dr Zimbardo's 1971 social psychological study which he set up and filmed for the BBC.

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