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World in the Balance

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In Japan, Europe and Russia, birth rates are shrinking and the population is aging. In parts of India and Africa, more than half of the still growing population is under 25. The world population is now careening in two dramatically different directions.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Past, Present and Promise [electronic resource]

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Introduces psychology, a science at the crossroads of subjects such as philosophy, anthropology, biochemistry, and artificial intelligence. Includes commentary by Dr. Mahzarin Banaji of Harvard University and Dr. Emanuel Donchin of the University of Illinois.
Online
2001
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Understanding Research [electronic resource]

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Details the scientific method used in psychological research showing data collection and analysis in the laboratory and in the field. Emphasis is on the value of critical thinking in interpreting research findings. Includes commentary by Dr. Christina Maslach of the University of California, Berkeley, and Dr. Daryl Bem of Cornell University.
Online
2001
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The Behaving Brain [electronic resource]

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Explains how understanding the brain's structure and composition offers new insights into human behavior. Scientists explain the bio-chemical reactions that determine human thoughts, feelings and actions. Includes commentary by Dr. John Gabrieli of Stanford University and Dr. Mieke Verfaellie of Veterans Medical Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
Online
2001
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The Developing Child [electronic resource]

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Discusses how much of behavior is inherited and how much is prompted by the world. The impact of heredity and environment on children's development illuminates the age-old nature vs. nurture debate. Includes commentary by Dr. Renee Baillargeon of the University of Illinois and Dr. Judy De Loache of the University of Illinois.
Online
2001
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Language Development [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates how psychologists search for truths about the mind, society, and culture by studying how children develop complex language skills and learn to use language in social communication. With commentary by Dr. Jean Berko-Gleason of Boston University and Dr. Ann Fernald of Stanford University.
Online
2001
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Sensation and Perception [electronic resource]

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Focuses on the ways personal experience can influence perception. Describes how sense receptors function, how the brain processes sensory information, how expectations, values and prejudices influence perception, and the use of error and illusion as investigative techniques. Includes commentary by Dr. David Hubel of Harvard University and Dr. Misha Pavel of the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology.
Online
2001
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Learning [electronic resource]

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Discusses the principles of classical and operant conditioning which explain how learning occurs. Renowned reseachers who have influenced current learning theories are featured, including Pavlov, Thorndike, Watson and Skinner. Includes commentary by Dr. Howard Rachlin of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Dr. Robert Ader of the University of Rochester.
Online
2001
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Remembering and Forgetting [electronic resource]

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Provides a look at the complex process of memory, exploring how all experiences are translated into codes in the memory, why some things are forgotten and how memory can be improved. Includes commentary by With Dr. Richard Thompson of the University of Southern California and Dr. Diana Woodruff-Pak of Temple University.
Online
2001
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Cognitive Processes [electronic resource]

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Explores the higher mental processes, including reasoning, planning and problem solving. Also considers why the cognitive revolution is attracting such diverse investigators from philosophers to computer scientists. Includes commentary by Dr. Howard Gardner of Harvard University and Dr. Michael Posner of the University of Oregon.
Online
2001
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Motivation and Emotion [electronic resource]

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Examines the biological and psychological aspects of motivation and emotion as seen in studies of sexual behavior and the power of optimistic beliefs. Includes commentary by Dr. Norman Adler of Yeshiva University and Dr. Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania.
Online
2001
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The Mind Awake and Asleep [electronic resource]

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Explores the nature of sleeping, dreaming, and altered states of consciousness. Includes commentary by Dr. Ernest Hartman, formerly of Tufts University, and Dr. Robert McCarley of Harvard Medical School.
Online
2001
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The Mind Hidden and Divided [electronic resource]

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Examines how events and experiences of the subconscious affect moods, actions, and health. Includes case studies of multiple personality and split-brain patients and demonstrations of hypnosis. Includes commentary by Dr. Jonathan Schooler of the University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Michael Gazzaniga of Dartmouth College.
Online
2001
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The Self [electronic resource]

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Explores the emotional and motivational consequences of self-images and discusses how society shapes individuals' beliefs about themselves, that is, their self-identity and self-esteem. Includes commentary by Dr. Hazel Markus of Stanford University and Dr. Teresa Amabile of Harvard University
Online
2001
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Testing and Intelligence [electronic resource]

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Discusses intelligence and how can it be measured. Reveals how the theory and practice of psychological testing assigns values to different abilities, behaviors, and personalities. Includes commentary by Dr. Claude Steele of Stanford University and Dr. Robert Sternberg of Yale University.
Online
2001
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Maturing and Aging [electronic resource]

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Looks at physical and psychological aging and shows how society reacts to the last stages of life. Includes commentary by Dr. Laura Carstensen of Stanford University and Dr. Sherry Willis of Penn State University.
Online
2001
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Power of the Situation [electronic resource]

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Examines how individuals' beliefs and behavior can be manipulated in certain situations, by leaders and by groups. Explores the psychology behind subjects of facism, as in Nazi Germany. Includes commentary by Dr. Ellen Langer of Harvard University and Dr. Philip Zimbardo of Stanford University.
Online
2001
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Constructing Social Reality [electronic resource]

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Explores how people are able to form subjective realities and demonstrates how these subjective realities influence behavior. Asks how mental processes color our interpretations of reality and suggests that understanding these factors may help us become more empathetic and independent members of society. Includes commentary by Steven Hassan, M.Ed., of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center and Dr. Robert Cialdini of Arizona State University.
Online
2001
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Psychopathology [electronic resource]

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Defines and explores schizophrenia, phobias, and affective disorders. Also includes discussions with clinical psychologists who examine various factors that can lead to mental and behavioral disorders. Includes commentary by Dr. Irving Gottesman of the University of Virginia and Dr. E. Fuller Torrey of the National Institute of Mental Health.
Online
2001
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Psychotherapy [electronic resource]

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Describes how theory, research, and practice come together in the treatment of psychological disorders. Also discusses how attitudes toward the mentally ill have been influenced by historical, cultural, and social forces. Includes commentary by Dr. Hans Strupp of Vanderbilt University and the late Dr. Rollo May.
Online
2001