QuestionWould anyone care to discuss with me the relation between World War Two and the development of psychodynamic approach in psychology?
      – Marjolein, 2008-09-22 at 10:48:10   (6 comments)

On 2008-09-22 at 10:50:06, Marjolein wrote...
I'm doing a presentation for psychology and the guidelines are very vague. So far I'm discussing how many of the soldiers and participants of the Nazi regime were just following orders out of fear; they feared death and their basic life drive (one of Freud's things) led them to this. The thing is that there is so much to talk about in World War Two but how can I link it to psychology? I'm trying to come up with some plausible examples for a PowerPoint but once more my mind is failing me.
On 2008-09-22 at 14:40:58, RudystillRules wrote...
Use the Stanford prison experiment or the Milgram experiment to draw the parallel to obedience, conformity and group and social persuasion in the Nazi regime. Or you could target the aspect of the influence and persuasion via Propaganda.
On 2008-09-22 at 20:11:32, BorgClown wrote...
The Milgram experiment was about obedience into torturing defenseless people, so the parallel with war officers, specially concentration camp personnel, is clear. Generic war is also about making soldiers ignore their survival instinct and risk their lives to go and kill other people for the (supposed) wellbeing of others. But I'd have to look up what is the psychodynamic approach in psychology to comment more.
On 2008-09-22 at 21:28:56, RudystillRules wrote...
Eww Freud.
On 2008-09-23 at 14:23:12, Marjolein wrote...
Cheers guys :)
On 2008-09-23 at 18:44:59, BorgClown wrote...
@Marjolein: Cheers #43