Course OverviewA discussion of the social-psychology of the 1950s, and how the portrayal of venomous animals in the science-fiction films of the time possibly influenced how the general population viewed their natural surroundings. Clips of films will be shown along with a discussion of the comparison of what was portrayed vs. the reality of nature’s toxicology. The speaker in his youth, viewed many of these films on their original theater release, and was so influenced by the experience, that he went on to become a well know clinical and forensic toxicologist.
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