Dynamic Learning: Active Learning and Cornell Notes

Most students write simple linear notes. But there is a way to improve the quality of note-taking that makes it more active, inquiring and revision-friendly, without radically changing how they take notes. It’s called the Cornell Method and it’s been helping to improve academic performance for over 50 years. This short film takes students through […]

Dynamic Learning: Sleep and Memory

Recent scientific research has shown us the benefits of sleep. And we’re increasingly aware that good sleep is crucial to memory and learning. Of course, just getting lots of sleep isn’t going to get you good grades. You need to understand how to use a knowledge of sleep to your advantage and this short film […]

Dynamic Learning: The Power of Habits

The first film in our new Dynamic Learning series of Metacognition films shows students how to develop positive study habits.

Mass Killings: The Role of the Media

Our latest short film looks at the relationship between fame-seeking mass killers and the media.

Mass Killers: Mythologies

Mass killings, described by the FBI as four or more unlawful killings in a single event, devastate communities and create fear across countries. But if we’re going to begin to understand what makes someone randomly kill large numbers of people, it’s important to distinguish between the evidence and the mythology. This film, featuring the work […]

Lost in the Mall: The Memory Wars

In this film, Profess or Elizabeth Loftus explains how her ‘lost in the mall’ technique demonstrated the creation of false memories. The ‘memory war’ that followed not only threatened her professional reputation but also her life.

Aftershock: obedience and identity

Generations of students have been taught that Milgram’s famous obedience experiments demonstrated how easily ordinary people can be persuaded to harm others when instructed to by a person in authority. But did Milgram’s research really show that? Using original footage and new documentary evidence, this film suggests that Milgram’s experiments demonstrate something rather different, that […]

The Ethics of Abortion

The controversies surrounding abortion involve a clash between two fundamental rights: the right of the unborn child, or foetus, and the rights of the mother. This film begins with the storm created by the case of Roe vs Wade in America and then provides students with an unbiased analysis of the ethical issues underlying demands […]

Media and Aggression

Media Effects: Can we learn aggression from aggressive media? This film looks at experimental, longitudinal and case study research evidence and how social learning, script theory and susceptibility approaches such as hostile attribution bias can help understand and explain this evidence.

Rosenhan: being sane in insane places

This haunting film provides a brilliant summary of one of the most infamous experiments ever conducted in psychology, looking at its origins, methods, quite extraordinary findings and its lasting impact on psychiatry.   

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