Life at speed
Why does life in a modern city move so fast, how have people adapted to this frantic pace, and what are the pluses and minuses of adaptation? This program studies the high-speed lifestyle of city dwellers, focusing on issues such as the hormonal response to continual sensory stimulation and the automatic filtering mechanism that protects against sensory overload. Addiction to the unavoidable metabolic rush of urban living is also explored, as well as the stress that occurs when the need for speed is thwarted. Originally produced as a segment of the television series Glass jungle in 1996.
Klein, Leanne; Lawson, Denis
Wall to Wall Television; Channel Four (Great Britain); Channel Four (Great Britain); ITEL (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Educational television programs
Science, Technology; Science, Technology; Environmental psychology; City dwellers -- Psychology; City and town life -- Psychological aspects
North America; United States; New Jersey
- Rights Statement
- In Copyright
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- Physical Description
25 minutes; color
Access condition: campus-only.
Narrator, Denis Lawson. Director, Leanne Klein ; photographer, Brian McDairmant ; film editor, Anna Ksiezopolska ; music, Paul Englishby ; series consultants, Stanton Newman ; research, Patricia Dunnett.
- Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-089691; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10696; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3171; Catalog Key: alephsys004141523; OCLC: ocn607126575
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