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Society & Culture

Contains over 109 Videos

Physical Development

Physical Development

Toddlers

After about a year of life, when a child consistently - and independently - gets from point A to B on her own two feet, she's made the initial transition to toddler. Learn about the physical characteristics of toddlers, and how gross and fine...Show More
Gender and Communication: Styles and Stereotypes

Gender and Communication: Styles and Stereotypes

The moment someone declares, "It's a boy!" or "It's a girl!" the biological make up of that child isn't the only thing established - a process of gendering begins and continues throughout that person's life. One aspect of that process is how we...Show More
Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development

Toddlers

Everyday a toddler's mind is filled with new information. Their vocabulary expands as they correctly name people and objects. They try out, and learn from, cause and effect experiments. Examine how brain cells are structured to connect and retain...Show More
Women's Rights: Raising the Glass Ceiling

Women's Rights: Raising the Glass Ceiling

Global Issues Series

The term 'women's rights' refers to the freedoms and entitlements of women across the globe. On many levels, women today can do anything men can do. From politics to law, business to government, there are many examples of women successfully...Show More
Carolyn Jackson: Lads and Ladettes in School

Carolyn Jackson: Lads and Ladettes in School

Classic Collection

What motivates laddish behaviour? Are girls becoming more laddish? And if so, why? In this programme, Carolyn Jackson talks about the origins, methodologies, findings and the implications of her work into these contemporary issues for teachers...Show More
Social and Emotional Development

Social and Emotional Development

Preschoolers

Preschoolers are creative, curious and active experimenters that learn about themselves and their world as they take on new roles outside of their homes and families. Learn about the skill set that makes up social and emotional development and...Show More
Physical Development

Physical Development

Preschoolers

See preschoolers engaged in activities that exemplify the extraordinary physical advancements that children make at this age. Learn about the physical characteristics of preschoolers, how gross and fine motor skills are developed, and what the...Show More
Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development

Preschoolers

Observe how preschoolers begin to use language, mental imagery and symbolic thinking; think of past and future events; and think about their own thinking. See preschoolers as they start to clearly express themselves and grasp sophisticated mental...Show More
Economic Systems

Economic Systems

Anthropology: The Four Fields

Economic systems are the means by which a society produces, distributes and consumes resources, and are intimately integrated with the other elements of the culture. In this lesson the economic systems of several societies are examined as...Show More
Homo Sapiens and the Upper Paleolithic

Homo Sapiens and the Upper Paleolithic

Anthropology: The Four Fields

This lesson details the technological, artistic, and geographic expansion of the Cro-Magnons, the anatomically modern humans of Europe during the Upper Paleolithic era. The video details some of the major innovations, such as blade technique in...Show More
The Arts

The Arts

Anthropology: The Four Fields

This video lesson focuses on visual, verbal and musical art forms. Since art is created in response to social. religious, political, economic, and aesthetic stimuli, anthropologists use it as a guide to understanding the values and ideals of...Show More
A New Hominin

A New Hominin

Anthropology: The Four Fields

About 1.8 million years ago, a new species of Homo appears in East Africa, a species that will exist longer than any other hominin. This lesson focuses on that new species: Homo erectus, the first hominin to leave Africa. In this lesson, you will...Show More
Primate Behaviour

Primate Behaviour

This lesson tackles why we study the behaviour of nonhuman primates and how their behaviour patterns can be related to human behaviour and evolution. Experts discuss their field study experiences and what they learned about the behaviour of their...Show More
Religion and Spirituality

Religion and Spirituality

Anthropology: The Four Fields

The programme opens with a general discussion of the anthropological definition of religion contrasted with spirituality. This is followed by a close up view of some of the history, beliefs, and practices of Islam and Tibetan Buddhism, through...Show More
The First Bipeds

The First Bipeds

Anthropology: The Four Fields

The key trait that makes a hominoid a hominin is evidence for bipedalism. In this video experts discuss the physical changes that must occur for the transition to bipedalism including the more forward positioning of the foramen magnum, the large...Show More
The Living Primates

The Living Primates

Anthropology: The Four Fields

This video succinctly presents a portrait of what it is to be a primate with adaptation to an arboreal environment. The suite of traits that distinguish primates are presented along with a comparison to other types of mammals. Then the video...Show More
Sex and Marriage

Sex and Marriage

Anthropology: The Four Fields

The programme opens with a wedding in Long Bow Village, in China, and effectively shows the diverse nature of weddings from one culture to another emphasising that weddings are rites of passage, full of ritual and symbols that convey and...Show More
Modern Indigenous Culture

Modern Indigenous Culture

So many of us want to understand Aboriginal culture better – to know it is to understand that Aboriginal people in contemporary times still have important links to the Dreaming. However, what is really important is Aboriginal people are not...Show More
Subsistence Systems

Subsistence Systems

Anthropology: The Four Fields

Regardless of the language, the geographic location or the culture, the question being asked is the same "What are we going to eat today?" The difference comes in the answer and the response depends upon the subsistence system used by those...Show More
Social Identity, Personality and Gender

Social Identity, Personality and Gender

Anthropology: The Four Fields

One of the universal questions that people ask is 'Who am I?' The answer is complex and begins with enculturation. Enculturation influences how you think, feel, and behave and it starts at birth. It begins with being given a name. Naming...Show More
Processes of Change

Processes of Change

Anthropology: The Four Fields

At the beginning of the episode "Communication and Culture", anthropologist Leo Chavez comments that culture 'is always transforming itself, always changing. It is always in the process of becoming something else.' Throughout history, cultures...Show More
Premodern Humans

Premodern Humans

Anthropology: The Four Fields

Around 780,000 years ago a new species of Homo appears, perhaps descended from the hominins that lived in Spain and Italy between 900,000 and 800,000 years ago. This time period, called the Middle Pleistocene, is marked by alternations of...Show More
Politics, Power and Violence

Politics, Power and Violence

Anthropology: The Four Fields

This video explores the anthropological concepts of political organisation and social control as practised cross-culturally. It opens with anthropologists Victoria Bernal and Laura Nader discussing the concepts of political organisation, in terms...Show More
Patterns of Variation

Patterns of Variation

Anthropology: The Four Fields

Warning: Contains images of deceased people. The video begins with comments on some instances of ethnic genocide that have occurred in the past in the Sudan, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Nazi Germany during World War II, and relates these occurrences to...Show More
Patterns of Adaptation

Patterns of Adaptation

Anthropology: The Four Fields

How do humans adapt to environmental challenges? In this video, experts explore this question from many angles. The difference between acclimatisation and adaptation is explained. Nina Jablonski explains skin colour function and adaptations...Show More