Altered States

Episode 10 of a 13-part psychology Crash Course builds on learning from previous videos to explain the workings of altered states of consciousness. Hypnosis, psychoactive drugs, and non-drug induced hallucinations are all explored in a 12-minute lecture.

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Pros

  • Designed as a semester or year-long psychology Crash Course, the individual videos could be used periodically to introduce new units
  • Concepts are clarified by animated illustrations
  • The video ends with a recap of key points covered in the lecture
  • Viewers are encourage to post their responses to the lecture on the site
Cons

  • Preview the video with captions on to see if the content of the captions is appropriate for your classroom
  • The amount of content and the rapid pace at which it is delivered may overwhelm some class members
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