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> Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 12:48:19 +0100
> From: Vincent Campbell <email@example.com>
> Subject: RE: The Experiment
> <I have only seen the first episode so far. Some interesting stuff
> emerging .
>> The only quibble I have is that it nowhere near a recreation of Zimbardo's
>> Expt (not surprisingly!). The age demographics are far more spread out
>> the originals, so the participants have had more practice and experience
>> the uses and abuses of power. Could they have been afraid that if they
>> young (early 20's) males that they would encounter the same problems? At
>> what age are many people radicalised? It seems to me to be at about the
>> age as Zimbardo's original participants.
>> Your thoughts on this?>
> Yeah, one of the problems it seems to me is that the people they've
> picked are deliberately from a range of backgrounds. The second episode is
> particularly interesting in this regard, when they send an experienced union
> negotiator in to see what he can do.
Just watched it. Very good. The most interesting point was when the Scouser
at the end sussed it straight away.
> But otherwise, I'm not sure about when
> people become radicalised, or for that matter more likely to be conformist,
> or if there are periods when either is the case. There's the folk wisdom
> that teenagers are more rebellious, but just may be symptomatic of
> contemporary culture, I dunno.
Been considering what I said. It is only in the last Century or so that many
people have had a say in their own lives. Not many had a choice or if they
did it was limited. Now people can choose to say no. Do's that sound too
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