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Human behavior in literature and life

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Trapped Chilean Miners Survive Isolation

The novel "Lord of the Flies" explores what would happen if a group were trapped together without rules or structure. This dystopian premise became a reality in 2010 when 33 Chilean miners were trapped underground for more than two months. How do humans respond to isolation and a lack of structure? This public radio story explores the psychological risks and advantages of these scenarios.

Fiction Psychology

Story Length: 5:36

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AIR DATE: 08/28/2010

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