Segments in this Video

What Makes Heroes? (04:51)


Philip Zimbardo, the creator, and facilitator of the Stanford Prison Experiment, and Bill Roller discuss how their study is the ethical alternative to the experiment Zimbardo conducted in 1971.

First Session (10:22)

A group of participants is brought together for the first time as Roller describes how the experiment will be conducted and what their roles will be. Roller explains that good leadership requires that everyone be willing to collaborate.

Stories of Courage (25:52)

All of the group members, following the example of Roller, tell a story of a time when they did something courageous and a time when they chose not to be courageous.

Measuring the Results (08:22)

Roller describes to the members of the group the risks he has been taking as he studies unethical practices within law schools. Zimbardo and Roller discuss the striking similarities between the Stanford Prison Experiment and the Heroism experiment.

Setting the Group Structure (20:44)

Roller explains to the group of participants what the group and leadership dynamics must be so that they can divide them all into different sub-groups for the experiment. He discusses the importance of the leaders to avoid scapegoating at all costs during the experiment.

Project Development (20:18)

The two researchers discuss how many leaders are typically tempted to begin scapegoating at the first sign of conflict in any given situation. The goal of the workshop is for each of the group members to learn how to go out and create their own subgroups for the project.

Final Session (13:28)

During the last session of the experiment, Roller sits in to listen to the group to hear what they have learned and what they accomplish during the group process. Each of the members takes turns describing their experience within their group and what the outcome was.

Results of the Study (13:19)

Roller and Zimbardo talk about how the goal of the study was to try and find a way to avoid scapegoating within groups; there were several members of the group who wanted to scapegoat but decided not to. The group describes how their group is different from a traditional corporate environment.

Credits: Group Dynamics and the New Heroism (01:18)

Credits: Group Dynamics and the New Heroism

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Group Dynamics and the New Heroism: The Ethical Alternative to the Stanford Prison Experiment

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This video features a condensed version of a six-hour session, capturing the key moments of the unscripted, spontaneous group process of eight individuals as they learned how to work together and form groups that will help motivate and sustain the courageous actions they wish to pursue. The video tracks the individuals as they obey conscience and act in concert with each other. It highlights how the individuals in the group organize themselves to act courageously and nonviolently for an ethical cause — and shows them carrying their project to fulfillment. It also features commentary to help viewers follow the progress of the group.

Length: 119 minutes

Item#: BVL154688

ISBN: 978-1-64347-958-3

Copyright date: ©2014

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