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Psychology and Nazi Germany: History & Psychology Integration Project: Home

PSYCHOLOGY & NAZI GERMANY: HISTORY & PSYCHOLOGY INTEGRATION PROJECT

Psychology and Nazi Germany: History & Psychology Integration Project

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RESEARCH TOPICS

  • Psychology & Education in Nazi Germany  

  • Psychology & Propaganda in Nazi Germany  

  • Psychology & Engineers/Engineering in Nazi Germany  

  • Psychology & Workers in Nazi Germany  

  • Psychology & Scientists in Nazi Germany  

PSYCHOLOGY CONNECTIONS TO CONSIDER (among others)

  • Conformity 

  • Deindividuation

  • Bystander Theory 

  • Group Polarization

  • Group Think

  • In group Bias

  • Just World Phenomenon 

  • Scapegoat Theory

INTRODUCTION

The atrocities carried out during World War II by Adolf Hitler, members of the Nazi party, and German citizens have been widely studied. Historians and psychologists continue to examine how ordinary citizens could have been responsible for the genocide and murder of millions of innocent people.

For an introduction to this topic, see: "Group Hatred in Nazi Germany: 80 Years Later, A New Look at the Psychology of Groupthink and Propaganda" and "Propaganda and Hoaxes in Nazi Germany: 80 Years Later" by Berit Broogard, Ph.D. in Psychology Today (2018).

TASK

A) Research one of the history topics (listed in the left column)

B) Identify and explain connections to psychology

C) Create and present a TED-style talk that connects psychology factors to an historic topic in Nazi Germany

Use the assignment sheet provided by your instructors

TED & TEDx EXPLAINED

TEDx Talks. "TED & TEDx Explained." YouTube, 28 Mar. 2012, www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0NHOpeczUU&t=69s. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

About TED: TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

From: https://www.ted.com/

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