Psychology


New! The Characteristics of Effective Learning: An Overview 11 min.

This program offers an overview of the characteristcs of effective learning, looking at playing and exploring, active learning, and thinking creatively and critically. It shows how newborns are natural learners as they develop and learn with all their senses. It shows older children who begin to plan their approaches to problem-solving and are increasingly able to monitor their efforts, to alter t...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! The University 56 min.

Narratives thread together in The University a film following the aftermath of a sexual assault on a college campus. Told through the stories recounted to a Title IX tribunal, The University asks what justice might look like for survivors.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Cannabis Question 54 min.

As state-legalized cannabis spreads, NOVA investigates the latest scientific evidence for its potential benefits and risks, and how criminalization has disproportionately harmed communities of color.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Legalize Psychedelics 53 min.

In 2019, voters in Denver, Colorado, approved a referendum to decriminalize psilocybin, a psychedelic drug that affects perception and cognition. Voters in Oregon and Washington, D.C., followed suit a year later. Proponents of legalizing psychedelics argue that they can be used to treat a broad range of mental and emotional issues, as well as to discover a more profound sense of ourselves. Psyched...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Fake Famous 87 min.

Followers, likes, comments – these are the currencies of fame today. But can the 140 million Instagram users boasting over 100,000 followers all be considered famous? To answer this question, former reporter for the New York Times and Vanity Fair Nick Bilton and a team of social media experts, casting agents, and stylists recruit three starry-eyed Los Angeles transplants to participate in a social...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New to Our Collection! Active Learning 23 min.

This program consists of five short videos that look at active learning in children and how it is all about motivation and the will to learn from experiences. It considers how active learning links with children's self-regulation; looks at children's desire to be in control and how being deeply involved is one of the key features of learning to learn in an active way; and examines why the joy expe...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New to Our Collection! Creative and Critical Thinking 26 min.

Creating and thinking critically involves young children becoming able to use their Creating and thinking critically involves young children becoming able to use their minds to process all the information they’re taking in. This program consists of five short videos that look at creative and critical thinking in childhood. It considers how children use their imaginations and how that can often hel...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New to Our Collection! Playing and Exploring 24 min.

This program consists of five short videos that examine child's play and exploration, considering why children spend so many of their waking hours engaging in these types of activities. It looks at what motivates children, from infancy upwards, to explore their world and how they use what they find out to help solve problems. It shows how babies, once they have learned something about the properti...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Screen Generation 53 min.

Smartphones, televisions, computers, gaming consoles or digital tablets are now unavoidable in our day to day lives. This everyday intrusion has sparked numerous controversies – hysteria becomes collective. Are we damaging our brain with these damned screens? What will the effects of this unprecedented exposition in the history of mankind be? This scientific movie will distinguish between verif...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Crazy, Not Insane 119 min.

A provocative look at the minds of serial killers through the lens of renowned psychiatrist Dorothy Otnow Lewis, who has dedicated her career to the study of murderers and seeking answers to the question of why we kill. Directed and produced by acclaimed filmmaker Alex Gibney (Agents of Chaos, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley), this provocative documentary explores the lifelong attemp...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020