Participants were asked to dive from the ‘Ten Meter Tower’ as part of a social experiment that aims to study ‘The human in a vulnerable position’.
The video’s aim was: People who have never been up there before have to choose whether to jump or climb down. The situation itself highlights a dilemma: to weigh the instinctive fear of taking the step out against the humiliation of having to climb down.
It is a really interesting video to watch to get you thinking about how other people and yourself deal with situations that make you feel fearful and uncomfortable. At school students are often asked to participate in learning activities that makes them feel nervous: the drama activity; the question to answer in front of the rest of the class; the long written exam paper; and the collaborative group work. Do you jump right in even though it is scary, or do you walk or hide?