Is it possible to persuade someone to do things they wouldn’t ever have dreamt of? Do we know what reasons make us do what we do?
This is exactly the question a programme from the BBC, The People Watchers, tries to answer.
Let’s watch the beginning of the first episode:
Task: Take notes of what goes on in the clip and then answer the following questions:
1) Who are the members of the People Watchers team?
2) What is the purpose of the programme?
In the video you will see three of the experiments they carried out. Identify:
a) What they want to discover or prove
b) The experiment(s) they conduct: place, dynamics, …
c) The results of the experiment(s)
d) The conclusion or explanation
Think about yourself or people who are closed to you, would you have reacted the same way?