Video and Multimedia

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Video 1: Foundations: Skinner
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,6
Summary: This lecture introduces students to the theory of Behaviorism, particularly the work of prominent behaviorist, B. F. Skinner. Different types of learning are discussed in detail, as well as reasons why behaviorism has been largely displaced as an adequate theory of human mental life.

Video 2: How Do We Communicate?: Language in the Brain, Mouth and the Hands
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,3,6
Summary: One of the most uniquely human abilities is the capacity for creating and understanding language. This lecture introduces students to the major topics within the study of language: phonology, morphology, syntax and recursion. This lecture also describes theories of language acquisition, arguments for the specialization of language, and the commonalities observed in different languages across cultures.

Video 3: B. F. Skinner and his work.
Learning Objective: LO 1,2
Summary: A collection of videos from the B.F. Skinner Foundation archives.

Audio 1: BF Skinner and Superstition in the Pigeon
Learning Objective: LO 1,2
Summary: Claudia Hammond presents the history of psychology series which examines the work of the people who have changed our understanding of the human mind. This week she explores the legacy of BF Skinner and Behaviourism. One of the most famous psychologists of the 20th century, by applying to human learning the theory he developed through animal studies, he became one of the most controversial.

Audio 2: The Bobo Doll
Learning Objective: LO 3,4
Summary:  Claudia Hammond revisits the first experiment to broach the subject of how children respond to TV and computer game violence. Albert Bandura's ground-breaking Bobo Doll experiment in 1961 first alerted the world to the dangers of imitative behaviour.

Audio 3: World War I and the birth of behaviourism
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,3
Summary: Dr. John Carmody, a physiologist and historian from the University of Sydney, talks about the history of behaviourism and how it was used to manipulate the population to gain support for the war and young men to join the fighting in the battlefields of World War I.

Website 1: Simply Psychology
Learning Objective: LO 1,2
Summary: The purpose of the site is to write engaging and informative articles in an academic style, but still clear and simple enough to be understood by psychology students of all educational levels.

Website 2: PSI CHI, The International Honor Society in Psychology
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,3,4,5
Summary: Offers a quarterly, peer-reviewed Journal that is uniquely dedicated to educating and promoting professional development of our student and faculty authors. To enhance the visibility of research across the psychological community, Psi Chi Journal is now indexed in PsycINFO and EBSCO databases. All articles are free to members and nonmembers alike.

Website 3: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Learning Objective: Lo 1,8
Summary: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.