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His Own Best Subject: A Visit to B.F. Skinner's Basement
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produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2000), 15 mins
B.F. Skinner applied his unique behavioral principles to his own life. In this film, his daughter, Julie Vargas, gives us a tour of the basement study in which he wrote many of his books and articles. Skinner developed wonderfully ingenious gadgets designed to enhance his workspace, and he created clever ways of o...
produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2000), 15 mins
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B.F. Skinner: A Fresh Appraisal
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directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1999), 41 mins
Other than Freud, no psychologist has been so discussed, critiqued and, at times, maligned as B.F. Skinner. Using both archival and recent film, this video takes a new look at who the man was, and what he really said in his twenty books. Like other thinkers who broke new ground, Skinner had to invent his own vocab...
directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1999), 41 mins
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John Dewey: His Life and Work
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directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2001), 41 mins
John Dewey wrote extensively about philosophy, psychology, education, political science, and the arts. In his very full 92 years of life (1859-1952), he not only wrote about the breadth of life, he participated in it as a teacher, social critic, political activist and involved family man. This fully produced video...
directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2001), 41 mins
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Vygotsky's Developmental Theory: An Introduction
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directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1994), 28 mins
The work of Lev Vygotsky is increasingly cited as we reconsider the theory and practice of constructivist education. This program introduces the life, vocabulary and concepts of Lev Vygotsky. The video illustrates four basic concepts integral to his work: Children construct knowledge, learning can lead development...
directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1994), 28 mins
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Erik H. Erikson: A Life's Work
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directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1991), 38 mins
Narrated by Erikson's colleague, Margaret Brenman-Gibson, Ph.D. and Ruthie Mickles, Ph.D. Using archival materials, this film introduces students to the rich wisdom of Erik H. Erikson. Best known for his identification of the eight stages of the life cycle, Erikson spent a lifetime observing and studying the way i...
directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1991), 38 mins
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John Bowlby: Attachment Theory Across Generations
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directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2007), 39 mins
John Bowlby's Attachment Theory shows how relational patterns set early in life affect emotional bonds later in life. This film's focus is on attachment theory as it explains many aspects of personality development from childhood through to adulthood. The film is a companion piece to our very popular 2005 release...
directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2007), 39 mins
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Lily: A Longitudinal View of Life with Down Syndrome
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directed by Elizabeth Grace; produced by Elizabeth Grace (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1978), 45 mins
This video explores the life Lily, a girl born with Down's Syndrome, through her challenges and triumphs in life from birth all the way into her 30s.
directed by Elizabeth Grace; produced by Elizabeth Grace (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1978), 45 mins
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Maria Montessori: Her Life and Legacy
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directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2004), 35 mins
Montessori's conception of the changing roles the classroom environment and teacher should play for students of various ages is presented with carefully shot film of toddler, preschool, elementary school and secondary classes at work in accredited Montessori schools. Students will also learn of Dr. Montessori's ow...
directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2004), 35 mins
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William James: The Psychology of Possibility
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directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2011), 40 mins

William James, more than anyone else, was responsible for introducing the wide range of topics that now comprise the broad field of psychology. In his magnificent text, The Principles of Psychology, he explored and expanded what was then known about neuroscience, cognition, emotion, perception, and behavior and le...

directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2011), 40 mins
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