4 "Short" Psychology Videos Everyone Must Watch

December 18, 2015


By: Anna Agoncillo

Image Credits: pixabay.com (CC0 Public Domain)
Say you have less than ten minutes to spare. Instead of waiting for that clock to turn fast, get engrossed with these profound and entertaining Psychology videos…

1. STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT 

Length: 6.47 minutes

The Stanford Prison Experiment is one of the most controversial experiments of all time. Led by psychologist Philip Zimbardo in 1971, this behavioral experiment showed how healthy university students can transform into unstable prisoners and cruel prison guards. Within days, the unhealthy power of the situation consumed most of the students' minds. 

Watch as the events unfold on this short footage:

2. TRAPPED: MENTAL ILLNESS IN AMERICA'S PRISONS

Length: 7.01 minutes 

In this wonderfully made film by Jenn Ackerman, she illustrates how challenging it can be to live inside a Psychiatric ward - particularly the one at Kentucky prison. She interviewed the inmates, healthcare staff, and more to know more about them. Some wardens share their experiences of being assaulted by the inmates. While the Psychology professionals talk about how these patients prefer to be locked in a prison cell than to be freed in the society.



3. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF YOUR FUTURE SELF

Length: 6.49 minutes

Harvard Psychologist Dan Gilbert wants to understand why people make decisions that their future selves would often regret. He believes that every decision we make will immensely influence the lives of the people we are going to become.
He even added: "Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished."
Watch as he enlightens you with a phenomenon that he calls the "end of history illusion":



4. DON'T EAT THE MARSHMALLOW!

Length: 7.14 minutes

In the late 1960s to the early 1970s, a series of studies called the Stanford marshmallow experiment highlighted how important delayed gratification is. In these studies, children were offered to choose between a small reward (marshmallow) immediately and two small rewards if they waited.

Joachim de Posada, the co-author of the "Don’t Eat the Marshmallow...Yet" book, gave this experiment a modern and hilarious twist as he applied this experiment on Spanish children in Colombia. After which, he stresses how this simple experiment can predict one's future success in life!



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