Mar 05 2013 Published by drugmonkey under Psychology
because it strips away all the confident predictions about what you would do if some shit was going down...
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The result of every human psych experiment: people mostly suck.
Well...not *every* one. But they do get the most press when people suck. Or are really stupid.
How did they get IRB approval for that?
If an armed guard had been stationed in that elevator, he could stand his ground and administer righteous justice. The bad guy was wearing black for easy identification, just like in the movies.
This seems more like a Japanese reality show setup than a psychology experiment.
Love the woman who started whacking the guy with her flowers. I hope the study reimbursed her for the bouquet...
Is it just me or do old folks come off the best kind of people in this?
Lol. You know 99% of psych studies are much more boring than this. More like people do task A slightly better than task B, here's a ridiculous conclusion.
It is very, very fortunate for the participants of this 'experiments' that this was conducted in a building in New York City (hopefully a secure one with metal detectors).
Where I live, a private citizen can use lethal force to stop a murder in progress, or rape, or any other felony capable of causing serious bodily harm. I know NYC does not ban certain size knives from private possesion. You can bet your ass I would have used mine had I been standing at that elevator door. Had this occurred in an elevator where I live, the assailant would be suffering from acute lead poisoning.
This is a Darwin award waiting to happen.
As Ernest Rutherford was said to have said: “The only possible interpretation of any research whatever in the social sciences is: some do, some don't”
Even leaving aside the hot-button issue of guns and whatnot, I could totally see somebody intervening with a blunt object, pocket knife, steel-toed boot, etc., and do significant injury to the study participants before anybody has a chance to reveal the experiment. I know that not everybody intervened, but some did, so there was considerable potential for injury. I'm surprised that this study was allowed.
Ok honestly I don't know if this is experiment or performance art... Or a set piece.
Pretty sure it violates ethics rules, even IF IRB approved.
Dude, it's a fucking ad for a movie.
I hope they paid you for your shill. Just like Bichons R Us does.
Bichons R Us
No. MediaMatters did an expose on this: DoucheMonkey is a shill for a Malaysian bichon conglomerate called "The Bichon Barn".
Dude, your Walter Mitty armed citizen fantasy stiffie is poking through my computer screen. Settle down.
I love how that dude sprayed 'em both with the fire extinguisher. Looked like the victim was getting it right in the face. Cheers pal!
Shocking how many people bottle it though.
Ta pocketa pocketa queep.
Why is everything "Walter Mitty" to you, PP?
What if the guy with the fire extinguisher had hit him over the head with it instead? Surely the reactions are going to turn out to be fake too.
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