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Louis Theroux: The Return of America's Most Hated Family

Interviewee: Shirley Phelps-Roper

Interviewer: Louis Theroux

Speaker: Fred Phelps

Interviewee: Steve Drain, Luci Drain, Lauren Drain, Joe Jacoby, Jael Phelps, Noah Phelps-Roper, Grace Phelps-Roper, Fred Phelps, Betty Phelps, Libby Phelps, Megan Phelps-Roper

Content Type: Documentary

Publisher: BBC (2011)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473954236

BBC reporter Louis Theroux makes a return visit to the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. On this second visit he finds a leaner, more aggressive organization--one that has lost a few of its members since his first visit four years prior. But the group's rhetoric remains the same, preaching the condemnation of homosexuality and the idea that tragedy is God's punishment.

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Jean Twenge Discusses Cultural Psychology

Academic: Jean Twenge

Content Type: Interview

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473954755

Prof. Jean Twenge addresses the role of cultural psychology in understanding our world and how it changes, particularly over time. She describes the importance of appreciating generational differences and of the various ways we learn to be a member of society.

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Shelly Gable Discusses Close Relationships

Academic: Shelly Gable

Content Type: Interview

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473954762

Professor Shelly Gable discusses the idea of close relationships and how it moved from the purview of poets and philosophers to a field of science. Research has shown that close relationships or the lack of them have an enormous impact of health and well-being. She also explains that research in this field is having a public policy impact in the areas of domestic violence and same-sex marriage.

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Kathleen Vohs Discusses Self-Regulation

Academic: Kathleen Vohs

Content Type: Interview

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473954779

Prof. Kathleen Vohs, Ph.D. illustrates the depth and breadth of the field of self-regulation, including its sub-disciplines. She describes the current state of research, speculates about its future, and provides an example of how research in this field influenced the President of the United States.

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Susan Fiske Discusses Social Cognition, Prejudice & Stereotyping

Academic: Susan T. Fiske

Content Type: Interview

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473954786

Professor Susan Fiske explains the social cognition as a field of study, paying particular attention to its origins, debates, and future. She also discusses the links between social cognition, prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.

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Brian Cutler Defines Reconstructive Memory

Academic: Brian Cutler

Content Type: Interview

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473955905

Professor Brian Cutler explains reconstructive memory as how memory works. Memory is not a mental recording of an event; it is influenced by current experiences and new learning.

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Roy Baumeister Discusses Free Will

Academic: Roy F. Baumeister

Content Type: Interview

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473956964

Professor Roy Baumeister discusses his work in free will and decision making. He explains how the concept of free will migrated from philosophical questions around determinism to psychological ideas of causality. He also reveals that one's capacity for self-control and decision-making is tied to energy levels.

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The Malleability of Memory - A Conversation with Elizabeth Loftus

Interviewer: Howard Burton

Academic: Elizabeth Loftus

Content Type: Interview

Publisher: Open Agenda Publishing (2014)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473957343

In discussion with Howard Burton, Professor Elizabeth Loftus describes how she fell into memory research. She explains her research into eyewitness memory, the misinformation effect, and repressed/recovered memories. She criticizes the lack of evidence for repressed memory therapies and points to many wrongful convictions that were based on faulty witness testimony.

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David Dunning Defines Dunning-Kruger Effect

Academic: David Dunning

Content Type: Definition

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473960022

Dr. David Dunning defines the Dunning-Kruger effect as the observation that incompetent people can't know that they're incompetent, because they do not have the skills to judge their competence.

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Organizational Psychology: The Glass Cliff

Academic: Michelle Ryan

Content Type: Video Case

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473960725

Inspired by a newspaper article that blamed poor company performance with female leadership, Professor Michelle Ryan began research into when women are appointed to board leadership and the types of positions they are given. She identified a phenomenon dubbed the Glass Cliff, which states that women are given precarious leadership positions when a company is in crisis, either because they are expected to deal with layoffs or because they are to be scapegoats for the company's problems.

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Elizabeth Page-Gould Discusses Social Psychophysiology

Academic: Elizabeth Page-Gould

Content Type: Interview

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473965201

Dr. Elizabeth Page-Gould discusses social psychophysiology, which examines the relationship between social processes and physiological processes. She explains why she got into this field and what her favorite aspects are, then gives advice for people going into this field.

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John Wixted Discusses Human Memory

Academic: John Wixted

Content Type: Interview

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473965225

Professor John Wixted discusses human memory. Human memory is a field that requires knowledge in both psychology and neuroscience. He talks about why he got into the field and what students should do if they want to do the same.

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Forensic Psychology

Academic: Belinda Winder Ph.D.

Content Type: Tutorial

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473972018

Dr. Belinda Winder defines forensic psychology and its role in the criminal justice system. She explains how forensic psychologists work in crime prevention, investigation, court processes, and sentencing.

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Research Methods in Psychology

Academic: Keon West

Content Type: Tutorial

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473972070

Dr. Keon West discusses research methods in psychology. A scientific hypothesis is one of the most important parts of a study because it is the starting point; a poorly formed hypothesis can cause research to suffer. It is also important to consider demand characteristics, which can cause participants to give the answer they think the experimenter wants, skewing the data.

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Prejudice & Stereotyping: Experimental Approach

Academic: Keon West

Content Type: Video Case

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473972087

Dr. Keon West explains that it is difficult to make broad factual claims about prejudice and discrimination, but careful scientific experiments can show evidence of discriminatory attitudes. He highlights his findings on the question, "Do people judge Muslims more harshly than white non-Muslims?"

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Infant Cognition – How do you ask infants questions about what they know?

Academic: Susan Hespos

Content Type: Tutorial

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473973244

Professor Susan Hespos discusses infant cognition and conducting research on infants. Infants require different research methods because many are nonverbal, so researchers observe the amount of time an infant will look at something. These studies have shown that infants have sophisticated perceptual and conceptual capacities.

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Is Self Awareness Uniquely Human?

Academic: Steve Joordens

Content Type: Video Case

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473973862

Professor Steve Joordens discusses self-awareness in humans and other animals. Gordon Gallup studied self-recognition by introducing animals to mirrors; his results showed that many animals do have self-awareness. This raises questions about ethical codes and animal experimentation.

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Who Controls Attention?

Academic: Steve Joordens

Content Type: Tutorial

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473973886

Professor Steve Joordens discusses attention and the unconscious and conscious processes of attention. Unconscious processes are the automatic actions that the brain does by itself, and conscious processes are goal-oriented controlled actions.These two processes allow the brain to extract information from the external world and use this information for memory and decision making.

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Abused and Recreational Drugs

Academic: Adam Prus

Content Type: Tutorial

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473973893

Dr. Adam Prus discusses psychoactive drugs and how they produce behavioral effects. Drugs are administered substances that alter physiological functioning and affect the brain reward system. Regular drug use can lead to addiction and increased tolerance of the drug.

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The Development of Attachment

Academic: Geoff MacDonald

Content Type: Tutorial

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473973909

Dr. Geoff MacDonald discusses the development of attachment and different attachment styles. Attachment styles can be secure or insecure, and they develop based on the trust children have in their caregiver. The attachment system is an evolutionary process related to children's need for protection.

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Social Psychology Studies Altruism

Academic: Catherine Borshuk Ph.D.

Content Type: Video Case

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473978225

Dr. Catherine Borshuk presents an overview of the study into altruism. Starting with the now-debunked story of the attack on Kitty Genovese, Borshuk examines the bystander effect, righteous Gentiles, nurturing behavior, and gender/culture differences in altruistic behavior.

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Memory as an Investigator's Tool

Practitioner: Timothy J. O'Brien Psy.D.

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473984417

Detective Timothy O'Brien discusses memory and the effect that memory has on the criminal justice system. Law enforcement relies heavily on memory, both in witnesses and victims. O'Brien discusses cognitive interviews, interview techniques, and the best way to help with memory recall.

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Behavioral Analysis and the Treatment of Autism

Interviewee: AJ

Practitioner: Tasha Rieck

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473984462

Tasha Rieck discusses her career as a behavior analyst, and the use of applied behavior analysis to treat autism. Applied behavior analysis is an evidence-based therapy for autism that requires intensive hours and parental involvement. Rieck discusses what her job entails, different techniques that she uses, and the job skills needed for the career.

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