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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Revolution in the Mind: Reassessing the psychology of rebellion and obe

LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Revolution in the Mind: Reassessing the psychology of rebellion and obe

Speaker(s): Patrick Flanery, Professor Steve Reicher | Editor's note: The film screening has been omitted from the podcast. How do ordinary people engage with political change? The problem of how far ordinary people conform was first posed by Hannah Arendt and then pursued conceptually and experimentally by social psychologists exposed to the moral, cultural and psychological devastation that followed World War 2 in Europe. We do as we are told. Or do we? Exploring the psychological roots of obedience and rebellion, this event will present the feature documentary Shock Room and revisit Stanley Milgram's controversial experiments on the banality of evil, asking whether it is conformity rather than resistance and rebellion that guides everyday political behaviour. A film screening, followed by a discussion.Patrick Flanery (@PFlaneryAuthor) is an American writer based in London. His first novel, Absolution, was published in 2012; it won the Spear's/Laurent Perrier Best First Book Award a

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