Psychology Students Visit Krakow
Our field trip to Krakow provided such an opportunity to think hard about explanations of behaviour.
Application of social influence topics including the agentic state and deindividuation, to exercises and discussions on whether biological, cognitive or social learning theories are more valid as we attempted to understand what we saw. Following our visit to the concentration camp at Auschwitz Birkenau and Schindler’s factory we reflected on the possible interaction between trait and state factors which cause normal everyday people to behave in a way that goes against their own values and beliefs. We also examined the nature of conscience; we considered why it was that the Nazis were able to commit such atrocities and how therefore we can understand what the role of conscience is in an individual. A real theory to practice opportunity to reflect on the evidential problem of evil.