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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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Empiricism, Perception and Human Vision
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produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008; in Making Sense of Sensory Information (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2008), 3 mins
The fundamental problem in vision that leads to these discrepancies between how the world really is and what we see was pointed out several centuries ago by a group of philosophers referred to as the British Empiricists School. They pointed out that appearances to the contrary, information derive from our senses c...
produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008; in Making Sense of Sensory Information (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2008), 3 mins
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Scaffolding: Self-Regulated Learning in the Primary Grades
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directed by John Davidson (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1996), 35 mins
Building on the ideas of Lev Vygotsky and Jerome Bruner, the consultants for this film worked with teachers in urban schools to foster self-regulated learning. This production presents both the theoretical underpinnings of their work and its results. Viewers visit busy classrooms where students are being helped to...
directed by John Davidson (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1996), 35 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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Adolescent Cognition
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directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1999), 33 mins

It is not just teenage bodies that undergo tremendous changes in adolescence; young minds begin working in new ways that sometimes cause awkward situations just as do the newly elongated legs or deeper voices. Referring to the work of Piaget, Erikson, Goffman and his own studies, David Elkind looks at the intellec...

directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1999), 33 mins
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Morality: Judgments & Action
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directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2002), 32 mins
Combining archival materials, a replication of a recent study with young children and frank interviews with contemporary college students, this production summarizes much of the current research about moral development. It leads students to experience the methodology involved in psychological research and to consi...
directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2002), 32 mins
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Using What We Know: Applying Piaget's Developmental Theory in Primary Classrooms
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(San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1991), 34 mins
The opening line of this upbeat production is "Teaching is both an art and a science." Filmed in three disparate but remarkable classrooms, it illustrates how effective learning takes place when teachers combine their knowledge of child development, subject matter, and cognitive psychology. The three teachers comb...
(San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1991), 34 mins
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Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory: An Introduction
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directed by John Davidson; with Albert Bandura, 1925-; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2003), 37 mins
Treading new ground in the field of social psychology, Albert Bandura’s work has become basic to an understanding of how social forces influence individuals, small groups and large groups. From his early BoBo doll experiments through his work with phobias, to his recent work on self-efficacy, Bandura has given u...
directed by John Davidson; with Albert Bandura, 1925-; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2003), 37 mins
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Growing Minds: Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
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directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1996), 24 mins
This film examines the work of Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget, illuminating the similarities and differences of their contributions to our understanding of the cognitive development of young children. Dr. Elkind uses their research and his own work to look at three aspects of intellectual growth: reasoning, visual p...
directed by John Davidson; produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008 (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1996), 24 mins
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