What is the angry eye experiment?
For those in the mood for a lecture, “The Angry Eye” provides stiff medicine on the psychological assumptions girding racist attitudes and behavior. This is essentially a video recording (shot at Bard College) of teacher Jane Elliott’s group exercise pitting one group of students against another lowlier group.
Why was Jane Elliott’s experiment unethical?
Two education professors in England, Ivor F. Goodson and Pat Sikes, suggest that Elliott’s experiment was unethical because the participants weren’t informed of its real purpose beforehand.
What did the children’s body language indicate about the impact of discrimination?
What did the children’s body language indicate about the impact of discrimination? After the teacher had split up the class based off of the student’s eye color, and were discriminated against, they each felt sad, upset, dumb, etc. They felt as if they weren’t good enough.
What is the lesson Jane Elliott wanted her students to learn?
So Elliott decided to teach her class a daring lesson in the meaning of discrimination. She wanted to show her pupils what discrimination feels like, and what it can do to people.
What was Jane Elliott contribution to psychology?
Elliott first created stereotyping situation among the children by separating them into two groups by easily recognized physical traits as blue eyes and brown eyes. She started to make negative statements about one group, and the children easily accepted these new values associated with each group.
Are blue-eyed people smarter than brown-eyed?
Interestingly, in contrast to brown eyes, blue eyes were not associated with intelligence as only 7 percent of respondents thought of blue-eyed people as intelligent. Twenty-nine percent of participants associated green eyes with sexiness, the top characteristic thought to be related to this color.
How did Elliott selectively interpret behavior to confirm the stereotypes she had assigned?
How did Elliot selectively interpret behavior to confirm the stereotypes she had assigned? Elliott asks the one who was teased if responding with violence made him feel better or made the teasing stop. What does the answer suggest about the use of violence as a political strategy?
How did the negative and positive labels placed on a group become self fulfilling prophecies?
How did the negative and positive labels placed on a group become self-fulfilling prophecies? The students who were getting discriminated against that day, when taking their test, they didn’t do well. The second day, when those same students were on top of the other group, their grades increased tremendously.