CineCulture presents a screening of ‘The Experimenter’ Feb. 26

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CineCulture presents a screening of ‘The Experimenter’ Feb. 26

The CineCulture Film Series presents “The Experimenter” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26 in the Peters Educational Center Auditorium (west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center) followed by a discussion with psychology professors Dr. Robert Levine and Dr. Spee Kosloff. “The Experimenter” brings audiences the story of Stanley Milgram (portrayed by Peter Sarsgaard) and his infamous psychology experiment conducted at Yale University in 1961. Milgram asked his subjects to administer electric shocks to a stranger; a majority of subjects continued to deliver shocks to the man even as he pleaded with them to stop. The experiment was notable because it explores the idea of authority—submitting to the will of someone with assumed power—and conformity. While some scientific circles celebrate Milgram’s contributions, others have accused him of being deceptive. This presentation is sponsored by the Departments of Psychology and Sociology, the Jewish Studies Certificate Program, and the Jewish Studies Association. All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays. INFO: Dr. Mary Husain at mhusain@csufresno.edu or visit the CineCulture website. Film trailer.