Classical and Operant Conditioning (56:29)This program explains the nature of behaviorism, so central to the study of human behavior, and its important applications in clinical therapy, education, and child rearing.
Clinical Impressions: Identifying Mental Illness (51:10)How long can mental illness stay hidden, especially from the eyes of trained experts? This program rejoins a group of ten adults—five of them healthy and five of them with histories of mental illness—as psychiatric specialists try to spot and correctly diagnose the latter.
Cognitive Psychology (26:00)This program traces the history of cognitive psychology. It explores the interactions among consciousness, sensation, attention, perception, memory models, decision making, language, and thought. The program also discusses cognitive neuroscience in animals and humans.
The History of Educational Psychology (27:00)Traces the history of educational psychology from ancient philosophy to modern theories. It explores the ideas of such figures as Plato, Aristotle, Vives, Herbert, Thorndike, James, Hall, Dewey, Cubberley, Binet, Piaget, Steiner, Bloom, Bandura, Vygotsky, and Bruner.
How the Brain Learns (26:07)The human nerve center never rests—even during sleep, it works diligently to process and build on the information gathered by our senses.
The Psychology of Criminal Behavior (30:00)This program examines criminal behavior and considers societal views on crime. It addresses biological theories; environmental and sociological factors; and such psychological considerations as maladjustment, developmental trauma, and psychosis. The program reviews typologies of criminal acts and offenders, explores patterns of victimization, and discusses the effectiveness of rehabilitation.
Psychology of Prejudice (21:00)This DVD explores the psychological processes behind prejudice, considers research regarding prejudice, examines cognitive processes underlying prejudice, and outlines social and cultural factors that lead to prejudice development. It discusses seminal research; introduces the Implicit Association Test; and covers such topics as stereotypes, group and individual identifications, racial identity, ingroup preference, and racial profiling.