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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Coast Learning Systems - Psychology: The Human Experience (part1of2)

This telecourse offers insights into key concepts and principles of psychology through a focus on human experience. Interviews with subject matter experts, researchers, and other experts in the field of psychology are used to explain and apply psychological concepts in twenty-six 30-minute programs. Each video is a complete lesson, and utilizes original videography of biological processes, as well as historical and contemporary research. Stories of challenge, relationships, investigation, hope, and inspiration are told using original footage of real life case studies. Animated three-dimensional computer graphics of life processes and concepts are also incorporated in each lesson. Awards: Emmy

1: Why Study Human Behavior? introduces psychology as a science of behavior and mental processes. It explains how understanding why we think and act as we do enhances our lives. 2: Research Methods in Psychology provides an overview of observational and descriptive research by illustrating how the scientific method is used to study the relationship between violent video games and aggression. 3: The Nervous System provides learning about the components of the nervous system and the methods used for studying the brain through the story of a hemispherectomy patient. 4: 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. 5: Sensation and Perception demonstrates how our senses gather information about the world around us. Perception is also covered in depth. 6: Consciousness illustrates how our consciousness and awareness vary throughout a typical day. It also explores the impact of circadian rhythms. 7: Learning: Classical and Operant Conditioning discusses Pavlov's classical conditioning experiment and how it demonstrates the process of learning by an association or relationship. 8: Learning: Observational and Cognitive Approaches discusses observational learning. The cognitive process of learning is illustrated using B. F. Skinner's research. 9: Memory answers the question of "What is memory?" and explains how our sense of identity relies on memories of personal history and connections with the people around us. 10: 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. 11: Intelligence and Creativity explores what intelligence means in different environments and cultures and discusses nature versus nurture and the history and biases of intelligence testing. 12: Motivation offers an in-depth discussion of biological and social theories of motivation, intertwined with Bandura's presentation on the role of self-efficacy. 13: Emotion asks the following questions: What are emotions? Are they learned or are they innate? Are they expressed in the same way throughout most cultures?
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Stanford Prison Experiment
English | XviD | 544x384 | 25fps | MP3 | 128kbps | 300MB

TV documentary story of the 1971 psychological test designed to examine the corrupting nature of power. On-screen participation by Professor Philip Zimbardo.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Scientific American MIND - SEX and the Secret Nerve

2007 February, vol. 18, no. 1
| Abnormal Attraction | The Truth about Online Dating | Sex and the Secret Nerve | Sticking Point | No Place Like Home | Why It's So Hard to Be Happy | Seduced by Sleep | Jumping to Conclusions | Love of Garbage |

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Scientific American SE- The Hidden Mind

2002 April, vol. 12, no. 1
| How the Brain Creates the Mind | The Problem of Consciousness | Vision: A Window on Consciousness | The Split Brain Revisited | Sex Differences in the Brain | New Nerve Cells for the Adult Brain | Sign Language in the Brain | The Meaning of Dreams | Emotion, Memory and the Brain | The Neurobiology of Fear | The Mind-Body Interaction in Disease | The Puzzle of Conscious Experience |

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Scientific American MIND - Creativity

2005 June, vol. 18, no. 1
| Neuroscience and the Law
| Unleashing Creativity | Strangely Familiar | Fact or Phrenology?| Right Brain May Be Wrong | What's Wrong with This Picture? | Finding Our Way | Leonardo da Vinci, Neuroscientist | Drowning Mr. M | Alien Friends | The Will to Win | Friend or Foe? |

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Scientific American MIND - The Science of Burnout

2006 June, vol. 17, no. 3
| Controlling Epilepsy | My Date with a Robot | Circuit Training | Bitter Could Be Better | Inside the Mind of a Savant | Beyond the Neuron Doctrine | Burned Out | Crossing the Barrier | Seeing in Black and White |

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Scientific American MIND - Inner Vision

2006 February, vol. 17, no. 1
| Train Your Brain | One Person, One Neuron? | Mastery of Emotions | Do Animals Have Feelings? | Mindful of Symbols | Freud Returns | Science Probes Spirituality | Do Gays Have a Choice? | Combating Stress in Iraq | Fighting Parkinson's | Picture This |

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