SAGE Video: Series - Psychology

  • Inside Out: An Introduction to Psychology

    Psychology is important because it studies our mind and behaviors. It answers question to why we do things the way we do. This documentary explains to us the history of psychology and the tools psychologist use in the field. Learn how genetics and environment play a role in psychology. Also see the tools that psychologist use to explore the human mind. Psychology has made huge improvements over the years.

    The human brain works in miraculous ways. It controls our minds and our bodies. This documentary explores the ways neurons work within our brain, methods to study the brain, and brain injuries. Learn about the brain model and what each area of the brain is responsible for. Also, see how pharmaceuticals can mimic different chemicals in the brain.

    Through studies of twins separated at birth and children who have been adopted, science has learned that genetics can shape behavior. Learn about these studies as well as Evolutionary psychology, which may explain differences between men and women, and the development of natural selection. Also presented is the work of behavior geneticists who research genetics and environmental influences.

    This documentary introduces us to psychology. Discover in this video how the environment can change people. This is true with three different environmental factors. These environmental factors are the prenatal environment, the peer group, and cultural impact. Also, learn about prejudice and discrimination. We see how prejudice can go with social roots between the rich and the poor. We see that everybody is prejudice, some not consciously prejudice.

    There are important developments made to the brain and muscles during early ages. This documentary explore the mental abilities from newborn to early childhood, as well as the muscle development. Go into depth on different stages that young children go through during development. Also, see the research that psychologist are using to discover more about the human brain during these crucial years.

    This documentary goes through the many developments of life from adolescence to an elderly age. We see how the adolescent brain goes through its developments. Explore how teens are risk takers and emotional, but then go on to early adulthood where they find careers and have a sense of responsibility. Lastly, this video reviews the elderly and retirement.

    Brain experts discuss how the human nervous system processes sensory input, with particular emphasis on vision and olfaction.

    Experts discuss how expectations affect the brain's selection of which stimuli to respond to. Background stimuli, visual processing, and binding errors are all covered.

    A distinguished panel of experts discuss the nature of consciousness and how it connects to the brain and sleep patterns.

    Experts discuss different types of learning, including associative learning, operant conditioning, and observational learning. Well-known experiments by Pavlov and with the Bobo doll are covered, as are violence in the media and prosocial modeling.

    Experts discuss the processes and factors that affect learning and memory development. They also examine cases of brain damage and repressed memories.

    Experts discuss the processes that affect the way we think, including heuristics, cognitive biases, and contextual influences. Turning to language, various academics discuss how language development shapes our way of thinking.

    A group of experts discuss what intelligence is, how it is assessed, and the factors that affect both assessment and the development of intelligence. Also discussed are multiple intelligences, stereotypes, and learning disabilities.

    Experts and ordinary people talk about what motivates us to do what we do. Motivations range from fulfilling basic needs to outcome-based reasoning. Schools and workplaces are beginning to account for intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to increase student/employee participation.

    Experts discuss the connections between emotion and evolution, physiology, upbringing, gender, and culture.

    Psychologist are always coming up with questions and experiments. This documentary highlights the question, "Does happiness affect your health?" We look at the different ways psychologist can approach this. Watch as they describe the different ways they can collect data efficiently and accurately. By using surveys, case studies, naturalistic observations, and more, they are able to observe who is really happy.

    Experts discuss the correlations between stress and disease: Stress can both contribute to and result from disease. Coping mechanisms and social support can reduce stress and aid recovery.

    Experts discuss aspects of personality, personality theories, the effects of nature and nurture on personality, and self-esteem.

    There are many different kinds of mental disorders. Anxiety being one of them. This documentary will go into depth on anxiety and the different categories this can fall under. These different categories being: post-traumatic stress disorder, anti-social disorder, and compulsive disorder. Learn about these different kinds of mental disorders and see the patterns of behaviors that are associated with them.

    Depression and bipolar disorder are common among many people. This documentary describes to us in depth about depression and the effects it has on ones life. It also describes to us bipolar disorder. With this disorder comes many factors of high and low times and suicidal tendency. Also, learn about schizophrenia, the most researched psychiatric disorder.

    Bipolar disorder affects many people. This documentary describes bipolar disorder and the treatments that are offered. Different therapy options include behavioral therapy, humanistic therapy, and group therapy. Medications are another option that has not always been readily available, but one that has helped many.

    Social psychology is how we view other people and affect one another. This video describes in depth key concepts to this psychology. Highlights of the video "People to People" are the impact that context has on behavior, working with others, stereotyping, violence and heroism, and improvement of communications. Learn the different social experiments that were monumental for their time and how genetics can play a role in your social psychology.

  • Levine

    Jerry-Ann Harrel-Smith, director of the Child and Family Studies Center at California State University, Northridge, discusses the role and importance of grandparents in the development of a child.

  • Our Families, Ourselves

    Beginning with a female football player and firefighter, this documentary examines the science behind gender roles and behavior. From childhood socialization to discrimination in the workforce, gender affects nearly every aspect of our lives. Academics explain how women in the workforce and the feminist movement are changing what gender means.

    Love has many different definitions. Love requires work in order to keep it alive, but when it can be the most fulfilling aspect of life. Two couples--one that has been together for most of their lives and one still in the honeymoon phase--share their perspectives on and experience with love.

    Sex education for adolescents is a hotly debated issue. This program argues the merits of peer-led counseling, abstinence-only approaches, parent responsibility, and school-based curricula.

  • Pomerantz

    Andrew M. Pomerantz, PhD, discusses decisions about note taking during clinical interviews.

    Andrew M. Pomerantz, PhD, discusses the importance of clearing misconceptions about receiving a DSM-5 diagnosis as a component for successful therapy, illustrated by two examples from his practice.

    Andrew M. Pomerantz, PhD, discusses making Tarasoff-related decisions and considerations for giving credence to client concerns based on an example from his practice.

    Andrew M. Pomerantz, PhD, considers cultural awareness and when the disclosure of a shared cultural background can benefit clients.

    Andrew M. Pomerantz, PhD, discusses considerations when making a diagnosis, using a binge-eating disorder example from his practice.

    Andrew M. Pomerantz, PhD, discusses the use of diverse, multiple sources for the psychological assessment of children.

    Andrew M. Pomerantz, PhD, discusses the benefits of expanding child therapy to include family therapy, using an example from his practice.

    Andrew M. Pomerantz, PhD, discusses the use of cognitive therapy to challenge underlying illogical beliefs, with an example from his practice.

    Andrew M. Pomerantz, PhD, discusses the concepts of reinforcement and punishment as methods of behavior modification using examples from his practice.

    Andrew M. Pomerantz, PhD, discusses the importance of empathy, unconditional positive regard, and genuineness—Carl Rogers' three core elements of humanistic therapy—in the development of a therapeutic relationship, illustrated by examples from his practice.

    Andrew M. Pomerantz, PhD, discusses the recognition of transference in an interview setting using an example from his practice.

    Andrew M. Pomerantz, PhD, discusses differing responses to the prescriptive, evidence-based approach to therapy using examples from his practice.

    Andrew M. Pomerantz, PhD, explains that patients sometimes get confused between the terms psychologist and psychiatrist.

  • The Examined Life

    This video examines the philosophical questions surrounding the idea of truth. Modern philosophers present explanations of how truth is formed and explore the relationship of science to truth.

    A look at what human nature really is, and whether it makes people different than the rest of the natural world. This idea is examined in reference to the ideas of Plato, Aristotle, Charles Darwin, and Blaise Pascal.

    An assembly of philosophers and scientists discuss the nature of science and experimentation. They discuss how we ask scientific questions and how science typically advances through time.

  • The Human Condition

    Mental illness affects many families. Whether this mental illness is dementia, anxiety, depression, or even anorexia and bulimia it has an impact on peoples life's. In this documentary, you will see people who deal with disorders everyday and their battle to fight off their mental illness. Also, learn about the treatments that they offer and ways they are trying to learn more about these illnesses.

    Stress is something everybody deals with day to day. However, some people have a difficult time coping with stress. This documentary goes into depth on chronic stress and the effects it can have. Learn how to better manage stress through reconstruction and meditation. Also learn about traumatic stress and the different emotional states a person goes through when dealing with a traumatic event.

    Addiction is a increasing problem all over the world. This documentary shows us how addiction is connected with genes and the environment. Also, learn about the effects that drugs have on our health both short term and long term. Hear from former addicts and about their journey to sobriety. There are treatments for addiction, but an addict's story isn't always a successful one.

    Alcoholism and smoking are two common addictions. These two addictions usually come as a pair and are more susceptible the younger you start. In this documentary learn about the effects alcohol has on your body and brain. See how alcoholism becomes a dependence for some and the treatments that are given for this dependence. Also learn about the effects cigarette smoking has on your health.

    Aging is the pattern of life changes that occur as people grow older, and the physiological changes that come with aging are unavoidable. Aging can be different for everyone and can lead to varying health concerns. Memory loss, loss of agility, and retirement communities can all be a part of aging.

  • The Way We Live

    Renee Walker was a concerned parent who decided to challenge a politically biased sex education program. She became a community organizer and education advocate who would not surrender to what she saw as an injustice to children.

    Gender inequality, segregation, and discrimination are prevalent throughout the world, but biologically men and women are not very different. Society creates the differences. Women are expected to be nurturing and kind, and to be stay-at-home moms and homemakers. Men are expected to be tough, witty, and the primary breadwinners. These gender roles are starting to change, as women are in the workforce and demanding equality.

    Some social movements, like the women's rights movement, the African-American Civil Rights movement, and the gay rights movement are part of the public consciousness, but not all movements gain that kind of recognition. This documentary explores the dynamics and characteristics of social movements.

  • Together Apart

    Dr. Tegan Cruwys, PhD, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist at Australian National University, discusses physical isolation, maintaining social distance, health risks, and mental health within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology, Alex Haslam, PhD, University of Queensland, discusses leadership in the context of the 2020 COVID-19 global pandemic, including limitations of traditional leadership, the importance of social identity, and the 5Rs of identity leadership.

    Stephen Reicher, Professor of Social Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, discusses the implications of the psychology of human frailty and that of collective resilience during COVID-19, including discussions of social identity theory, groups as sources of power, and human behavior during emergencies.

    Jolanda Jetten, Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Queensland, and Jack Dovidio, Professor of Psychology and Public Health at Yale University, discuss the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, including ingroup and outgroup dynamics, development of a common identity, and the leadership required to meet the current challenges.

    Jolanda Jetten, Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Queensland, discusses the role of inequality as a predictor of poor response during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Professor of social psychology, Jolanda Jetten, and postdoctoral research fellows, Hema Preya Selvanathan and Charlie Crimston, discuss polarization during the COVID-19 pandemic, including empirical evidence for negative effects and ways to address them.

    University of Queensland professor of social and organizational psychology Alex Haslam, and researchers Matthew Hornsey, Nik Steffens, and Frank Mols discuss the effects of social influence during the COVID-19 pandemic, including conspiracy theories, behavior change, and compliance and followership.