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California Newsreel: Race - The Power of an Illusion. Now available for a week long digital rental to individuals on Vimeo. ($2.99 per episode, $4.99 for the entire series).

California Newsreel: Race - The Power of an Illusion

To provide historical context, California Newsreel has edited a 20 minute segment from this series on the fair housing issue entitled RACE – THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION: The Genesis of Discriminatory Housing Policies. This link can be streamed for free through September 7. The division of the world's peoples into distinct groups - "red," "black," "white" or "yellow" peoples - has became so deeply imbedded in our psyches, so widely accepted, many would promptly dismiss as crazy any suggestion of its falsity. Yet, that's exactly what this provocative, new three-hour series by California Newsreel claims. Race - The Power of an Illusion questions the very idea of race as biology, suggesting that a belief in race is no more sound than believing that the sun revolves around the earth.

Yet race still matters. Common Sense Quiz. Coursera - Social Psychology: Assigned Video 3.2: Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment. Edge: The Social Psychological Narrative—or—What Is Social Psychology, Anyway? There has been a question lurking in the back of my mind for all those years, which is how can we take this basic knowledge and use it to solve problems of today?

Edge: The Social Psychological Narrative—or—What Is Social Psychology, Anyway?

I grew up in the turbulent 1960s, in an era where it seemed like the whole world was changing, and that we could have a hand in changing it. Part of my reason for studying psychology in the first place was because I felt that this was something that could help solve social problems. In graduate school and beyond I fell in love with basic research, which is still my first love. It is thrilling to investigate basic questions of self-knowledge and consciousness and unconsciousness. LyricWikia: Dar Williams -Buzzer. Dar Williams This song is performed by Dar Williams.

LyricWikia: Dar Williams -Buzzer

Sitting with the number eight platter at the restaurant,Four twenty-nine for almost anything I want,Add it up, it's cheaper than the stuff I make myself,I get by, I never needed anybody's help,And I tore out an ad and they told me that IWould press the buzzer, press the buzzer,At the graduate lab, they were doing some tests,I pressed the buzzer, pressed the buzzer. Ride the circle off of the highway.Spiral into the driveway,In the maze of old prefabsThey'll be waiting at the lab. I don't know how everybody makes it through the daily drill,Paint the nails, walk a dog, pay every bill,I'm feeling sorry for this guy that I press to shock,He gets the answers wrong, I have to up the wattsAnd he begged me to stop, but they told me to go,I press the buzzer, I press the buzzer.So get out of my head, just give me my line.I press the buzzer, I press the buzzer.

NPR: Dar Williams - Buzzer. NPR: Study: Stereotypes Drive Perceptions Of Race. Governments, schools and companies all keep track of your race.

NPR: Study: Stereotypes Drive Perceptions Of Race

The stats they collect are used to track the proportion of blacks and whites who graduate from school, for example. They tell us how many people identify themselves as Native American or Asian. They help us to measure health disparities between races. But there's a problem with all of those statistics and with the deeper way that we think about race. NPR's social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam is here to explain. RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation. RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy.

TED: Michael Norton: How to buy happiness. TES Resources: Social Psychology Revision Guide Complete (Psychology AQA-A) by Josephsparks. UCSC - News: Eminent social psychologist Elliot Aronson publishes memoir. Elliot Aronson will talk about his book at 7:30 p.m.

UCSC - News: Eminent social psychologist Elliot Aronson publishes memoir

Thursday, September 30 at the Capitola Book Café. Elliot Aronson is telling a story. One of the preeminent social psychologists of our times, Aronson loves telling stories. He's good at it and has an abundant collection to choose from. His favorite in a candid and engaging new memoir Not by Chance Alone, My Life as a Social Psychologist (Basic Books) concerns Leon Festinger, a prickly professor at Stanford University in the 1950s when Aronson was a graduate student.

Aronson is walking down the hall when Festinger barks out his name. Aronson dreaded the red marks he expected to find. Getting that paper was a critical moment in Aronson's life. Instead, he spent the next 72 hours reworking the paper and handed it to his mentor. “At that moment we became colleagues,” he says. Impoverished upbringing His impoverished upbringing in Revere, Mass. during the depression shaped his story. Older brother Jason Macular degeneration. Upworthy: Here's What Happens When You Put A Few Little Kids In A Room With 2 Dolls In 2 Different Colors. (Hit the CC button to turn captions on or off.)

Upworthy: Here's What Happens When You Put A Few Little Kids In A Room With 2 Dolls In 2 Different Colors

The Witness – A Documentary About Kitty Genovese. YouTube: Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She.