The British Psychological Society (BPS) Research Digest Blog has reported that the new series of BBC Radio 4’s Mind Changers will begin airing tomorrow (Wednesday, November 28th). The episodes air Wednesdays from 11:00-11:30. You can listen to the programs online.
Tomorrow’s episode is on the Stanford Prison Experiment:
“Claudia Hammond presents a series looking at the development of the science of psychology during the 20th century. When Philip Zimbardo set up a mock prison, he had no idea that the resulting behaviour would be so extreme that he would have to abandon the experiment. Over 30 years later, when he saw photos of the abuse in Abu Ghraib, it was with the shock of recognition that he went on to testify in the defence of one of the accused soldiers.”
Next week (December 5th) is on the Heinz Dilemma:
“Claudia Hammond presents a series looking at the development of the science of psychology during the 20th century. Lawrence Kohlberg designed the first experiment to quantify the human capacity for ethical reasoning. Fifty years on, aspects of the original experiment in Chicago are replicated with volunteers in the UK.”
The following two episodes have not been announced online.
The last series aired in 2005. Episodes included:
(Oct 19) Mary Ainsworth
(Oct 26) No title but the program discusses Hans Eysenck and the theories of Introversion/Extroversion