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Theory of Knowledge:
Transcript of Theory of Knowledge:
homework, why should I?" Understanding the Observer Effect- TOK Terms Key Concepts of
Human Sciences Non-TOK Supporting Terms Supporting Knowledge Humans act differently when under observation
Morals Broken window theory
Law of few
Power of context
The tipping point
Peer pressure Humans act differently when under observation
Sense of entitlement involved with all decisions; self interest theory
Underlying reasons for actions
Cannot be based solely off of observation
Humans have free will and act differently in different situations
Stress is an influencing factor in decision making Special Pleading
Human desire to conform
Knowledge hindrance Developed by Dr. Philip Zimbardo
Ordinary or "good" people have the ability to become "evil"
Man with a gun Want to fit in socially and be like everyone else
Social learning theory
Contagious examples from "The Tipping Point" Only took one person to draw on the table Small action= big effect
Kind words, smiles, etc. Preconceived notion that it is true Examining human behavior when observer effect is in place and how our morals are compromised because of it. Real Life Example Homework Assignment Completion History "Little Things Make a Big Difference." Counter Argument Conclusion Observer effect and contagiousness
Ability to obtain hindered
Examples and justification Movie Example-
"Christmas Angel" " I wish that owner would take care of that house so that it didn't invite so much trouble to it." Not everyone is affected by that one small thing. The Individual Broken windows
Moral shift in different situations Refute Affects enough of the population
Affects others in the future
Unintentional effect Beginning World War I Serbian Nationalist Gabriel Princip assassinates Austria-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Austria-Hungary convinces Germany to declare war Counter Other events would inevitably lead to an international conflict Overall The small things may not be the root cause for a certain event but they have the potential to "spark the powder keg".