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Psychology


Social Awareness

Social Awareness

What You Need to Succeed

Being socially aware is the ability to read what others may be thinking and feeling, as well as knowing the right things to say at the right time. This video helps students develop empathy, learning when it is appropriate to engage more as a...Show More
Social Skills

Social Skills

What You Need to Succeed

Social skills are often challenging for young people trying to navigate their world. Learning how to communicate and interact with others does not always come naturally. However, such skills are crucial for connecting with the people around them...Show More
Hacking Happiness

Hacking Happiness

State of Disruption

The actions we take can influence the very function of our brain cells, and ground-breaking research has proven just how much control we have over our mind-body connection. This video explores how ‘hacking’ our ‘feel-good’...Show More
Stress, Anxiety and Resilience in a Time of Disruption

Stress, Anxiety and Resilience in a Time of Disruption

State of Disruption

Our world is currently in a state of disruption not before seen in our lifetimes. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the social, economic and political structures that humans once took for granted, understandably impacting the mental health of...Show More
Resilience and the Fight-or-Flight Response

Resilience and the Fight-or-Flight Response

State of Disruption

Encountering a wild animal predator may be a stress we long left behind in history, but the survival mechanisms humans developed then still serve us in today’s stressful situations, from exams to online bullying. This video explores the...Show More
Emerging into Resilience

Emerging into Resilience

State of Disruption

While the sympathetic nervous system triggers the fight-or-flight response to danger, the parasympathetic nervous system allows the body to relax and repair. This video looks at ways we can help our bodies to engage the parasympathetic nervous...Show More
Hannah: Eating Disorders

Hannah: Eating Disorders

Woven Threads: Stories from Within

Hannah is young woman full of life, enthusiasm and a smile that is infectious. If you met her on the street you would never guess the challenges she has faced in her young life. During this episode, Hannah shares some of her journey with us: the...Show More
Keenan: Childhood Trauma, Addiction, Incarceration, and PTSD

Keenan: Childhood Trauma, Addiction, Incarceration, and PTSD

Woven Threads: Stories from Within

After losing his parents at a young age and being separated from his brothers, Keenan was moved from his home in Redfern to the suburbs of southern Sydney. At the age of 13 and against the wishes of his carers, he went to find his brother who...Show More
Emma: Trauma, Adoption, Disordered Eating and PTSD

Emma: Trauma, Adoption, Disordered Eating and PTSD

Woven Threads: Stories from Within

Emma was adopted at six weeks old and always knew she was adopted. When Emma was three, her family adopted another baby girl. As kids they were inseparable but as they grew older they started to see the world differently. Emma lacked a sense...Show More
Jett: Bullying, LGBTIQ, and Eating Disorders

Jett: Bullying, LGBTIQ, and Eating Disorders

Woven Threads: Stories from Within

Nineteen year-old Jett shares his story of suffering from bullying in school and in his dance career, which led to severe anxiety, depression and resulted in anorexia nervosa. When Jett was in primary school, the bullying started because of his...Show More
Olive: Teen Depression

Olive: Teen Depression

Woven Threads: Stories from Within

Olive is sixteen and lives with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), anxiety and depression. At the age of nine, Olive began to have negative thoughts but she managed to hide them from everyone...Show More
Peter: Anxiety, Depression and Work Stress

Peter: Anxiety, Depression and Work Stress

Woven Threads: Stories from Within

Pete grew up on a farm in New South Wales, Australia. His father was a farmer and all he ever wanted to do was follow his dad around and be a farmer too. After school, Pete went to another farm and learnt about sheep farming, eventually bringing...Show More
Criminal Profiling

Criminal Profiling

Criminal (or Offender) Profiling is an area that’s currently capturing the public imagination once more in TV shows like Mindhunter and Criminal Minds. But what’s the reality behind the hype? This film introduces students to a range of...Show More
On Being Sane in Insane Places

On Being Sane in Insane Places

This haunting film provides a brilliant summary of one of the most infamous experiments ever conducted in psychology, looking at its origins, methods, quite extraordinary findings and its lasting impact on psychiatry.
What Is Anxiety?

What Is Anxiety?

Understanding Anxiety

How and when we experience anxiety is as individual as we are. The ways that we cope with and manage it are different too. This programme provides students with an introduction to anxiety, what it might look and feel like, and some of the useful...Show More
Exam Stress

Exam Stress

Understanding Anxiety

Nerves before a big test can be productive. But when nervous energy grows into an overwhelming anxiety, exam performance can suffer, just as the negative feelings and self-talk have convinced you it will. Important viewing for students ahead of...Show More
Transition Anxiety

Transition Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety

Starting at a new school is one of the biggest changes a young person can face and, understandably, it can bring with it many anxious thoughts and feelings. Looking specifically at practical strategies to manage their emotions and behaviours in...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
Rethinking Obesity: Nurture via Nature?

Rethinking Obesity: Nurture via Nature?

As a species, we have been getting larger and in some Western societies obesity is now at epidemic levels. So why are we doing so much damage to ourselves, our health services and our planet? Is it mainly due to nurture, the environment? Or is it...Show More
Observational Methods

Observational Methods

Using examples from a range of classic studies, this clip takes students through the naturalistic forms of observation. It looks at different types of of observation, applications of naturalistic observation, and its uses and limitations in...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
OCD and Depression: Annabel's Story

OCD and Depression: Annabel's Story

When I Worry about Things

A powerful animation about a girl who developed nervous tics, OCD and depression after a period of upheaval, and how she learnt to cope.
Panic Attacks: Luke and Jenny's Story

Panic Attacks: Luke and Jenny's Story

When I Worry about Things

An animation exploring the stories of two young people suffering from severe panic attacks who learnt to cope.
Variables

Variables

Although the idea of variables can seem dull and uninspiring, they're important because they're everywhere in psychology. This video defines the concept of variables, identify and describe different types of variables, relate variables to...Show More
Understanding Socially Sensitive Research

Understanding Socially Sensitive Research

This video develops the concept of socially-senstive research in terms of three key ideas: should the research be done, how findings can be used, and how findings should be communicated.