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Unmasking: The End of Debate?
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presented by Clare Parsons, fl. 2018 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by ShortCutsTV (United Kingdom: ShortCuts TV, 2020), 14 mins
Unmasking is an extreme form of criticism that is becoming increasingly prevalent in social science and everyday discourse where individuals are accused of being fraudulent and ideas are exposed as illusions, making debate and argument irrelevant. In this film look at Professor Peter Baehr’s analysis of unmaski...
presented by Clare Parsons, fl. 2018 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by ShortCutsTV (United Kingdom: ShortCuts TV, 2020), 14 mins
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The Cannibal on Bus 1170: Re-Thinking Moral Panics
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presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000 and Clare Parsons, fl. 2018; produced by ShortCutsTV (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 2019), 7 mins
When Vincent Li murdered and then cannibalised 22 year old Tim McLean on a Greyhound Bus heading for Winnipeg, the shock waves ran through Canadian society. But when Li was found unfit to face trial and later released, shock turned to outrage and triggered a social media moral panic. This film looks at the social...
presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000 and Clare Parsons, fl. 2018; produced by ShortCutsTV (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 2019), 7 mins
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The Ethics of Abortion: When Does Life Begin?
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presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by ShortCutsTV (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 2019), 7 mins
The controversies surrounding abortion involve a clash between two fundamental rights: the right of the unborn child, or foetus, and the rights of the mother. This film begins with the storm created by leading case of Roe vs Wade and then provides students with an unbiased analysis of the ethical issues underlying...
presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by ShortCutsTV (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 2019), 7 mins
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Insights and Strategies, Lies, Crimes and False Confessions
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produced by Seven Dimensions; interview by Eve Ash, fl. 1979, in Insights and Strategies (Melbourne, Victoria: Seven Dimensions, 2019), 16 mins
Eve Ash discusses why people tell lies with the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Professor Robert Feldman, a specialist in psychological and brain sciences. He has studied lying for many years and observes that (1) all people tell lies in different situations; (2) many are not truthful on their resumes and...
produced by Seven Dimensions; interview by Eve Ash, fl. 1979, in Insights and Strategies (Melbourne, Victoria: Seven Dimensions, 2019), 16 mins
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Insights and Strategies, Living with Lies
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produced by Seven Dimensions; interview by Eve Ash, fl. 1979, in Insights and Strategies (Melbourne, Victoria: Seven Dimensions, 2019), 13 mins
Eve Ash talks to Professor Robert Feldman (University of Massachusetts Amhurst) about his research for the book “The Liar in Your Life”. He reveals that we all lie at different times, there are many types of lies ranging from the unconscious to lies of commission, and that people often lie within the first ten...
produced by Seven Dimensions; interview by Eve Ash, fl. 1979, in Insights and Strategies (Melbourne, Victoria: Seven Dimensions, 2019), 13 mins
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Insights and Strategies, Love, Lies and Exaggeration
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produced by Seven Dimensions; interview by Eve Ash, fl. 1979, in Insights and Strategies (Melbourne, Victoria: Seven Dimensions, 2019), 11 mins
People sometimes lie for a reason and will exaggerate to enhance their prestige in the eyes of others. People having secret affairs tell lies; this was the situation for Eve Ash’s mother who lied for years about Eve’s biological father. Eve’s subsequent investigation revealed her real father, and how he was...
produced by Seven Dimensions; interview by Eve Ash, fl. 1979, in Insights and Strategies (Melbourne, Victoria: Seven Dimensions, 2019), 11 mins
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Sociological Methods, Program 1, Questionnaires and Interviews
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presented by Clare Parsons, fl. 2018; produced by ShortCutsTV, in Sociological Methods, Program 1 (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 2019), 7 mins
How do school students negotiate the pressures to perform well academically alongside the pressure to be popular and cool? Carolyn Jackson combined questionnaires and interviews to research this question and this film uses her study, Lads and Ladettes, to illustrate why these methods are chosen, their respective s...
presented by Clare Parsons, fl. 2018; produced by ShortCutsTV, in Sociological Methods, Program 1 (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 2019), 7 mins
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Sociological Methods, Program 2, Participant Observation
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presented by Clare Parsons, fl. 2018; produced by ShortCutsTV, in Sociological Methods, Program 2 (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 2019), 7 mins
Some research questions can only really be studied by sociologists getting out of their offices and interacting directly with the people they want to study. Starting with the famous Chicago School of sociology, this film looks at some classic studies to illustrate why participation observation is used in sociology...
presented by Clare Parsons, fl. 2018; produced by ShortCutsTV, in Sociological Methods, Program 2 (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 2019), 7 mins
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Sociological Methods, Program 3, Case Studies
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presented by Clare Parsons, fl. 2018; produced by ShortCutsTV, in Sociological Methods, Program 3 (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 2019), 5 mins
If you go and see your doctor or a therapist, you’ll become a ‘case’ to them. They’ll want to know a lot more about you. Similarly, sociological case studies involve putting a social group, an event or a place ‘under the microscope’. This film looks at a classic sociological study, The Spiritual Revolu...
presented by Clare Parsons, fl. 2018; produced by ShortCutsTV, in Sociological Methods, Program 3 (Leicester, England: ShortCutsTV, 2019), 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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