Latah: A Culture-Specific Elaboration of the Startle Reflex
(Stock Number: 40385DVD)
A psychology study of a culture-bound syndrome in Malaysia, in which persons who have been noticed to startle readily and strongly are repetitively startled by others until they become extremely flustered. Shows how these hyperstartling people, called latahs, may say things which are normally tabooed, match the movements of others around them, and obey commands. American and Ainu (northern Japan) hyperstartlers are shown for comparison. Latah: A Culture-Specific Elaboration of the Startle Reflex - Director, ethnographer, producer: Ronald C. Simons, M.D., M.A., Department of Psychiatry, Michigan State University. Filmmaker: Gunter Pfaff. Psychology
Media Type:DVD
Length: 38 min
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