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Understanding Psychology (6 Parts)

Synopsis
A series of videos that aim to make some of psychology’s key issues more accessible through case studies, expert analysis and illustrations that relate to students’ everyday experiences. The programmes focus on bringing some of psychology’s more abstract theoretical ideas to life. They explore the application of different perspectives to real life situations and their synoptic links to more general issues in psychology. Use clear reinforcing graphics and expert analysis from Phil Banyard, Cara Flanagan and others.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2004
Year of production
2004
Documentation
Free accompanying booklet
Subjects
Psychology; FE
Keywords
behavioural psychology; mental disorders; perception; psychological investigation; research methods

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£49.00 (DVD), £20.00 (1 Year Digital Licence), £49.00 (3 Year Digital Licence)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
25-40 minutes
Year
2010

Sections

Title
Perspectives on psychology
Synopsis
Explores and compares some of the major perspectives in psychology. It aims to bring these theoretical ideas to life by relating them to everyday examples. Covers biological, psychodynamic and behavioural perspectives. In addition to the expert analysis throughout the video from Phil Banyard and Cara Flanagan, there is advice at the end from Principal Examiner, Mike Cardwell, on answering questions on perspectives on psychology.
Duration
38 mins

Title
Mental disorders
Synopsis
Focuses on one of the key areas of applied psychology, mental disorder. It covers substantive and synoptic elements and illustrates some of the issues involved in defining, explaining, treating and constructing mental disorders. Divided into 3 sections 1) Biological Approaches; 2)The Cognitive Approach; 3) The Social Constructionist Approach.
Duration
40 mins

Title
Experimental research methods
Synopsis
Divided into 3 segments - laboratory experiments, field experiments and experimental methods: some common issues. The first two sections both look at research in to attractiveness and the third section uses material from the two experiments and expert analysis to explore some of the issues common to all experimental methods: demand characteristics, ethical issues and reductionism. We then ask about the future of experimental methods in psychology. The programme concludes with advice from Phil Banyard on answering questions on non-experimental methods.
Duration
37 mins

Title
Non Experimental Research Methods
Synopsis
This programme examines researching young people’s use of mobile phones using three different non-experimental methods - questionnaire surveys, interviews, and naturalistic observation. We see the research taking place which is inter-cut with the researchers explaining their methods and findings, young people’s views on mobiles and expert analysis.
Duration
32 mins

Title
Classic Studies in Psychology 1 (Short Cuts)
Synopsis
The SHORT CUTS package consists of a number of short video programmes designed to give teachers the flexibility to integrate illustrative video material into their lessons in whatever way they choose. This compact DVD features original footage, up to date expert analysis and reinforcing graphics to bring five major studies to life:the strange situation; Bandura on social learning; Elizabeth Loftus on eyewitness testimony; Milgram’s experiments on obedience; the Stanford Prison experiment.
Duration
40 mins

Title
Research in Context (Short Cuts)
Synopsis
This SHORT CUTS package consists of a number of short video programmes designed to give teachers the flexibility to integrate illustrative video material into their lessons in whatever way they choose. This compact DVD features up to date expert analysis and reinforcing graphics to bring five major research topics to life :how science works; descriptive statistics; data presentation; statistical analysis; data intepretation.
Duration
28 mins

Production Company

Name

Halovine Video

Email
enquiries@onlineclassroom.tv
Web
http://www.onlineclassroom.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0845 505 0664
Fax
0845 505 0664
Address
PO Box 104
Hinkley
Leics
LE10 2WW
Notes
In 2008 Halovine rebranded and became part Online Classroom

Distributor

Name

Classroom Video

Notes
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