Ten Great Ideas: Psychology

We study biology, physics, movements of glaciers... Where are the classes on envy, feeling wronged, despair, bitterness...Philosopher Alain de Botton (‏@alaindebotton)
     
Three famous psychology experiments
     
1. The Asch Conformity Experiments Link Overview plus critique. Text-based from psychology.about.com
"Many of us will deny our own senses just to conform with others." Link From spring.org
  Link Youtube. 2 mins.
With some interesting variations Link Youtube. 4 mins.
     
2. The Milgram Experiment From Youtube. 10 mins.

A summary of the same

Youtube. 3 minutes
It was repeated in 2009 with the same results. Youtube. 6 mins. Part 1 of 3.

Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of evil ted youtube

Link Youtube 23 mins
     

3. The Stanford Prison Experiment

Relevant video keeps getting removed, but it is a fascinating story so make sure to do a search for it.

Professor Zimbardo himself comments on the experiment Youtube. 7 mins
Turns out the science behind the experiment is seriously flawed Can you see why before reading about it? Text-based, from BPS research.
     
4. The Bystander Effect    

Professor Zimbardo narrates modern re-enactments

Link Youtube. 7 mins
The Death of Kitty Genovese Link Youtube. 7 mins
     
Why good people do bad things    

1000s of Singaporean men, women & children being shot, beheaded, or used for live bayonet practice by Japanese:

 
In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks about the ideas of Social Influence and how it can affect our decisions to act or to not act. Youtube. 10 mins.
     
Introduction to Psychology    
Discovering Psychology Introductory video
Superstars of Psychology: 10 Best Short TED Talks (Videos) Compiled on spring.org.uk
     
The Power of the Situation:
An overview of all of the above
YouTube. 25 mins. This gets uploaded and removed regularly, so do a search for it on YouTube or Google.
A group of undergraduates previously informed as to how social-psychological factors operate to inhibit helping behavior was more likely to help a victim at a later date than was an uninformed group. Link One very strong reason to teach Psychology
The Power of Nightmares
Link
Part 1 of 6.
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The Century of the Self
Link
YouTube. 10 mins, part 1 of 6.
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Applying psychology to market research

With diamond shreddies. Scary what they can make us believe.
A Neurosurgeon Reflects On The 'Awe And Mystery' Of The Brain Link "If you don't have conventional religious belief, as I don't, I think in a way thinking about the mystery of one's own consciousness and the universe is a sort of compensation for that in some ways." Interview and podcast. Well worth watching the documentary also.
The Secret You Perspective on consciousness. Documentary.
YouTube
. 1 hour