We do as we're told. Or do we?
In the early 1960s psychologist Stanley Milgram, in seeking to understand the Holocaust, ran a series of controversial experiments on obedience.
An authority orders you to inflict painful shocks on another person. Most us will obey, claimed Milgram. But will we? And were Milgram’s experiments as much art as science? In dramatising previously un-filmed versions of the world’s most famous psychology experiment, Shock Room turns a light on the dark side of human behavior and forces us to ask ourselves: What would
The QUT Creative Lab and the QUT Digital Media Research Centre, in conjunction with Assoc Prof Jane Shakespeare-Finch from the Faculty of Health, are pleased to present a special screening of the film Shock Room by Kathryn Millard on Thursday 13 April in Z9-540, Kelvin Grove QUT, 1.30 – 4.00pm.
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"As a film, Shock Room is 72 minutes of edge-of the-seat. As psychology, Shock Room has changed my fundamental views of human nature: permanently. Shock Room is not just a must-view; it's a must-view-many-times-over." ~ George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2001