Social Interactions, Arrested Development, Comparative
Physical and Emotional Growth Studies and More
This DVD presents a fascinating study of child psychology in the
40s and 50s. The films are remarkable in that many of the techniques
used in this era would be strongly frowned upon in today's social
and political environment. It makes a fascinating study of contrasting
techniques between the past and today.
The films are all black and white and two are silent with descriptive
text being shown for each scene to explain the interactions. The
run time of this collection is 2 hours 20 minutes.
Activity Group Therapy 1950 - Shows socially-maladjusted
boys 10 to 11 years old being benefited therapeutically by "acting
out" their disturbances upon their environment and each other.
It shows boys with real problems in a realistic situation with neutral
therapist and recording devices. This film was created for use by
individuals or groups professionally concerned with psychiatric,
social, and medical fields.
Don't Be Afraid 1953 - Studies a child's fear of darkness
and explores the nature of various types of fears we have growing
Growth: A Study of Johnny and Jimmy - 1940s studies the
growth and development of twin boys during their first few years
when allowed differing types of stimulus. This film is silent
Experimental Studies in the Social Climates of Groups -1940s
This film explores three different groups of boys who are put into
groups with leaders exercising various types of authority over the
group from authoritarian to democratic to laissez-faire and studies
the effects of the boys interactions in each environment. This film
Here are some sample clips from the DVD