Students investigate the concept of observable behavior. They watch someone for three to five minutes and record everything that is seen. Students must be as objective as possible, avoid any value judgments about physical appearance or behavior.
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Our Shared Humanity
Ann Shin's award-winning documentary, My Enemy, My Brother introduces viewers to Zahed Haftlang and Najah Aboud, two child soldiers on opposite sides during the Iran-Iraq war. After viewing the film, class members are asked to reflect on...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Humor Theories: Features vs. Functions vs. Subjects
Great for a psychology, sociology, or language arts lecture, this presentation focuses on the features, functions, and subjects of humor. Complete with definitions and examples of each category, as well as links to humorous videos and...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Planning a semester or year-long psychology course? Check out this series of videos that could be used as an overview for each unit of study. The second session of a 13-part course examines psychological research and research methods...
11 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts
How to Train a Brain
The influence of Ivan Pavlov, B.F. Skinner, and John B. Watson are examined in Lecture 11 in a 13-part Crash Course on psychology. Pavlov's Behaviorism School of psychology, associative learning, conditioning, and reinforcement are all...
12 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts
How We Make Memories
The final lecture in a 13-part Crash Course in psychology examines memory, the "chain that connects our past to our present." How the brain works and how we access short-term, long-term memory, and working memory, as well as remembering...
10 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts
An Introduction to Gilbert Ryle's The Concept of Mind
What is the connection of the mind and body? How are emotions and behaviors related? Watch a short analysis of Gilbert Ryle's The Concept of Mind to learn more about the ways people make category mistakes when relying on the theory of...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Psychology Behind Irrational Decisions
Heuristics? Prospect Theory? Behavioral Economics? Who would have thought so much research has gone into studying approaches to problem solving and decision making. This short video takes a look at the psychology behind decision making.
5 mins 10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
What Happens When You Remove the Hippocampus?
Imagine not being able to remember what day it is or what food you had for breakfast this morning. This nightmare was a reality for Henry Molaison, whose life story is the focus of this video explaining how different parts of the...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable