Video and Multimedia Resources

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Audio Resources

Audio 1.1: Childhood Exposure to Lead

Description: A decades-long study in New Zealand suggests that childhood exposure to lead may be related to lower cognitive ability and lower socioeconomic status as an adult.

Video Resources

Video 1.1: Nature and Nurture

Description: The video introduces the issue of genetic and environmental contributions to thought and behavior in the context of intelligence and sexual orientation. The discussion opens with the high-interest topic of feral children.

Video 1.2: Correlation and Causation

Description: Does living together cause divorce? This video takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to demonstrate that correlation does not always mean causation.

Web Resources

Web 1.1: Resilience: It Takes a Village

Description: The video explains social stratification in the United States from a sociological perspective as it applies to social class, status, and power.

Web 1.2: Poverty and Brain Development

Description: This article probes the influence of contexts such as poverty and community development on the development of children’s brains.

Web 1.3: Second Couplehood in Late Adulthood

Description: This article explores “sunset relationships”--second couplehood in late adulthood--as a way of illustrating the theme of continuity versus discontinuity in development. The results suggest that discontinuity may be the rule in development, and continuity the exception.