The Psychology Media Suite will add a dynamic new dimension to any college, Advanced Placement, or high school psychology course. Comprising more than 120 video clips and other media, the Suite is a blend of documentary segments illustrating foundational psychology concepts and principles, reports on cutting-edge research in psychology, and Active Teaching Modules designed to enable instructors to re-create studies such as the Asch Conformity Experiment and the Stroop test, conduct psychology experiments on selective attention and eyewitness memory, and more—right in the classroom!
As many Britons see it, the U.K. has become a nation obsessed with its psychological state, endlessly seeking out new “cures” for every hang-up under the sun. Others, by contrast, argue that the therapy culture has made the U.K. emotionally literate, giving the English a language through which to express their feelings and to change themselves for the better. In the final analysis, has psychotherapy done more harm than good? That is the question in this Oxford Union-style debate as panelists make their case. Speakers for the motion reference the baneful societal effects of pop psychology and stubborn prejudices in the field of psychotherapy, while those against point out that controlled psychotherapy trials have repeatedly shown beneficial results from certain treatments and that such therapy offers a useful non-pharmaceutical approach to mental illness treatment.
Emotions deeply color individual human existence and shape all aspects of our interpersonal and intellectual experiences. In this program, animations and fMRI images introduce students to the subcortical emotional circuits in the brain and chemical processes that produce emotional responses and contribute to decision making and mental health. Live action sequences, both in laboratory and real-world situations, illustrate research on risk taking and provide intriguing examples of the factors involved in the interplay of affect and reason in making choices.
Freud opened his Vienna practice at age 29. He and Josef Breuer used hypnosis to treat Anna O. for hysteria symptoms by unlocking suppressed childhood memories. Freud applied Breuer’s “talking” therapy to patients while they lay on his famous couch
Alcoholism is a chronic medical disease of the brain, and, as with many other chronic diseases, it requires lifestyle changes, psychological and nutritional counseling, and medication to be most effectively treated. This program features the latest research that explores the differences between the brains of alcoholics and the brains of social drinkers. It shows why a comprehensive approach to treating alcoholism is the best way to get the disease under control. The benefit of support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous is highlighted, and patients’ stories offer hope to those who are dealing with alcohol addiction and alcoholism.