BBC Radio 4 is currently running an interesting series of programmes on classic and influential studies in psychology – all are interesting – but some are more appropriate to OCR than others. Already the series has covered the story of Kitty Genovese and Freud’s work with Little Hans.
I’ve been listening to them today and they’re actually very good overviews of the two studies; the one on Genovese discusses the more recent findings that cast doubt on the original ’38 people didn’t do anything’ hypothesis which is so disturbing.
If you missed them on the BBC you can ‘listen again’ and hear the programmes again – and I’m in the process of saving these for use in class and as soon as I have done this I will get them up on PsychClips for all to use.
Get over to the BBC site to listen to the episodes again; but more than that there’s a wealth of information about these studies and links to other relevant sites that back up with supporting resources what’s discussed in the programmes.
BBC on Kitty Genevese
BBC on Freud