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NOVA, Season 46, Episode 22, NOVA: The Violence Paradox
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in NOVA, Season 46, Episode 22 (Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2019), 1 hour 53 mins
Violence is all over the news. But some say we’re living in one of the most peaceful eras in human history. Is violence actually declining? If so, why? And can we build a more peaceful future?
in NOVA, Season 46, Episode 22 (Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2019), 1 hour 53 mins
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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 ShortCutsTV, in Core Concepts in Research (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 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 ShortCutsTV, in Core Concepts in Research (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 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: ShortCutsTV, 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: ShortCutsTV, 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 ShortCutsTV, in Debates in Psychology (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 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 ShortCutsTV, in Debates in Psychology (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 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 ShortCutsTV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 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 ShortCutsTV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 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 ShortCutsTV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 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 ShortCutsTV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 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 ShortCutsTV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 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 ShortCutsTV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 2018), 6 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 ShortCutsTV, in Revising Core Concepts in Psychology (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 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 ShortCutsTV, in Revising Core Concepts in Psychology (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 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 ShortCutsTV, in Revising Debates in Psychology (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 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 ShortCutsTV, in Revising Debates in Psychology (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 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 ShortCutsTV, in Revising Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 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 ShortCutsTV, in Revising Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 2018), 6 mins
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