1. Watch Philip Zimbardo’s “The nature of evil and the making of heroes” and describe, in detail, the main points. How does Zimbardo define evil? Do you
agree or disagree? Describe Milgram’s research on obedience. Do you think this research illustrates something about human nature OR something about how
powerful situational influences can be? What does Zimbardo propose as a solution? Do you agree with his ideas on how to combat “evil” behavior?
2. Watch the “How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime” and summarize the main points. What is an ACE? Do some online research- how does
early childhood trauma impact neurological development and what are the possible consequences? Remember to include citations. Using information from
your textbook, describe the biological and neurological effects of stress. Discuss the relationship between stress and physical health. How do hardiness and
resilience mediate the effects of stress? Finally, discuss various ways of coping with stress, including the importance of perception of control. What ways of
coping with stress have you found to be helpful?