Read excerpts from a research paper by Dr. Paul Slovic, a University of Oregon professor who performs research in human psychology and decision-making.
Very few of us can now claim to have just one national or ethnic identity. Increasingly, we share some parts of our identity with people who live elsewhere. Globalization has also changed our perception of who is like us and who is different. In this section we will explore how people’s sense of belonging and identity are changing.
Emily Bazelon discusses her book Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy with Meredith Gavrin, program director of New Haven Academy and author of the Sticks and Stones study guide.
Tim Knipe explains the effect that Facing History has had on students in his school.
Kwame Anthony Appiah explains why the human mind is attracted to conspiracy theories.
Kwame Anthony Appiah discusses why people categorize the world to make meaning of it.
To deepen students’ understanding of key themes in the film, ten supplementary readings have been included in the study guide. Readings are organized into four investigations that correspond to specific excerpts and themes in the film.