In yesterday’s class we watched a video showing people caught on candid camera in strange social situations. When we were asked to discuss them in groups afterward, my group came up with a lot of interesting topics. We talked about the power of suggestion related to part of the video showing an unknowing person entering an elevator with a few actors who were all facing the back wall. The person would eventually give in and turn to the back wall as well to fit in. It was humourous but also interesting to see that people so willingly conform to those around them. What is is within humans that makes us so deeply need to be seen as “normal” or “the same”?
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- Participation : Oral -> Video in Class Wednesday, October 17th
- Thinking About Sociology Chapter 2: Critical Sociological Thinking
- Thinking About Sociology Ch9: Socialization and The Young Child
- Thinking About Sociology Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective
- Issues in Social Justice Chapter 6: Public Space and Criminal Justice