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Series: Psychology


1 - Why Study Psychology & Research Methods & The Nervous System

1 - Why Study Psychology & Research Methods & The Nervous System

The first episode 'Why Study Psychology?' introduces psychology as a science of behaviour and mental processes. It explains how understanding why we think and act as we do enhances our lives. The second episode 'Research Methods' provides an...Show More
2 - The Neuron and Neural Transmission & Sensation and Perception & Consciousness

2 - The Neuron and Neural Transmission & Sensation and Perception & Consciousness

The first episode 'The Neuron and Neural Transmission' illustrates how the brain communicates with the body by explaining what the neuron is, how it functions, and what happens to that communication when neurological disorders occur. The second...Show More
3 - Classical and Operant Conditioning & Learning: Observational and Cognitive Approaches & Memory

3 - Classical and Operant Conditioning & Learning: Observational and Cognitive Approaches & Memory

The first episode 'Classical and Operant Conditioning' discusses Pavlov's classical conditioning experiment and how it demonstrates the process of learning by an association or relationship. The second episode 'Learning: Observational and...Show More
4 - Language and Cognition & Intelligence & Motivation

4 - Language and Cognition & Intelligence & Motivation

The first episode 'Language and Cognition' explores the fact that most animals have the ability to communicate, but only humans have language, symbols for objects, actions, ideas, and feelings. The second episode 'Intelligence' explores what...Show More
5 - Emotions & Infant and Child Development & Adolescent and Adult Development

5 - Emotions & Infant and Child Development & Adolescent and Adult Development

The first episode 'Emotions' asks the following questions: What are emotions? Are they learned or are they innate? Are they expressed in the same way throughout most cultures? The second episode 'Infant and Child Development' provides an...Show More
6 - Gender and Sexuality & Personality Theories & Personality Traits and Assessment

6 - Gender and Sexuality & Personality Theories & Personality Traits and Assessment

The first episode 'Gender and Sexuality' explores the distinction between the terms sex and gender and describes the similarities and differences between men and women. The second episode 'Personality Theories' explores the three major theories...Show More
7 - Social Cognition & Attitudes & Group Influence

7 - Social Cognition & Attitudes & Group Influence

The first episode 'Social Cognition' focuses on how people form impressions of others and how people's behaviour is affected by attitudes. The second episode 'Attitudes' analyses the formation of attitudes and how they can be turned into...Show More
8 - Stress, Health and Coping & Understanding Psychological Disorders Part 1 & 2

8 - Stress, Health and Coping & Understanding Psychological Disorders Part 1 & 2

The first episode 'Stress, Health and Coping' chronicles a breast cancer survivor who employs successful coping strategies to aid in maintaining good health in stressful situations. The second episode 'Understanding Psychological Disorders Part...Show More
9 - Therapies & Personality Traits and Assessment & Making Psychology Part of Your Life

9 - Therapies & Personality Traits and Assessment & Making Psychology Part of Your Life

The first episode 'Therapies' examines four different styles of therapy treatment for mental disorders and discusses the role of each style of therapy. The second episode 'Personality Traits and Assessment' looks at the ways we can evaluate and...Show More
A Cage in Freezing Water: One Woman's Journey through Depression

A Cage in Freezing Water: One Woman's Journey through Depression

Students can read about the causes of depression and the therapies for its treatment. But what's it actually like to suffer from depression? This short film looks at one woman's experience of depression: the fatigue, the feeling of being trapped,...Show More
After Milgram: Obedience and Identity

After Milgram: Obedience and Identity

WARNING: The content of this programme may be hurtful or offensive to some viewers. Teachers are advised to view the programme and use their discretion to determine the suitability of the programme for their students. This programme - featuring...Show More
Aggression

Aggression

Are all people capable of murder? What drives people to violence? Can TV affect our actions and even influence us to acts of violence? How do psychologists account for the brutal murder of James Bulger in the UK and the massacre of twelve...Show More
Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Humans, like many animals, possess a highly developed sense of danger in our environment. In its most basic form, our awareness of these threats is anxiety. Our ‘fight or flight’ response can be highly beneficial, but in the 21st century,...Show More
Are You What Your Mother Ate? The Agouti Mouse Study

Are You What Your Mother Ate? The Agouti Mouse Study

Jirtle and Waterland’s Agouti Mouse Study has been called one of the most important pieces of research in the 21st century and this film explores both it’s substance and significance for the Nature-Nurture debate in psychology and...Show More
Attachment

Attachment

This programme is excellent for a wide range of training purposes for foster carers, parents groups, child minders, social work and for those people who work with children. It is also an excellent resource for under-graduate and post graduate...Show More
Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory

Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory

Treading new ground in the field of social psychology, Albert Bandura’s work has become basic to an understanding of how social forces influence individuals, small groups and large groups. Utilising archival materials and newly shot visuals,...Show More
Baron Cohen on Autism

Baron Cohen on Autism

Simon Baron Cohen discusses his case study Another Advanced Test of Theory of Mind. Cohen explains the aims and origins of his study, illustrates his'Eyes Test' methodology, explaining why the eyes were chosen, and talks about his findings and...Show More
Beyond Genetics

Beyond Genetics

"Nature or Nurture?” is a long-running debate in psychology, one heavily-influenced by developments in genetics and a rise in the popular belief that "dna is destiny”: the idea human behaviour is broadly is determined by a "good” or a...Show More
Building Resilience

Building Resilience

This programme discusses how a person can become resilient and talks about methods that we could use to withstand stress and trauma without permanent damage. If someone is resilient, they have the ability to "bounce back" after something negative...Show More
Bystander Intervention

Bystander Intervention

This compelling programme, filmed on location in Liverpool, uses the James Bulger case to illustrate some key approaches to bystander behaviour. The programme is clearly divided into three sections: Darley and Latane - the bystander effect;...Show More
Case Study Research

Case Study Research

Illustrated by the case of Susan "Genie" Wiley and a range of other classic and contemporary studies, this video takes you through the essential ideas and skills needed to successfully answer exam questions on case studies. The video covers an...Show More
Child Development Theorists

Child Development Theorists

The changes that happen to humans in the first two decades of life are astonishing—from being helpless newborns to independent adults. The study of that journey—with its physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes—is called child...Show More
Classic Studies in Psychology One

Classic Studies in Psychology One

A compelling set of short programmes illustrating five of psychology's most important studies; The Strange Situation, Bandura on Social Learning, Elizabeth Loftus on Eyewitness Testimony, Milgram's Experiments on Obedience and The Stanford Prison...Show More
Correlation and Causation: Illustrating the Difference

Correlation and Causation: Illustrating the Difference

A simple exercise demonstrates why correlation does not show cause. The title also examines confounding variables and why they must be taken into account when examining correlation.
Correlations

Correlations

This short video identifies and explains the key ideas and areas that are examined regarding correlation. These are positive and negative correlations, correlation co-efficients, correlation and causation, and ethics and socially-sensitive research.