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Fantastic world of optical illusions

 Optical illusions have been fascinating our minds for centuries. By defying common perception and the workings of the eye with subtle, mind-teasing images, we gain a greater understanding of the way we ourselves look at the world, and how we can deceive ourselves regarding it. This lavishly produced book,...
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2002

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Creativity

 Professor Vernon covers a wide variety of work: studies of genius and of highly talented children; the nature of inspiration in the arts and sciences, illustrated by introspective material by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Stephen Spender and Henry Poincare; attempts to measure creative talents by 'open-ended' or '...
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1975

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Darwin's legacy: what evolution means today

Charles Darwin transformed our understanding of the universe and our place in it with his development of the theory of evolution. 150 years later, we are still puzzling over the implications. John Dupre presents a lucid, witty introduction to evolution and what it means for our view of humanity, the natural world, and...
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2005

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Understanding psychology: the BBC prison study

In this DVD, Alex Haslam and Steve Reicher give a comprehensive account of their reworking of Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison study, conducted over 30 years earlier. The DVD includes loads of footage of the actual study and there are some interesting extras dealing with social identity theory, ethics, data sources and...
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2008

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Understanding psychology 2: Mental Disorder

This DVD starts with two case studies of depression and anxiety, and then moves on to different theoretical perspectives. Firstly, the medical model in terms of history, assumptions, treatments and evaluation. Next, the psychological model’s underlying assumptions with an illustration of anxiety being treated with...
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2003

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Understanding Psychology 1: Perspectives on Psychology

This DVD explores the nature of psychology in the context of the biological, psychodynamic and behavioural perspectives. It covers the key points of each approach, applications and various evaluation issues. Pitched just right for A-level students, it is both succinct and lively. The running time is 38 minutes.
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2001

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Critical Issues 5: Obedience and Ethics

This DVD promotes awareness of the ethical issues raised by conducting research. Not surprisingly, Stanley Milgram’s obedience research features prominently. The running time is 30 minutes.
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2001

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Critical Issues 3: Stress Management

This DVD is structured around stress counselling to help reduce stress amongst the teaching staff in a school, the nature of stress and the negative consequences of excessive stress exposure is explored. Stress management in terms of behavioural, cognitive and organisational strategies is also covered. The running...
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2001

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Critical Issues 2: Day Care

This DVD discusses Bowlby’s theory of attachment, the Strange Situation as a method of measuring attachment and the possible effects of day care on children’s emotional. cognitive and social development. The running time is 30 minutes.
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2001

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Psychology live: exploring qualitative methods

This film gives a thorough insight into the issues relevant to collecting and using qualitative data. A great resource for introducing, summarising and revising this wide ranging topic.
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2006

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