By Gardner Lindzey, William M Runyan
The most recent sequence takes readers in the course of the own and highbrow trips of 9 eminent humans whose study has propelled the sector of psychology into the twenty first century. every one featured psychologist narrates how ancient situations, collaborations, inner struggles, and public clash led her or him to settle on and strengthen numerous traces of analysis. during the last eighty years, psychology has multiplied from behavoirism and psychoanalysis into cognitive and social theories of studying and brain-based types of habit and reminiscence. participants to those volumes rfile their function in those and different events, together with character idea and evaluation and baby improvement. Readers drawn to utilized psychology willl locate necessary insights in authors' debts in their involvemnents in different components as schooling layout, civil rights, courtroomtestimony, media coverage and economics. Editors Gardner Lindzey and William M. Runyan have introduced jointly a suite of essays that positioned a human face at the maturing technological know-how of psychology.
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For as long as I can remember, Jason had wisdom that far exceeded his years. When we were kids, Jason took me for my first ride on the roller coaster at Revere Beach. I was 12 years old. Although I had ELLIOT ARONSON 39 been nagging him to take me for over a year, as the ride started, I was plenty scared. Jason, a veteran of dozens of roller coaster rides, assured me that I had nothing to be afraid of. As usual, he was right; it was an exhilarating experience. " " I hate when you do that, too," I shouted.
We videotaped each speech and informed the speakers that their video would be shown to high school students as part of a sex education class. In the crucial condition, after they made the videotape, we got them to talk about the situations in which they had found it impossible to use condoms, making them mindful of their own hypocrisy—that they were preaching behavior they were not practicing. The results were impressive. Students in the "hypocrisy" condition used condoms significantly and substantially more regularly than students in the control condition who made the same videotaped speech but were not made mindful of the fact that their behavior was hypocritical.
They gave m u c h of the credit to the jigsaw classroom, and I received requests f r o m all over the country to train teachers. By 1990 the jigsaw classroom or one of its spin-offs was i n regular use i n over 2 0 % of the classrooms i n the country. W r i t i n g The Social Animal As a teacher, my favorite course has always been introductory social psychology. I get a great kick out of being the first teacher to awaken college freshmen and sophomores to the excitement and promise of this discipline.
A History of Psychology in Autobiography, Vol. 9 (History of Psychology in Autobiography) by Gardner Lindzey, William M Runyan