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ERIC Number: ED024283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-31
Pages: 8
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The Use of Candid Camera Films to Illustrate Psychological Concepts in Introductory Psychology.
Maas, James B.
A one semester teaching practicum for graduate students inaugurated at the Cornell University Psychology Department has provided for the development of sophisticated educational materials to supplement teacher presentations. To date, the most ambitious project has been to develop some of the vast material on human behavior in the national television and radio archives into teaching and research materials for the social sciences. Specifically, a program was initiated to make use of footage from the television show, "Candid Camera." With the co-operation and financial assistance of Allen Funt, a pilot project utilizing five years of film was undertaken. Graduate teaching fellows and undergraduates wrote descriptions of film content and cataloged, when possible, the sequences into a psychological taxonomy. These sequences were then used to develop two to four minute single concept films illustrating already well established psychological concepts. Sequences were also used to develop longer films explaining a theory or concept in psychology. These films bring empirical evidence from a natural setting into the psychology classroom. The pilot project was successful and the entire "Candid Camera" collection is being cataloged. Those interested in the films, which are restricted to educational use, should contact Prof. James Maas, Dept. of Psychology, 326 Morrill Hall, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N.Y. 14850. (MT)
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