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Candid Camera Classics for Introductory Psychology

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Summary: Selected episodes from Candid Camera reveal special principles of general psychology and basic principles of social psychology. Each episode reveals something special, unique and wonderful about the nature of human nature.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Discovering Psychology: 3-4

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Programs 3-4 in a series that highlights new developments in the field of psychology and gives an overview of historic and current theories of human behavior. Uses comments from leading researchers, practitioners, and theorists, as well as demonstrations, classic experiments and simulations, current research, documentary footage, and computer animation. Program 3 describes the structure and composition of the brain, how neurons function, how information is collected and transmitted, and how chemical reactions determine every thought, feeling, and action. Program 4 shows how the brain controls behavior, and how behavior and environment influence the brain's structure and functioning.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Scientific American Frontiers: Going to Extremes

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Meet researchers and scientists exploring the inner workings of the mind, using a combination of technology and psyhological studies to find out how the human brain works.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Landmarks in Psychology

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Focuses on the impact of important psychological discoveries. Discusses the findings of Freud, Pavlov, and Skinner. Explains basic psychological terms; illustrates research techniques; and explores different schools of psychology, presenting the theories of Horney, Sullivan, Maslow.
VHS
1980
Ivy (By Request)
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Flow: Psychology, Creativity, & Optimal Experience With Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow: psychology, creativity, and optimal experience, a clear and captivating presentations of Csikszentmihalyi's theory of Flow. For more than 30 years, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced CHICK-sent-me-high-ee) has studied states of "optimal experience"--those times when we report feelings of deep concetration and fulfillment--when we transcend our ordinary consciousness, and become so completely involved that we lose our senses of time and self. In this state, we are at the peak of our abilities. In this state, we are in Flow. Csikszenthmihalyi's theory of Flow and his seminal work on creativity have revolutionized modern psychology, the social sciences, and even corporate management. Now, for the first time on video, join host Howard Gardner (Multiple Int [...]
Online
2014; 2004
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Titicut Follies

The film is a stark and graphic portrayal of the conditions that existed at the State Prison for the Criminally Insane at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. TITICUT FOLLIES documents the various ways the inmates are treated by the guards, social workers and psychiatrists.. "TITICUT FOLLIES is a brilliant work of art…" - Robert Coles, The New Republic. "TITICUT FOLLIES is a great work, a near-masterpiece not just of the documentary form, but of moviemaking in any category. It’s a film that transcends the time and place of its manufacture, and it should be seen not just by documentarians and film students but by anyone interested in the movies as a medium capable of powerfully presenting the human condition." – Ray Greene, Village View
Online
2018; 1967
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Discovering Psychology: 15-16

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Programs 15-16 in a series that highlights new developments in the field of psychology and gives an overview of historic and current theories of human behavior. Uses comments from leading researchers, practitioners, and theorists, as well as demonstrations, classic experiments and simulations, current research, documentary footage, and computer animation. Program 15 tells how psychologists systematically study the origins of self-identity and self-esteem, social determinants of self-conceptions, and the emotional and motivational consequences of beliefs about oneself. Program 16 describes the field of psychological assessment and the efforts of psychologists and other professionals to assign values to different abilities, behaviors, and personalities.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Discovering Psychology: 25-26

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Programs 25-26 in a series that highlights new developments in the field of psychology and gives an overview of historic and current theories of human behavior. Uses comments from leading researchers, practitioners, and theorists, as well as demonstrations, classic experiments and simulations, current research, documentary footage, and computer animation. Program 25 discusses cognitive neuroscience, the attempt to understand mental processes at the level of the brain's functioning and not merely from information-processing models and theories. It relies heaviliy on an empirical analysis of what is happening in the brain and where, when a person thinks, reasons, decides, judges, encodes information, recalls information, learns, and solves problems. Cognitive neuroscience allies psycho [...]
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Going to Extremes [electronic resource]

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Meet researchers and scientists exploring the inner workings of the mind, using a combination of technology and psychological studies to find out how the human brain works.
Online
2005; 2000
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What Is Death? [electronic resource]

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Definitions of death have been debated for centuries, depending on culture, social conditions, and the role of the medical profession. Explores how ideas have changed historically and how our newest definitions, like "brain death," may not yet be adequate for encompassing all of death's meanings.
Online
1999
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The Dying Person [electronic resource]

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Three women with cancer discuss how they handle the knowledge that they are terminally ill. The role of palliative care is viewed in depth as are the changes in family relationships that occur under the pressure of the diagnosis.
Online
1999
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Facing Mortality [electronic resource]

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Asks the question, "How can we prepare for death?" A retired performer, an epidemiologist now suffering from AIDS, a young businesswoman, a Holocaust survivor, and a war journalist discuss how facing their own deaths and the deaths of others has affected, and transformed, their lives.
Online
1999
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The Deathbed [electronic resource]

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Although the scene of the deathbed drama has moved from home to hospital, the deathbed scene remains emotional for everyone involved. Those interviewed include a young man who loses his mother to cancer, a couple who lose their five-year-old daughter, and a young widow who recounts the final days of her husband's battle with leukemia.
Online
1999
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Fear of Death and Dying [electronic resource]

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A man diagnosed with AIDS and a woman dealing with recurrent cancer, discuss how physical pain and fear of what may happen next, affect their views of the future. An older couple explain the rational motives, and the emotional difficulties, behind their decision to prepare an "advance directive."
Online
1999
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Sudden Death [electronic resource]

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Explores the special issues that arise when death comes without warning. A woman widowed by the Oklahoma City bombing talks about how she handled the sudden news and loss of her husband. An ambulance paramedic discusses the reactions to imminent death among those he assists. A wife who lost her husband to suicide talks about a different kind of sudden death, where the prolonged steps that led to the end can be seen more clearly in retrospect.
Online
1999
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A Child's View of Death [electronic resource]

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Case studies of children, aged seven to adolecent, who understood death as a changed state of being but now begin to see how final it is. The shift to Canuck Place in Vancouver, a hospice for children who are dying or bereaved, shows the value of a support group of children's peers. The children at Canuck Place have faced their own deaths, often using metaphors and artwork to represent death.
Online
1999
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Grief and Bereavement [electronic resource]

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The question of, "How long does grief last?" guides conversations with two middle-aged sisters whose mother recently died, members of a family in which the youngest son was murdered, an adult orphaned as a child, and with a teenager who lost her mother and now may lose her father and brother to AIDS.
Online
1999
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Death Rituals [electronic resource]

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To what degree do individual circumstances require spontaneous adaptation of traditional rites? A minister who lost her brother in the Lockerbie air disaster and a father whose failing marriage affected his role in his young sons's funeral, discuss their need to adapt traditional rituals to their own circumstances. A cancer patient planning her service in advance and a veteran at a Vietnam memorial, provide a comparison of private and public rituals.
Online
1999
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The Good Death [electronic resource]

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Should we help people die, or force them to live? What constitutes a good death? These issues are examined from the perspective of native North American culture, urban medical ethicists, a woman facing death from breast cancer and a young family with a terminally ill infant. Ways the dying can help the living are also discussed in the context of the special grief experienced by long-term caregivers.
Online
1999