Video and Multimedia

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Video 1: Stanford University's "Marshmallow Experiment"
Learning Objective: LO 1, 2
Summary: If they could delay gratification by sitting in a room alone with one marshmallow until the facilitator got back, they would be rewarded with an additional marshmallow. If they cracked, succumbed to temptation by eating the marshmallow before she returned, they would not be rewarded with an additional one.

Video 2: Celebrating Ignorance
Learning Objective: LO 1, 3
Summary: Stuart Firestein begins with an ancient proverb, “It’s very difficult to find a black cat in a dark room, especially when there is no cat.” Firestein, the chair of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, thinks that this is a good metaphor for science.

Video 3: Applying the Scientific Method
Learning Objective: LO 1,2
Summary: This video provides a real-life example of the scientific method: testing hypotheses about which plants will grow most successfully on a green roof in Kentucky.

Audio 1: Reinventing the Scientific Method
Learning Objective: LO 1, 2
Summary:  A Techwise Conversation with the author of a new book, Reinventing Discovery

Audio 2: Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?
Learning Objective: LO 2,3
Summary: Mischel, like pretty much every other psychologist at the time, had some basic assumptions about personality. The first was that people had different personalities, and that those personalities could be defined by certain traits, such as extroversion, conscientiousness, sociability.

Audio 3: Unraveling the Mysteries of Personality and Well-Being with Dr. Brian Little
Learning Objective: LO 1,2
Summary: Who am I? Am I just a product of nature and/or nurture? What does it mean to live a life of meaning and happiness? On this episode of the psychology podcast, Dr. Brian Little helps us explore these existentially significant questions.

Website 1: Microsoft Academic
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,3
Summary: Domains and Facets: Hierarchical Personality Assessment Using the Revised NEO Personality Inventory from the Journal of Personality Assessment

Website 2: Social Psychological and Personality Science
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,3
Summary: SPPS is a unique short reports journal in social and personality psychology. Its aim is to publish cutting-edge brief reports of single studies, or very succinct reports of multiple studies, and will be geared toward a speedy review and publication process to allow groundbreaking research to be quickly available to the field.

Website 3: The Personality Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,3
Summary: One of the missions of our laboratory has been to develop, expand and promote a new unified vision of personality psychology, loosely described under the label, "The Systems Framework for Personality"