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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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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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Attachment Theory and Ainsworth's 'Strange Situation' Experiment
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produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008; in Mary Ainsworth: Attachment and the Growth of Love (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2005), 9 mins
To study attachment theory, Ainsworth developed a standardized laboratory procedure that has become an important tool in the study of very young children . It is called the 'strange situation' because in fact it is just that for the baby or young child. The strange situation experiment triggers attachment behavior...
produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008; in Mary Ainsworth: Attachment and the Growth of Love (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 2005), 9 mins
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Morality: The Process of Moral Development
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directed by Roy Anthony Cox; produced by Gregory Sparlin and Marcus Krigbaum (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1977), 28 mins
This film identifies the progress of moral thinking starting in preschool years and continuing to its unfolding in young adults. Dr. Lawrence Kohlberg's stages are illustrated through an interview conducted by Drs. Susan De Merresmen-Warren and Elliot Turiel. Note: Davidson Films offers a more recent film on this...
directed by Roy Anthony Cox; produced by Gregory Sparlin and Marcus Krigbaum (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1977), 28 mins
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Five Basic Aspects of Language
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produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008; in Nourishing Language Development in Early Childhood (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films), 12 mins
Through language exchanges, children learn the rules and vocabularies of their native language in order to put meaning into their life experiences. To examine this learning process, Dr. Alice Sterling Honig discusses the five basic aspects of language: phonology, syntax, semantics, morphology and pragmatics.
produced by Frances Davidson, fl. 2008; in Nourishing Language Development in Early Childhood (San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films), 12 mins
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Performance Assessment: A Teacher's Way of Knowing
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(San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1993), 21 mins
This film defines the crucial elements of all assessments and visits three classrooms: a Head Start, a kindergarten and a third grade, to show how the academic progress of young students can be evaluated without recourse to norm-referenced, standardized testing. Dr. Meisels makes his case for the documentation of...
(San Luis Obispo, CA: Davidson Films, 1993), 21 mins
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