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This three-part series provides in-depth anatomical and medical examinations of the various parts of the brain and thorough explanations of its function and behavior under the influence of various traumas and disease conditions. Anatomy of the Human Brain

Neuropathologist Dr. Marco Rossi dissects and examines a normal human brain. Using three methods of dissection--coronal plane, CT-MRI plane, and sagittal plane--Dr. Rossi separates the hindbrain from the midbrain, and removes a portion of the brain containing the substantia nigra. The anterior and posterior of the forebrain are dissected, and each section is examined, along with the left occipital lobe. After separating the brain stem from the cerebellum, both are sectioned and examined. (35 minutes, color)

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The Human Brain

Brain Story


This eye-opening six-part series explores the grand themes emerging from the latest brain research--research that with the aid of modern technology is producing a whole new model of brain function. In each program, renowned neuroscientist Susan Greenfield, biologists, psychologists, linguists, and other experts investigate the physiological basis of why people think, feel, and act as they do. A BBC Production. First Among Equals: Why Do Humans Rule the Earth?

Sam Roberts © BBC 2000

What is it about the human brain that has allowed Homo sapiens to take charge of the planet? Is it a question of brain size, cognitive abilities, speech, or perhaps something else? This program featuring Dr. Susan Greenfield compares humans to other forms of highly evolved life on Earth to arrive at a surprising answer. (50 minutes, color)

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All in the Mind: Understanding the Complexity of the Brain

In this program, Dr. Susan Greenfield expresses her belief that all aspects of human experience will eventually be explained in terms of the physical processes of the brain. Cases drawn from the history of brain research--from the earliest and crudest studies of the effects of brain injury to the latest data derived from brain surgery on patients who are awake and alert-- offer insights both fascinating and controversial. Is it possible that humankind's deepest spiritual feelings are simply the result of complex electrical activity in the temporal lobe? (50 minutes, color)

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Growing the Mind: How the Brain Develops

This program charts the changes in the human brain as it develops from infancy to adulthood. The brain's extraordinary adaptability, as demonstrated by its ability to reorganize its neural network after radical surgical intervention, and its terrible vulnerability to damage, as in the case of John Forbes, whose memory faculty was almost entirely destroyed by an accident at birth, are addressed. (50 minutes, color)

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The Human Brain in Situ

Professor of applied neurobiology Susan Standring conducts a basic anatomical examination of the human brain and its connections in the skull using museum specimens. During the process, Standring identifies the cerebral lobes, optic nerves, arachnoid granulations, and blood vessels. Examining the cranial cavity with the brain removed, she points out the frontal bones, orbital plates, crista galli, and the cribriform plate. Cerebrospinal fluid and the tentorium cerebelli are shown. Using a brain specimen and resin model, the ventricular system is explained. (21 minutes, color)

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The Final Mystery: What Is Consciousness?

The human brain is made up of the same biological building blocks as the rest of the body, and yet somehow it manages to generate consciousness. In this program, Dr. Greenfield seeks to understand the human body's most remarkable phenomenon--and explains why the existence of each mind's private world of experiences and feelings is actually more incredible than the fact that life on Earth evolved at all. (50 minutes, color)

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In the Heat of the Moment: The Biochemistry of Feelings

In this program, Dr. Greenfield considers past attempts to explain emotions in terms of brain areas--and then asserts that the answers actually lie in the function of neurotransmitters. Research indicating that battlefield terror can actually alter the brain's structure is also discussed. (50 minutes, color)

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Pathology Examples in the Human Brain

Neuropathologist Dr. Marco Rossi examines different human brain specimens and presents evidence of trauma or disease. Brains examined include that of a 59year-old woman with dementia; an 82-year-old man who suffered a road accident; a young man with a shunting tube for hydrocephalus; an elderly man with Parkinson's disease; an elderly female stroke victim; and a middle-aged woman with hemiplegia. (24 minutes, color)

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6-part series

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The Mind's Eye: How the Brain Sees the World

One patient cannot recognize a single face, including his own. Another cannot see anything that is moving. And a third can watch and understand a soccer game, but cannot recognize the black-and-white object they are kicking. Drawing on the experiences of people with rare forms of brain damage, this program featuring Dr. Greenfield reveals the tricks and shortcuts used by the brain to construct its version--or illusion--of reality. Is seeing really believing? (50 minutes, color)

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3-part series

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The Psychology of Learning

This series comprises a comprehensive analysis of how people learn, investigating the areas of attention, cognitive development, memory, language development, classical and operant conditioning, approaches to learning, and perception. Cognitive Development

The aim of this program is to examine Piaget's theory and to critically evaluate it in light of modern research. The study of child development in the 20th century has revolved around Jean Piaget's theories, and the program clearly describes their central themes, covering the Cognitive Stages of Development from birth to twelve years old, giving illustrations of children's behavior at each level. Recent research is examined in relation to each stage and comparisons drawn with the theories of Jerome Bruner. The program concludes that children are more cognitively capable at an earlier age than Piaget suggested, but it is the ages rather than the stages that are disputed. Current and future developments such as Metacognition and Theory of Mind are outlined and recent research findings reported. (60 minutes, color)

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Childhood Development

A Cognitive Approach to Developmental Psychology

Further Approaches to Learning

This program explores alternative approaches and explanations of learning, including Latent Learning, Learning Sets, Insight Learning, Ethology, Social Learning, and Neuroscience. The program emphasizes the recent move towards a Cognitive Theory of Learning and examines the current research in this area. The program includes archival film featuring B. F. Skinner and Dr. Robert Epstein, who demonstrated apparent "insight" learning in pigeons using behaviorist techniques. Skinner, speaking just before his death, claims that reinforcement rather than higher mental processes is at work in learning. The cognitive behaviorists think differently! (57 minutes, color)

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The Study of Memory

This program introduces the basic terms used in the study of memory such as encoding and storage and retrieval, and looks briefly at the historical ideas about memory. Modern theories are explained using diagrams and real-life examples, and the program then goes on to discuss current research in the area of Everyday Memory. The Reasons for Forgetting are explored and the biological basis of memory outlined. In addition, the program examines ways of improving memory. The program emphasizes the radical change in the past decade from laboratory-based research to the study of memory in everyday life. The program also includes eight exercises for viewers to take part in, including memory tests and a video clip of a robbery to test recall for Eyewitness Testimony. (74 minutes, color)

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During their first few years, children learn practically everything they will ever need to know about interacting with a world full of people. From the earliest stages of mental representation to advanced acquisition of language and social skills, this six-part series presents various research methods, theories, and concepts of developmental psychology to promote a deep understanding of that crucial period of development. (24 minutes each, color) Babies' Minds: Piagetian and Kleinian Perspectives

How do babies develop an understanding of the people and things that populate the world, and at what age do they begin to acquire it? This classic program examines Jean Piaget's and Melanie Klein's theories on infant mental representation. Examples of infant behavior, captured through mother/baby interactions and classic experiments such as basic and A-not-B search tasks, demonstrate different stages of babies' abilities to represent permanence.

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The Study of Attention

Do we really have to pay attention to control and direct all our behavior? How is it that we focus our attention on one input or stimulus and ignore the rest? This program answers these questions by examining the following concepts: the Selective Attention models of Broadbent and Triesman are described using real-life examples such as air traffic controllers; Divided Attention theories are described and evaluated; and the area of Visual Attention is illustrated by the demonstration of the Visual Search technique and the Stroop test. (43 minutes, color)

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How We Study Children: Observation and Experimentation

This timeless program asserts that the testing of a causal hypothesis involving cognitive development is best done through a combination of observational and experimentational methods. Kathy Sylva and Peter Bryant, both of the University of Oxford, and other researchers share their insights into categorizing and codifying patterns of play through observation, avoiding common experiment-related pitfalls such as covariation and unintentional bias, and mitigating artificiality, a challenge to practitioners of both approaches.

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Language Development

The emphasis in this program is on the development of language in babies and young children. The program features babies and children attempting to communicate, from crying and babbling to making grammatical errors to speaking fluently. The program discusses the arguments for and against the Nature-Nurture debate and the Interactionist view. The Whorf-Sapir Hypothesis is described and illustrated with reallife examples. The question "can nonhuman animals use language?" is discussed and illustrated with video of chimpanzees. (40 minutes, color)

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Play and the Social World: Acquiring Social Intelligence

Designed to be a happy place of imagination and cooperation, a playground is too often a danger zone of intimidation and violence. This ageless program explores the educational value and social dynamics of play while emphasizing the importance of a supportive adult presence in the playground environment. Games and techniques used by teachers and psychologists to help children develop interpersonal skills, articulate their feelings, and reflect on their behavior are included, as is information on playground design.

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Perception: The Theories

Can perception be explained in terms of sensation? In this program, the senses, including proprioception, are described; the Structuralist, Gestalt, Constructivist, and Direct Perception theories are critically analyzed, focusing on both their strengths and weaknesses; and perceptual models such as those of Ulric Neisser and David Marr are presented. Many examples of the perceptual theories are provided. In addition, the roles of Wundt, Wertheimer, Gregory, and Gibson are discussed, along with key perceptual concepts such as Weber's Law, the Principle of Pragnaz, and the Laws of Proximity, Closure, and Continuity. An excellent overview of perception theory and various interpretations. (45 minutes, color)

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Developing Language: Learning to Question, Inform, and Entertain

Starting right from infancy, this classic program charts the development of language during childhood. Basic language acquisition, learned from rudimentary and higher-level child/ caregiver interactions, is described. Aspects of competence that go beyond the purpose of simple communication are also considered, including the skill of using conversation for establishing and furthering social relationships, the ability to employ language as a part of games, the capacity to understand jokes, and the awareness of what other people know and understand at various stages of maturation.

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Classical and Operant Conditioning

This program explains the nature of Behaviorism, so central to the study of human behavior, and its important applications in clinical therapy, education, and child-rearing. The program clearly explains, discusses, and illustrates the complex Classical and Operant conditioning theories of Pavlov and Skinner, and features archival footage of laboratory work with dogs and present-day research using rats in Skinner boxes, as well as numerous examples of conditioning in everyday life. (56 minutes, color)

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Windows on the Mind: Children's Drawings

Jean Piaget believed that children go through a universal developmental process that is clearly reflected in their drawings. Is Piaget's theory valid, and if so, to what extent does culture influence that process? In this timeless program, Peter Willatts, of the University of Dundee; Edith Bavin, of La Trobe University; and other researchers compare and contrast the drawing schemas of Scottish children from Dundee and Aborigine children from Yuendumu in an effort to answer those questions.

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7-part series

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5-part series

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Anxiety-Related Disorders

The Worried Well



9/11 and Beyond: Coping Strategies for Trauma and Stress

The events of September 11, 2001, have dramatically shifted the worldview of most Americans. This program by award-winning filmmaker Robert Parish promotes hope and healing in the aftermath of traumatic events such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Featured speakers include family advocate Jacki McKinney; Dr. Laurie Anne Pearlman, codirector of the Traumatic Stress Institute, in Connecticut; Dr. Frank Putnam, director of the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children, in Ohio; The Reverend Dr. Frederick Streets, a chaplain at Yale University; and Dr. Ervin Staub, professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and author of The Roots of Evil. (43 minutes, color)

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Each of the six programs in this series addresses a different condition. During powerful and moving interviews, two patients with each condition share their distressing stories of how the disorders have wreaked havoc on their lives, and how they've learned to cope. Leading experts in each field provide brief explanations of the condition. Panic Attacks

This program shows panic attacks as a symptom of other stress-related conditions-- specific phobias, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorders--and also as a separate condition. A housewife and businessman tell how panic attacks placed limitations on their daily lives and how they finally sought help and relief. (15 minutes, color)

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

While controversy flares over whether this anxiety-related condition even exists, two men are certain of it based on their own experiences. One man, who witnessed the deaths of his two teenage daughters, and another man shot in an IRA ambush, give highly personal accounts of the behavioral changes experienced as a result of the traumas. (15 minutes, color)

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This penetrating two-part series sympathetically investigates clinical depression. A BBC Production. Episode 1: Experiences and Causes

This program explores the symptoms of clinical depression and the physiological, psychological, and environmental factors that can trigger the illness. Patients evocatively describe their feelings of negativity, isolation, and despair while cognitive therapy pioneer Aaron Beck and other researchers discuss the results of their inquiries into contributory causes of depression. Commentary on depressioninduced distortions of the thought process, animal and human models of secure and insecure attachment, and a gene combination that may cause a predisposition to depression provides a variety of perspectives on this disorder. (50 minutes, color)

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

In this program, two people whose lives have been shattered by OCD tell their stories. An 18-year-old woman talks about how she feels compelled to perform detailed rituals every day of her life. A man tells how he is tormented by the obsessive belief that he has killed someone. (15 minutes, color)

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Eating Disorders

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa--two conditions rooted in the desire to be slim-- are the focus of this program. Two women who suffer with these conditions tell poignant stories of how these compulsive behaviors have nearly destroyed their lives and the lives of their respective families. (15 minutes, color)

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One person in 600 attended to by an emergency unit is a victim of self-harm--surely the most disturbing of all anxiety-related disorders. This program shows how victims carry the burden of guilt and shame associated with their actions. Two women, who have regularly harmed themselves for years, share their tragic personal experiences. (15 minutes, color)

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder

BDD, as it is called, afflicts people by causing them to become obsessed with the idea that they must drastically and constantly alter their appearance. Two apparently normal, attractive women discuss their experiences with BDD. (15 minutes, color)

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Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Social Skills

There was a time when parents were expected to teach their children social skills, such as how to listen, share, and be kind. Today, that job, and the nurturing of the emotional intelligence necessary to learn those skills, has been turned over to schools. This program from The Doctor Is In looks at innovative teaching techniques that are helping students to develop emotional intelligence and the social skills that will help them lead happier lives. Psychologist Daniel Goleman discusses the nature of emotional intelligence and how it develops; child psychologist Maurice Elias explains the concept of emotional literacy. A Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Production. (29 minutes, color)

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Episode 2: Diagnosis and Chemistry

Often obscured by symptoms and circumstances, depression is notoriously difficult to diagnose. In this program, case studies of patients with adult, childhood, and postnatal depression define the spectrum of the illness. The history of a patient with Cushing's syndrome underscores the effects of cortisol on depression, while studies conducted by Oxford University and the University of Pittsburgh reveal the relationship of serotonin and glia to depression. Observations provided by patients, unsure of what is wrong with themselves and often feeling too ashamed or guilty to seek help, offer valuable insights.(50 minutes, color)

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6-part series

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Fires of the Mind

Circuits of Fear: Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders, the most common mental illnesses in America, account for approximately one third of the nation's direct and indirect mental health costs each year. Drawing on the experiences of patients and the insights of medical professionals, this program examines panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Medications, therapies, and imaging technologies that are leading the way to total recovery for people with anxiety disorders are spotlighted. (52 minutes, color)

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Body Doubles: The Twin Experience

The study of twins is vital to research in biology and psychology. Twins separated at birth and later reunited are often quite similar. This similarity begs the notion that personality is formed by experience, and suggests that personality is genetically predetermined. This brilliant HBO documentary--with powerful interviews with numerous twins, including those conjoined, and a history of twin research from Josef Mengele to the University of Minnesota Twin Research Center--offers vehement arguments for and against this idea. (51 minutes, color)

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2-part series

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Eating disorders are not about the desire to be thin. Eating disorders are severe psychological illnesses that usually take years to overcome and can be accompanied by devastating and sometimes deadly physical side effects. In this powerful program, four young women and men from a variety of ethnic backgrounds share their stories of the physical pain and emotional torment caused by eating disorders. Medical, psychological, and nutritional experts explain the types of eating disorders, their causes, and who is most at risk, as well as the latest treatment options. A Cambridge Educational Production. (30 minutes, color)

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Dark Voices: Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a neurological brain disorder that affects 2.2 million Americans today. This program seeks to understand how schizophrenia touches the lives of patients and their family members while examining the disease's etiology and pathology. Although there is currently no cure, schizophrenia is a highly manageable disorder--in fact, its treatment success rate is comparable to the success rate associated with heart disease. (52 minutes, color)

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The Invisible Wall: Autism

This program delves into the physiology of autism, a pervasive developmental disorder of the brain that can cause severe deficits in the areas of cognition, communication, socialization, and play. Computer animation reveals the impact of autism on the language center and other parts of the brain, while case studies demonstrate interventions being used to help people with autism live fuller lives. Interviews with Ivar Lovaas, Temple Grandin, and a variety of therapists are featured. (52 minutes, color)

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Handling Stress: Today and Tomorrow

This program helps students identify circumstances that can be stressful, and provides ways to manage the pressure. It also explains how to handle tension by channeling the energy to positive feelings, and how individuals can accomplish goals rather than waste time worrying about failures. By learning to put events into perspective, students gain a vital tool that will help them manage stress throughout their lives. A Cambridge Educational Production. (30 minutes, color)

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Flight from Despair: Depression and Mania

Approximately 20 million Americans are currently grappling with mood disorders, devastating mental illnesses that force people's feelings to the extremes of the emotion spectrum. In this program, patients and those who are closest to them relate compelling stories of life with depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood-related conditions. Pharmacological advances that are helping to manage these diseases and improve patient quality of life are addressed. (52 minutes, color)

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The Multiple Personality Puzzle

Few phenomena have polarized the psychotherapy profession like multiple personality disorder. This program examines the history of this controversial condition, as proponents and critics alike address topics including brain anatomy, dissociation, coercion, memory implantation, allegations of satanic ritual abuse, and Sybil--both the movie and the person. In addition, Paul McHugh, of Johns Hopkins University; James Chu, of Harvard Medical School; psychiatrists Colin Ross and Herbert Spiegel; social psychologist Richard Ofshe; and others square off on the subject of whether MPD is really a socially created artifact--and if so, is therapy the cause? A Discovery Channel Production. (51 minutes, color)

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Asylum: A History of the Mental Institution in America

This classic, award-winning program brings to light the complex and controversial history of the mental institution in the U.S. through a detailed study of St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. It also debates whether deinstitutionalization has proved an overall failure, leaving more patients homeless than are mainstreamed into society, and if the time has come to reintroduce the asylum as a place of therapy and benign confinement. Rare archival footage, interviews with former patients, and insights from mental health historians David Rothman, of Columbia University, and Gerald Grob, of Rutgers University, make this a documentary not to be missed. (60 minutes, color)

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Animated Neuroscience and the Action of Nicotine, Cocaine, and Marijuana in the Brain

Using sophisticated 3-D animation, this program, divided into two parts, takes viewers on a journey deep into the brain to study the effects of the three substances. The first part illustrates the major functions of the brain and shows how its principal cells, the neurons, communicate with each other through electrical and chemical signals. In the second part, animated molecules of nicotine, cocaine, and marijuana travel a route from the external environment through the body to the brain, where viewers learn about the cellular targets of these drugs, and how each drug interacts with them and subsequently affects the body. Images of actual neurons used in the animations create a realistic effect that helps viewers understand the concepts presented. (25 minutes, color)

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The Science of Stress

What is stress and what does it do to us? This program explores the links between stress and illness by staging a day in the life of a lawyer. An endocrinologist, a perinatal psychobiologist, an occupational psychologist, and two psychiatrists observe and comment on his stress factors and the way he handles them. The experts discuss how the "fight or flight response," a result of adrenalin and cortisol secretion triggered by stress, might be appropriate for fleeing from lions but is not a useful reaction in the office and can be detrimental over time. Type A and B personalities are explained, as well as how the ability to manage stress may be determined before birth. A Discovery Channel Production. (50 minutes, color)

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Teen Suicide

Teenagers have more stress in their lives than ever before. This program examines the many reasons why teens consider, attempt, or commit suicide and stresses specific measures to help prevent viewers or someone they know from becoming a suicide statistic. Viewers learn how to recognize the warning signs in friends or relatives, how to help, and where to go for assistance. Those who may be contemplating suicide discover that they are not alone in their problems. A Cambridge Educational Production. (35 minutes, color) .

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Understanding Schizophrenia, Depression, and Addiction

These programs examine research about the physiological, psychological, sociological, and cultural aspects of these disorders and their treatments. Each program highlights real people with these illnesses and their treatments and features leading experts in each field. The goal of these programs is to explain what we do and do not know about each of these conditions, as well as to destigmatize the disorders by presenting them in the context of the same research process that is applied to all medical disorders. Schizophrenia

This program explains what we do and don't know about schizophrenia. The program profiles an individual with schizophrenia and explains how the disease has affected his life and his family's and how they are coping with it. (20 minutes, color)

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Sexual Stereotypes in Media: Superman and the Bride

This program explores the history of sexual stereotypes as presented in the media. Film clips, television advertisements and sitcoms, and so-called documentaries from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s show men as domineering masters, and women as their doting subordinates. As a classroom teaching tool, the program encourages discussions regarding the media's continuing role in reinforcing sexual stereotypes, as well as the ongoing sexual biases that nurture them. (37 minutes, color)

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Scientific Method

This program examines the basic elements of the scientific method: defining and researching the problem, forming a hypothesis, gathering information through experimentation and observation, analyzing the data, forming a conclusion, and communicating the results. Practical applications of the scientific method, such as testing new medicines and analyzing the performance of sporting goods, are included as well. A Cambridge Educational Production. (25 minutes, color)

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This program focuses on depression, explaining medications and psychosocial therapies that can help to eliminate the symptoms of the disease. The program profiles a woman with clinical depression and examines how her life and that of her family have been affected by the disease. (21 minutes, color)

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Understanding Sleep

For an activity that accounts for a third of one's life, sleep has always been a mystery. Shot in part on the road with the often sleepdeprived White House press corps, this program illuminates the integral role proper rest plays in our everyday--and "every night"-- lives. Experts discuss such topics as internal clocks, circadian rhythms, dreams, insomnia, and the effects of caffeine and sleeping pills. The program points out the alarming fact that in our 24-hour culture, where sleep has become the lowest priority, 62 percent of Americans have sleeping disorders. A Discovery Channel Production. (51 minutes, color)

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This program explains why people become addicted, what puts them at risk, and what the best treatments may be. The program profiles an individual who was an alcoholic and has gone through the process of recovery. (23 minutes, color)

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3-part series

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Why Use Statistics?

Handling Variability

This program examines the measurement of blood pressure to introduce the idea that multiple measurements may produce very variable results. The idea that measurement "errors," together with fluctuations in the parameters being measured, create variability is followed by an explanation of both Systematic and Random Error and the recognition of the need for statistical techniques to handle this variability in order to allow inferences to be drawn and decisions made. (25 minutes, color)

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In this program, teens Logan, Howard, and Zeb openly talk about what it was like to become addicted to drugs--and what it took to get straight and stay clean. In addition, Ben Jones, president of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence­Greater Detroit Area, and experienced addiction counselors provide insights into why children and young adults turn to drugs in the first place, how drugs take control of their lives, and the short- and long-term health risks associated with drugs. On-screen lists of drug facts are also included. (22 minutes, color)

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Conflict Resolution:

Breaking the Barriers of Violence

For many teenagers, violence has become a fact of everyday life both at school and in the community. Some are harassed or bullied, while others fall victim to rape or hate crimes. This penetrating three-part series classifies the types of youth violence, explores the feelings behind the actions, and suggests preventive measures to help break the cycle of anguish and retaliation. A Cambridge Educational Production. Understanding Violence

This program defines the types of violence affecting young men and women today. Teenagers from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds openly tell their stories of how violence has impacted and reshaped their lives. Each narrative is complemented by commentary from experts who explain the roots of violent behavior--and advise on how to detect the warning signs. (29 minutes, color)

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Describing Data

Beginning with an explanation of the difference between "qualitative" and "quantitative" data, this program goes on to explain various ways of presenting data, including Dot Plots, Bar Charts, and Histograms. The program also explains Summary Measures, Characteristic Values, and how to arrive at the Mode, Median, and Mean, with a discussion of their individual drawbacks and advantages. The program goes on to discuss handling the Spread of Distribution, and explains techniques for measuring Spread, including Quartiles, Interquartile Range, and Standard Deviation, and concludes with modeling using Normal Distribution. (25 minutes, color)

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This program focuses on three teenagers--Trisha, ChiQuita, and Matt--as they candidly reflect on their first tastes of alcohol, how they got hooked on getting drunk, and how they finally summoned the strength to stop drinking. Interviews with experienced addiction counselors stress easy availability and societal acceptance of drinking as the main reasons alcohol abuse is so popular with middle school and high school students, while on-screen lists enumerate the facts of alcohol abuse. (20 minutes, color)

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In this program, teens Nate, Kay, Joy, and Tony frankly describe their experiences with tobacco. A recurring theme of their individual stories is the feeling of coolness and social acceptance that comes with smoking and dipping--a perception that the program's experienced addiction counselors are quick to deflate, while tarring the media and a permissive society as the primary forces behind tobacco's attraction. (22 minutes, color)

#KCW12047 · VHS/DVD-R · A Value of: $79.95

Using Samples

This program begins with an explanation of the difference between a Population and a Sample, and the reasons why samples are so important in estimating data relating to populations too large or too impractical to be measured in their entirety. The program emphasizes the need for random samples, explains how several random samples of the same size will vary, and then looks at ways of dealing with this variability, calculating the Standard Error of the Mean, and how to estimate the "95% Confidence Interval." (20 minutes, color)

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3-part series

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Understanding Prejudice

This program discusses the nature of prejudice and its effects on individuals and society. The focus is on the following questions: Where does prejudice come from? Why does it exist? Where are we headed as a society? Included are a historical overview of prejudice and definitions of key terms, such as discrimination and bigotry. Interviews illuminate different kinds of prejudices and stereotypes. The timely topics of multiculturalism, homosexuality, "politically correct" language, the role of the media, and religion are discussed. This is an excellent classroom tool for promoting tolerance. A Cambridge Educational Production. (47 minutes, color) .

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Being Gay: Coming Out in the 21st Century

Today, while gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders are no longer forced to hide their sexual orientation, there is still prejudice and discrimination which can make coming out a difficult decision. And there are always internal pressures as well. This program presents the accounts and stories of people who have recently taken the step of coming out. Interviewees and experts discuss the benefits of this important transition by examining the six stages of coming to terms with one's sexual identity. They look at the dangers of running away from sexual self-acceptance--such as alcoholism, drug abuse, and suicide--and how finding support greatly assists the process. A teacher's guide is included. A Cambridge Educational Production. (25 minutes, color) .

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Taking Action Against Violence

In this program, young men and women from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds reveal their experiences of violence, analyze their responses to those experiences, and come to grips with the choices they made. Experts also discuss appropriate ways of dealing with both the perpetrators and the victims of youth violence. (33 minutes, color)

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Bivariate Data: When y Depends on x

This program demonstrates how "qualitative" bivariate data can be visualized by using a modification of the simple Bar Chart. Quantitative data is dealt with by developing the Dot Plot into the Scatter Diagram, which allows any correlation to show itself in a linear relation. The program explains how this correlation can be modeled by calculating a "Line of Best Fit," how to calculate 95% Confidence Bands, and how to calculate a summary measure for any correlation called the Correlation Coefficient. (20 minutes, color)

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Preventing Violence

This program focuses on the prevention of youth violence. Expert commentary offers teenagers solid advice on recognizing the warning signs of violence, protecting themselves, and finding alternatives to violent lifestyles. In addition, stories of teen experiences supply a peer perspective on the effectiveness of violence prevention--and a forum for introspection on the lessons of violent living. (34 minutes, color)

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The Gay Gene Date Rape: Behind Closed Doors

This informative program discusses the serious consequences of rape, presents strategies for possible prevention, and offers specific advice and comfort for people who have been victimized. Rape is defined as a violent crime, and specific issues surrounding acquaintance rape are explored. Interviews with rape crisis counselors and rape victims provide insights on how to avoid being raped, and how to cope emotionally if you are raped. A Cambridge Educational Production. (39 minutes, color)

#KCW8033 · VHS/DVD-R · A Value of: $79.95

The science behind the controversial genetic research into the so-called "gay gene" is the focus of this program. A geneticist explains how the study was carried out, from initial interviews with gay men and their families, to the plotting of family trees, the extraction of DNA, and the analysis of samples in the lab. The program also considers the findings of the research: that homosexuality is, in part, genetically determined. It discusses whether these finds will advance the cause of gay rights and promote tolerance and understanding in society at large. (29 minutes, color)

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4-part series

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3-part series

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