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Psychology


Transition Anxiety

Transition Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety

Starting at a new school is one of the biggest changes a young person can face and, understandably, it can bring with it many anxious thoughts and feelings. Looking specifically at practical strategies to manage their emotions and behaviours in...Show More
What Is Anxiety?

What Is Anxiety?

Understanding Anxiety

How and when we experience anxiety is as individual as we are. The ways that we cope with and manage it are different too. This programme provides students with an introduction to anxiety, what it might look and feel like, and some of the useful...Show More
Exam Stress

Exam Stress

Understanding Anxiety

Nerves before a big test can be productive. But when nervous energy grows into an overwhelming anxiety, exam performance can suffer, just as the negative feelings and self-talk have convinced you it will. Important viewing for students ahead of...Show More
A Cage in Freezing Water: One Woman's Journey through Depression

A Cage in Freezing Water: One Woman's Journey through Depression

Students can read about the causes of depression and the therapies for its treatment. But what's it actually like to suffer from depression? This short film looks at one woman's experience of depression: the fatigue, the feeling of being trapped,...Show More
Rethinking Obesity: Nurture via Nature?

Rethinking Obesity: Nurture via Nature?

As a species, we have been getting larger and in some Western societies obesity is now at epidemic levels. So why are we doing so much damage to ourselves, our health services and our planet? Is it mainly due to nurture, the environment? Or is it...Show More
Observational Methods

Observational Methods

Using examples from a range of classic studies, this clip takes students through the naturalistic forms of observation. It looks at different types of of observation, applications of naturalistic observation, and its uses and limitations in...Show More
Are You What Your Mother Ate? The Agouti Mouse Study

Are You What Your Mother Ate? The Agouti Mouse Study

Jirtle and Waterland’s Agouti Mouse Study has been called one of the most important pieces of research in the 21st century and this film explores both it’s substance and significance for the Nature-Nurture debate in psychology and...Show More
Variables

Variables

Although the idea of variables can seem dull and uninspiring, they're important because they're everywhere in psychology. This video defines the concept of variables, identify and describe different types of variables, relate variables to...Show More
Understanding Socially Sensitive Research

Understanding Socially Sensitive Research

This video develops the concept of socially-senstive research in terms of three key ideas: should the research be done, how findings can be used, and how findings should be communicated.
Experimental Research Methods in Psychology

Experimental Research Methods in Psychology

One of the main ways psychologists operationalise behavioural questions is through experimental methods and this film explores and evaluates three dimensions of this process: laboratory, field and natural experiments. Each method is illustrated...Show More
Experimental Design

Experimental Design

This programme uses a real world example (the relationship between learning and time of day) to explore thee different types of experimental design: repeated measures, independent measures, and matched pairs. The film explores their respective...Show More
Beyond Genetics

Beyond Genetics

"Nature or Nurture?” is a long-running debate in psychology, one heavily-influenced by developments in genetics and a rise in the popular belief that "dna is destiny”: the idea human behaviour is broadly is determined by a "good” or a...Show More
Getting Behind Psychological Statistics

Getting Behind Psychological Statistics

This three-part film looks at how statistical data is collected, compared and explained through an examination of three key areas in this process - sampling, correlation and causation - presented as self-contained films that link into an overall...Show More
Correlations

Correlations

This short video identifies and explains the key ideas and areas that are examined regarding correlation. These are positive and negative correlations, correlation co-efficients, correlation and causation, and ethics and socially-sensitive research.
Child Development Theorists

Child Development Theorists

The changes that happen to humans in the first two decades of life are astonishing—from being helpless newborns to independent adults. The study of that journey—with its physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes—is called child...Show More
Stress as a Psychological Process

Stress as a Psychological Process

Psychology Concepts

This programme begins by defining stress and its causes. Types of stressors like daily life hassles and major life events, and the psychological responses of eustress and distress are explored. The second half of the programme looks closely at...Show More
Stress as a Biological Process

Stress as a Biological Process

Psychology Concepts

We all feel stress: a response to demands that exceed our ability to cope. It’s not only psychological – biology plays a major role in the stress response. This programme details the immediate physiological processes of fight or flight...Show More
Managing and Coping with Stress

Managing and Coping with Stress

Psychology Concepts

Psychologists have studied the cognitive and emotional strategies we use to cope with stress for decades. This programme explores the benefits and costs of two widely recognised strategies: avoidance and approach. Additional strategies of social...Show More
After Milgram: Obedience and Identity

After Milgram: Obedience and Identity

WARNING: The content of this programme may be hurtful or offensive to some viewers. Teachers are advised to view the programme and use their discretion to determine the suitability of the programme for their students. This programme - featuring...Show More
Self Report Methods

Self Report Methods

This short video uses a real-world example—collecting data about education—to illustrate and explain how and why psychologists use self-report methods. The video looks at questionnaire design, the uses and limitations of different types of...Show More
Usefulness of Research

Usefulness of Research

Explaining how and why psychological research is "useful" is a question many students struggle to demonstrate in a coherent way. This short film, based around a range of classic and contemporary studies, looks at how psychological research is...Show More
Sampling

Sampling

This video uses some classic psychological studies (Loftus, Maguire, Baron-Cohen, and Zimbardo) to illustrate a range of sampling issues. It looks at definitions, representativeness and generalisability, types of sampling, random sampling and...Show More
Reliability and Validity

Reliability and Validity

This video outlines some key aspects of the important methodological concepts of reliability and validity through a range of real-world examples. It looks at internal and external reliability, standardisation and re-testing, internal and...Show More
Ethnocentrism

Ethnocentrism

This short film highlights a range of ideas and skills required for a good understanding of ethnocentrism. The film defines ethnocentrism and it's social construction, and how it appears in to researcher, conceptual, and reporting bias. It also...Show More
Ethics

Ethics

This video looks at the nature and significance of ethical guidelines to the research process, using examples drawn from the work of Milgram, Watson, and Sharif. The video looks at what ethics are, and ethical guidelines and issues in psychology.