Tertiary Catalogue

Psychology


Psychology, Law, Lies and False Memories

Psychology, Law, Lies and False Memories

Insights and Strategies

Eyewitness testimony and its veracity presents problems for juries and judges, according to the University of California's Dr Elizabeth Loftus. She tells Eve Ash that this intersection of psychology and law has revealed that the more confident a...Show More
Lies, Crimes and False Confessions

Lies, Crimes and False Confessions

Insights and Strategies

Eve Ash discusses why people tell lies with the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Professor Robert Feldman, a specialist in psychological and brain sciences. He has studied lying for many years and observes that (1) all people tell lies in...Show More
Living with Lies

Living with Lies

Insights and Strategies

Eve Ash talks to Professor Robert Feldman (University of Massachusetts Amherst) about his research for the book "The Liar in Your Life": He reveals that we all lie at different times, there are many types of lies ranging from the unconscious to...Show More
Love, Lies and Exaggeration

Love, Lies and Exaggeration

Insights and Strategies

People sometimes lie for a reason and will exaggerate to enhance their prestige in the eyes of others. People having secret affairs tell lies; this was the situation for Eve Ash's mother who lied for years about Eve's biological father. Eve's...Show More
The Ethics of Abortion: When Does Life Begin?

The Ethics of Abortion: When Does Life Begin?

The controversies surrounding abortion involve a clash between two fundamental rights: the right of the unborn child, or foetus, and the rights of the mother. This video begins with the storm created by leading case of Roe vs Wade and then...Show More
The Cannibal on Bus 1170: Rethinking Moral Panics

The Cannibal on Bus 1170: Rethinking Moral Panics

When Vincent Li murdered and then cannibalised 22-year-old Tim McLean on a Greyhound bus heading for Winnipeg, the shock waves ran through Canadian society. But when Li was found unfit to face trial and later released, shock turned to outrage and...Show More
Stress as a Psychological Process

Stress as a Psychological Process

Psychology Concepts

This programme begins by defining stress and its causes. Types of stressors like daily life hassles and major life events, and the psychological responses of eustress and distress are explored. The second half of the programme looks closely at...Show More
Stress as a Biological Process

Stress as a Biological Process

Psychology Concepts

We all feel stress: a response to demands that exceed our ability to cope. It’s not only psychological – biology plays a major role in the stress response. This programme details the immediate physiological processes of fight or flight...Show More
Managing and Coping with Stress

Managing and Coping with Stress

Psychology Concepts

Psychologists have studied the cognitive and emotional strategies we use to cope with stress for decades. This programme explores the benefits and costs of two widely recognised strategies: avoidance and approach. Additional strategies of social...Show More
Alzheimer’s Disease for ALFs

Alzheimer’s Disease for ALFs

A must for health care workers in assisted living facilities. Understand AD through interviews from family members and staff.
Ethical Issues in Psychology

Ethical Issues in Psychology

The Concepts of Psychology: Part 1

Psychologists don’t just owe a duty of care to the participants of their research, they also have a duty to produce creative and socially useful research, and sometimes these obligations come into conflict. From this basis, an ethical case can...Show More
Situational Theory

Situational Theory

The Concepts of Psychology: Part 1

While most psychologists look to explain behaviour in terms of factors within individuals, others focus more on situations, and one of these is Philip Zimbardo. Here Zimbardo uses extracts from his infamous Stanford Prison Study and abuse of...Show More
What Are Ethics?

What Are Ethics?

The Concepts of Psychology: Part 1

Here we introduce students to the idea of ethics, the ethical regulation of psychology and how it works in practice.
Free Will and Determinism

Free Will and Determinism

The Concepts of Psychology: Part 1

Do we have choices in life or is our behaviour determined? Recent advances in neuroscience have thrown new light on this long running issue. Here we look at, and reconstruct, Libet’s seminal experiment with Professor Patrick Haggard of the...Show More
Introducing Psychology

Introducing Psychology

The Concepts of Psychology: Part 1

A start! Gives students a flavour of biological, developmental and cognitive Psychology. Great for first week of term or Open Days.
Part 1

Part 1

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills and behavioural changes.
Correlation and Causation: Illustrating the Difference

Correlation and Causation: Illustrating the Difference

The Concepts of Psychology: Part 2

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.
Experimental Methods: A Case Study

Experimental Methods: A Case Study

The Concepts of Psychology: Part 2

This title teaches students about the experimental methods that psychologists use to gain evidence. Through an examination of Loftus and Palmer's experiments on witness testimony, students will gain an insight into experimental methodology.
Looking at Reductionism: A Case Study

Looking at Reductionism: A Case Study

The Concepts of Psychology: Part 2

When facing complex issues, psychologists often break them down into their component parts, and then identify a key cause. This approach is called reductionism, and this title explores the advantages and disadvantages of reductionism. Students...Show More
Science and Psychology

Science and Psychology

The Concepts of Psychology: Part 2

Is psychology a science? Students will learn what science is and the ways in which psychology is both like and unlike a science. Two case studies are given to explore the different ways to approach psychology, and to help students formulate their...Show More
Reliability and Validity

Reliability and Validity

The Concepts of Psychology: Part 2

The concepts of reliability and validity are demonstrated by a simple exercise. Students learn about the importance of consistency and interpreting data in a relevant manner, when conducting experiments.
The Stroop Effect

The Stroop Effect

The Concepts of Psychology: Part 2

Students replicate a repeated measure design experiment, called the Stroop Effect, to learn about how it helps control variables, such as individual difference.
The Use of Non-Human Animals in Research

The Use of Non-Human Animals in Research

The Concepts of Psychology: Part 2

Animals have contributed to a lot of scientific advancements, but how ethical is it to use them in research? This title discusses the legality and ethical issues concerning the use of animals in research, and asks students to consider whether the...Show More
Understanding Youth Suicide: A Guide for Teachers

Understanding Youth Suicide: A Guide for Teachers

Suicide has been a taboo subject but attitudes are changing. There is a push to raise public awareness, openly discuss and seek different approaches to this complex, highly emotive issue to help prevent suicide. Unfortunately teachers, students...Show More
These Days: With Extended Commentary

These Days: With Extended Commentary

*New edition with shorter video chapters. High school student Chloe is shocked to discover her best friend has taken his own life. She finds herself and those around her, struggling to cope with the complex, confusing emotions of grief and loss....Show More