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Psychology Students Conduct Mock Assaults

A professor and several Ph.D. candidates filmed scenes of violence for a study by the Social Cognition Neuroscience Lab.

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Eric Porges, first year Psychology Ph.D., pretends to hit Laurie Skelly, second year Psychology Ph.D. candidate, as part of material filmed. for a Social Cognition Neuroscience Lab study.

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Eric Porges, first year Psychology Ph.D. candidate, pretends to stab Professor Jean Decety, as part of material filmed for a Social Cognition Neuroscience Lab study.

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Professor Jean Decety smashes a glass bottle with a hammer to wield as a weapon while Kalina Michalska, 5th year Psychology Ph.D. candidate films the action. The footage is material for a study by the Social Cognition Neuroscience Lab.