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Mind Changers

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Mind Changers was a long-running BBC Radio series broadcast between 2003 – 2015 that “explored the development of the science of psychology during the 20th century” – something achieved through a series of 30-minute interviews with / about some of the major psychological thinkers of the past century.

The 33 episodes currently in the BBC Archive will be mainly of interest to psychology teachers and students (subjects range from Little Albert and Harlow’s Monkeys, through Loftus on Eye-Witness Testimony to Carol Dweck and Growth Mindset) but there are a number of cross-over studies that sociology teachers and students will find useful too:

Rosenhan’s Pseudo-Patient Study
Mayo and the Hawthorne Effect
Bandura’s Bobo Doll Experiment
The Stanford Prison Experiment
John/Joan – The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl
The Wild Boy of Aveyron
The Asch Studies of Conformity

Behind the Statistics

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The third in a trilogy of related psychology research methods films (the first and second look at Experimental and Non-Experimental Research Methods respectively) examines how statistical data are collected, compared and explained through an examination of three key issues in this process:

1. Sampling introduces and illustrates a range of important concepts (target population, sample, representativeness, generalisability), explores different types of probability and non-probability sampling (simple random, stratified, opportunity…) and evaluates their respective strengths and weaknesses in the context of developing statistical data.

2. Correlations outlines and explains the concepts of positive and negative correlations, introduces the idea of correlation co-efficient and explores the strengths and limitations of correlations in the context of statistical data.

3. Experimental Design begins by looking at the idea of causation in the context of experimental methods and research design. The strengths and limitations of three types of design (Repeated Measures, Independent Measures and Matched Pairs) are illustrated using a range of contemporary and classic studies.

Available On-Demand: 48-hour rental or to Buy

Experimental Methods in Psychological Research

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

The first in a trilogy of related psychology research methods films (the second looks at Non-Experimental Research Methods and the third goes “Behind the Statistics” to examine how these are socially constructed), Experimental Methods is a three-part film that illustrates different dimensions of experimental research – Laboratory, Field and Natural experiments – using a mix of classic and contemporary studies (Bandura, Hofling, Piliavin, McGuire, Loftus, etc.). Each self-contained film looks at how the method can be defined, as well as assessing their respect strengths and limitations.

Experimental Methods can be used in a range of ways – both inside and outside the classroom – to promote student engagement with and understanding of how real psychologists use these methods to inform their work.

Experimental Methods is available on-demand: 48-hour rental | Buy

 

False Memories

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

A lot of work has been done on research into memory – and, in particular, how malleable it can prove to be – since the challenge that developed in the 1990’s to the idea of “recovered memories”; traumatic memories that had apparently lain dormant in certain individuals until they were recovered through psychotherapy.

Elizabeth Loftus’ pioneering work (outlined in the Shortcuts video “False Memory – available on-demand (to rent or buy) or on DVD – did much to dispel the myths surrounding false memories and, more recently, a range of studies have been carried-out to test the idea put-forward by Loftus that completely false memories can be implanted in a range of different subjects.

To get a flavour for this research two interesting studies are worth looking at – the first deals with the ease with which false memories can be planted and the second questions the extent to which some of our memories may be fake.

Elizabeth Loftus on False Memory

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Divided into three complementary sections:

• Repressed Memories

• Lost in the Mall

• Guided Imagination

False Memory features original interview footage with Elizabeth Loftus as she takes us through the “Memory Wars” surrounding the George Franklin and Jane Doe cases.

This film is now available:

• to buy or rent On-Demand (for mobiles, tablets and desktops).

• on DVD.

False Memory

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Here’s a clip from one of the Psychology videos we made (for ourselves this time) with Elizabeth Loftus. If you’ve ever wondered about her “Lost in the Mall” technique (and let’s face it, who hasn’t?) then wonder no more because this tells you all about it in around 3 minutes 42 seconds…

The complete (23 minute) “Elizabeth Loftus on False Memory” is also available On-Demand, to rent or buy.

False Memory (Lost in the Mall

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Here’s a clip from one of the Psychology videos we made (for ourselves this time) with Elizabeth Loftus.

If you’ve ever wondered about her “Lost in the Mall” technique (and let’s face it, who hasn’t?) then wonder no more because this tells you all about it in around 3 minutes 42 seconds…

The complete (23 minute) “Elizabeth Loftus on False Memory” is also available on-demand (to rent or to buy…)