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Core Concepts in Research, Reductionism and Psychology
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presented by Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Core Concepts in Research (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 4 mins
This film illustrates both the importance and limitations of reductionism in psychological explanation using the example of research into diet and obesity. It compares reductionism and holism and cautions students against simply using reductionism as a critique to be compared unfavourably with holism.
presented by Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Core Concepts in Research (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 4 mins
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Core Concepts in Research, Variables
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presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000 and Clare Parsons, fl. 2018; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000, in Core Concepts in Research (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 5 mins
Although the idea of variables can seem dull and uninspiring, they are crucial because they're everywhere in psychology. This film provides a clear introduction to this concept, explaining and illustrating the key questions of definition, types, reliability, validity and application.
presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000 and Clare Parsons, fl. 2018; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000, in Core Concepts in Research (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 5 mins
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Debates in Psychology, Nature and Nurture in Psychology
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presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Debates in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 5 mins
Is human behaviour explained primarily by what we inherit (nature) or what we experience (nurture)? This film uses the example of whether there are ‘natural born killers’ to illustrate nature, nurture and interactionist approaches.
presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Debates in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 5 mins
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Issues in Psychology, Ethics & Ethical Issues in Psychology
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presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000 and Clare Parsons, fl. 2018; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 6 mins
This film begins by looking at how stricter ethical guidelines were developed in psychology. Using an on-going research project, it illustrates contemporary ethical guidelines and the issues arising from the potential conflicts between protecting participants and producing socially useful research. It ends by ask...
presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000 and Clare Parsons, fl. 2018; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 6 mins
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Issues in Psychology, Psychology and Ethnocentrism
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presented by Elizabeth Meins, fl. 2013, Clare Parsons, fl. 2018 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 6 mins
Might psychology have ethnocentric biases? This film begins by explaining the key concept of social construction and then illustrates three sources of potential ethnocentrism: researcher, conceptual and reporting bias. It also stresses the importance of evaluation. Is there clear evidence of ethnocentrism? Is et...
presented by Elizabeth Meins, fl. 2013, Clare Parsons, fl. 2018 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 6 mins
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Issues in Psychology, Usefulness of Research
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presented by Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 6 mins
Have you ever wondered why some people claim to see the face of Jesus in their toast? Well, psychologists at the University of Toronto did. But why? This film uses a number of studies to illustrate how the usefulness of psychological research is assessed and evaluated. And if you're wondering about the toast, it w...
presented by Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 6 mins
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PBS NewsHour, The Science of Using Your Expectations to Relieve Pain
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produced by NewsHour Productions, in PBS NewsHour (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2018), 5 mins
Traditional healing is used around the world, from acupuncture to laying of hands to yoga. How do these alternative remedies work to heal the body and the brain? As part of our series ScienceScope and in cooperation with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the NewsHour’s Nsikan Akpan ventures to Oaxaca, Mex...
produced by NewsHour Productions, in PBS NewsHour (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2018), 5 mins
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Revising Core Concepts in Psychology, Reductionism
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presented by Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Revising Core Concepts in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 5 mins
This revision video uses the example of obesity to outline and evaluate reductionist and holistic approaches in psychology.
presented by Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Revising Core Concepts in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 5 mins
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Revising Debates in Psychology, Psychology and Science
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presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Revising Debates in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 5 mins
This revision video takes you through the key characteristics of science and the scientific method, using examples drawn from classic and contemporary studies.
presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Revising Debates in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 5 mins
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Revising Issues in Psychology, Socially Sensitive Research
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presented by Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Revising Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 6 mins
Socially-Sensitive Research looks at ways to help you revise and structure exam answers around three key questions: Should the research be done? How should research findings be used? How should research findings be communicated?
presented by Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Revising Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 6 mins
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