Derren Brown: The Experiments: The Experiment
00:45:25 - 00:51:55
  • Sociology → Conformity → Dangers of Conformity
  • Science → Human Behavior → Herd Mentality
  • Psychology → Social Psychology → Deindividuation

Each member of the audience at Derren Brown's show is wearing a mask to protect their identity, and Chris is the victim of the audience's decisions. Dave, a cast member, smashes valuable electronics in Chris' house because the audience voted for it. Next, the audience can vote for Chris to either win a cash prize or be kidnapped, and it votes for the kidnapping. During both events, the audience is excited and enjoys the things happening to Chris until he gets hit by a car, at which point they learn the valuable lesson that anyone is susceptible to deindividuation.

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