by CARLY BUZZARD
Entertainment for college students is guaranteed at Chisholm Auditorium Wednesday night as the psychology department hosts the movie “The Experimenter”.
Everyone was invited as psychology students laid out popcorn and pizza for those in attendance at Professor Appel’s movie night in Franks Hall.
Appel chose to use the movie night as a “teaching tool” to his psychology students.
Professor Appel is a professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, within the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences at Tiffin University.
Appel said the movie chosen, “The Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story”, was a “fairly accurate Hollywood depiction of psychology.”
“It’s very rare,” Appel said about the accurate depiction of psychology Hollywood made. He said Hollywood usually butchers the idea of psychology.
William Myers, a junior at Tiffin University, wishes to make psychology club an active club on Tiffin’s campus like it used to be.
Myers attended Appel’s movie night in curiosity of the movie along with his interest in psychology and desire to make the club active again.
“It should be intriguing,” Myers said.
Appel said he tries to put a movie night together each year based on Hollywood psychology-based films. He said Kyle Alvarez’s “The Stanford Prison Experiment” was shown as last year’s movie.
Madeline Olson, a Tiffin University psychology major, wants to see how the movie will relate to her interest in psychology.
I’m familiar with the experiment,” Olsen says, “I’m just curious to see how Hollywood portrays it.”
The movie night hosted by Appel serves as not only a teaching tool, but also a homework break for students.
“It’s nice to watch a movie based on your major,” said junior psychology student Allie Schirmer.
Schirmer intends to become the president of the psychology club if it becomes active again. Schirmer says the night should be good for the club.
This is a great opportunity for students to get together, spend some time out of the classroom, while becoming more educated about it from a different perspective.
“Psychology is more important than we think,” Appel said.
Hopefully the movie night plays part in making the psychology club great again.
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