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Filmography - Psychology: I - Z

Titles on DVD and streaming video as of August 2013

Filmography - Psychology

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of August 2013

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentications by AUID#.

This is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible.  All DVDs listed below are located in Media Services on the Lower Level of Bender Library. To search the library’s complete videos holdings on prison topics (including VHS tapes) search the library catalog at: http://www.american.edu/library/mediaservices/index.cfm

For additional streaming videos on psychotherapy, see the PsycTHERAPY database -
(http://proxyau.wrlc.org/login?url=http://psyctherapy.apa.org/)
which features over 300 videos of actual psychology therapy sessions.

 

 

In the land of the giants Life's lessons . 2006.  Childhood: Childhood (Ambrose Video Publishing).  1 videodisc (114 min.). In the land of the giants: Features three- to five-year-olds learning social and psychological intricacies of family life. The families in this cross-cultural study teach their children how to view and cope with the wider world as they interact with it at day care and school. Shows varying models of behavior and codes of discipline to mold children in their culture's proper social image. Discusses jealousy, punishment, gender task assignments, and the importance of birth order to children. Life's lessons: Demonstrates the shift toward new abilities and behaviors of five to seven year olds, as children enter into a distinctive stage of development called middle childhood. Includes sequences showing the first day of school in several countries. Shows how such milestones are recognized by different cultures.  DVD 3773

Incredible human machine. 2007.  1 videodisc (96 min.). Brilliantly designed and marvelous in its mechanics, the human body is incredible. With stunning footage and powerful first hand accounts, take a fantastic journey through an ordinary day in the life of the human body. Witness striking feats of medical advancement, from glimpses of open-brain surgery to real-time views of Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler's vocal chords. Meet athletes and other unique people who push the human body to its ultimate limits. Take an exhilarating tour of the human body, from the inside out, to reveal the miraculous everyday workings of the incredible human machine. Features cutting-edge medical technology and groundbreaking CGI views. An update to the 1975 documentary.  DVD 4660 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=12588611

Inferential statistics. 2006.  Research methods in the social sciences.  1 videodisc (36 min.). Uses psychology research questions to explore research methods for the social sciences. Demonstrates the significance of probability theory and the importance of using the correct test to analyze research data through magic- and circus-related examples. Guides viewers through the need to make probability statements and uses juggling skills to explore choice of test. Explores setting significance levels, tests of difference, the sign test, degrees of freedom, Yates correction, expected frequencies, parametric tests, and plastic interval scales. DVD 4433 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=12587007

Introduction to designing experiments. 2006.  Research methods in the social sciences.  1 videodisc (23 min.). Uses psychology research questions to explore research methods for the social sciences. Shows what happens when Adam, a psychology student, uses a flawed plan to test his theory that people with less hair will choose a very hairy dog to compensate. Contrasts this with a second test involving better preparation and more rigorous analysis. Illustrates concepts that are central to the scientific method, including null, alternative, and two-tailed hypotheses, field and lab settings, sampling, primacy and recency effects, constant and random errors, and other testing principles.  DVD 4431 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=12587005

It's a girl's world a documentary about social bullying. 2004.  1 videodisc (149 min.). An inside look at the tumultuous relationships of a clique of popular 10-year-old girls. Playground bullying captured on camera shows a picture of how these girls use their closest friendships to hurt each other - with shunning, whispering and mean looks - to win social power in the group. Also looks at the tragic story of a 14-year-old girl who killed herself after enduring months of rumours and verbal threats.  DVD 1034

John Dewey his life and work. 2001.  Giants of psychology.  1 videodisc (41 min.). Overview of the life and work of the philosopher John Dewey, with emphasis on his analysis of human learning and writings on democracy.  DVD 9977 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=12257304

Koko, a talking gorilla. 1978.  Criterion collection: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs).  1 videodisc (81 min.). Koko, a six-year-old gorilla, is the subject of a controversial Stanford University research project conducted by Penny Patterson. A perceptive simian who communicates with humans via sign language, Koko knows more than 300 signs and can combine them to make new hybrid descriptions. Director Schroeder and cinematographer Almendros present a visual argument exposing the contradictions that arise when scientific experiments are used to graph human behavior onto animals.  DVD 2596

Louder than words. Love's labors. 2006.  Childhood: Childhood (Ambrose Video Publishing).  1 videodisc (114 min.). Louder than words: This program explores how parents' expectations and actions come to shape a child's character and behavior. Shows how the roots of future personality are present from birth, and how shyness and sociability have a distinct biological component. Love's labors: Presents an exploration of the period between six months and three years, when children mature rapidly in brain and body--including improved coordination, increased mobility, the acquisition of language, and an emerging sense of self. DVD 3772 

Making sense of sensory information. 2007.  Neuroscience series: Neuroscience series (San Luis Obispo, Calif.).  1 videodisc (37 min.). "This film explores the challenge of explaining visual perception. The production includes an overview of the human visual system, illustrated with animated graphics and live action footage and describes, using engaging "optical illusions," the profound technical and philosophical challenges scientists face in attempting to explain perception. The film ends with a thought-provoking discussion of the essential role of human experience in determining what we perceive.."--Container.  DVD 3282 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=12589595

Maria Montessori her life and legacy. 2004.  Giants series: Giants series (Davidson Films).  1 videodisc (35 min.). "Born more than 25 years before Piaget or Vygotsky, Maria Montessori understood the constructivistic nature of all learning. As she observed children building their understanding of the world, she developed materials and approaches to education that are now used, in part, in most early childhood classrooms across the world. She realized the tremendous power of intrinsic motivation and sought to capitalize upon it, especially for children between the ages of three and six. Montessori's conception of the changing roles the classroom environment and teacher should play for students of various ages is presented with carefully shot footage of toddler, preschool, elementary school and secondary classes at work in accredited Montessori schools. Students will also learn of Dr. Montessori's own dramatic life through archival visuals and will be challenged to think about what they think are the components of exemplary educational practice." --from www.davidsonfilms.com.  DVD 9978 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=12257314

Memory and amnesia. 2008.  Brain: Brain teaching modules series: Brain: Brain teaching modules series.  1 videodisc (180 min.). Developed from the original series The Brain, these flexible resources offer extensive footage and research into the inner workings of this amazing human organ, including findings on Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, autism, Parkinson's disease, and many other topics. The modules are appropriate for use in general and advanced courses in psychology, abnormal and physiological psychology, neuropsychology, and occupational therapy. This disc includes modules on The Locus of Learning and Memory , Learning As Synaptic Change, Living With Amnesia: The Hippocampus and Memory, Alzheimer's Disease, A Super-Memorist Advises on Study Strategies, Emotions, Stress, and Health, Stress: Locus of Control and Predictability, Multiple Personality, Aggression, Violence, and the Brain, and Frontal Lobes and Behavior: The Story of Phineas Gage.  DVD 7762

The mind awake and asleep. 2001.  Discovering psychology.  1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.). Part of a 26-part introductory course in psychology that offers an overview of historic and current theories of human behavior and features demonstrations, classic experiments and simulations. Program 13 explores the nature of sleeping, dreaming, and altered states of consciousness. Also looks at how consciousness lets us interpret, analyze, and direct our behavior in adaptive, flexible ways. Program 14 examines how events and experiences of the subconscious affect moods, actions, and health. Includes case studies of repression, discovered and false memory syndromes, multiple personality, split-brain patients and demonstrations of hypnosis.  Program 15 explores how psychologists systematically study the origins of self-identity and self-esteem, the social determinants of self-conceptions and society's role in shaping our ideas of who we really are. Also examines the emotional and motivational consequences of beliefs about oneself. Program 16 defines intelligence and how it is measured. Explores the field of psychological assessment--the efforts to assign values to different abilities, behaviors, and personalities.  DVD 5994 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=7676209

Mind of a serial killer. 2004.  1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.). This episode of Nova profiles the profilers, the FBI agents who track the most elusive killers. DVD 4223

Mindful therapy. 2007.  American Psychological Association series 6-Spirituality: APA psychotherapy series 6.  1 videodisc (100 min.).  A spiritual approach to treating patients with addiction problems.  DVD 3615

Musical minds with Dr. Oliver Sacks. 2009.  1 videodisc (56 min.). Can the power of music make the brain come alive? Dr. Oliver Sacks, author of Musicophilia: tales of music and the brain, is involved with this study as NOVA follows four individuals: Matt Giordano (United States), Derek Paravicini (England), Anne Barker (Ireland), and Tony Cicoria (United States) to investigate music's strange, surprising, and still unexplained power over the human mind. While these extraordinary stories offer examples of music's unquestionable power over the mind, scientists have yet to fully understand what happens in the brain as we experience music. In an effort to unravel the mystery, NOVA puts Sacks himself into a functional MRI machine for two experiments. DVD 6287 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=12589884 

My father my brother & me. 2009.  1 videodisc (60 min.). In 2004, journalist Dave Iverson received the same news that had been delivered to his father and older brother years earlier: he had Parkinson's disease. Iverson sets off on a personal journey to explore the scientific, ethical, and political debate that surrounds Parkinson's.  DVD 5564 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=7593888

The nature of human nature. 1995.  The Human quest.  1 videodisc (57 min.). Introduces the "second Darwinian revolution," a new understanding of the evolution of the human brain.  Discusses the concept of a universal human nature that is the product of natural selection.  DVD 9607 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=12971993

Obedience. 1965.  1 videodisc (45 min.). Presents an experiment on obedience to authority conducted by Dr. Stanley Milgram in May 1962 at Yale University. Describes both obedient and defiant reactions of subjects who are instructed to administer electric shocks of increasing severity to another person. DVD 5888 

Obeying or resisting authority a psychological retrospective. 2007.  1 videodisc (36 min.). Echoing the infamous Milgram experiment from the 1960s, this ABC News program sets up a psychological test in which an authority figure urges men and women to inflict pain. Test administrator and social psychologist Dr. Jerry Burger interprets the disturbing findings. The program also analyzes the 1971 Stanford prison experiment as well as the 2004 hoax in which a McDonald's manager and her fiancé--directed by a caller impersonating a police officer-- strip-searched and abused an employee. Original footage from all of these occurrences is included, along with present-day commentary from Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who designed the Stanford test. Finally, the program explores the ethics of using human participants in psychological tests.  DVD 5046 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=12587414

Obsessive-compulsive behavior. 2007.  APA psychotherapy series II : specific treatment for specific populations: APA psychotherapy series II.  1 videodisc (100 min.). "Dr. Martin M. Antony demonstrates his approach to working with this common problem. Dr. Antony works within a cognitive-behavioral framework, which includes an exploration of the triggers that bring on the client's anxiety, prolonged exposure to these cues, and prevention of the client's compulsive behavior. The client is taught strategies for coping with anxiety that arises during the course of the practice. In this session, Dr. Antony works with a woman in her 30's who exhibits compulsive behavior surrounding counting and order."--APA website (www.apa.org).  DVD 3614

Organising quantitative data. 2006.  Research methods in the social sciences.  1 videodisc (37 min.). Uses psychology research questions to explore research methods for the social sciences. Focuses on effective ways to understand and organize data with descriptive statistics, using the example of data collected from studies of young music students. Helps viewers sort through the basic data interpretation concepts of measures of central tendency, levels of measurement, measures of dispersion, and graphs. Covers a wide range of organization principles, including mode, median, and mean, discrete and continuous data, nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio data, standard deviation, and normal distribution.  DVD 4432

Origins of human aggression the other story. 2005.  1 videodisc (50 min). "Is human aggression a result of nature or nuture? Featuring interviews with international experts from different research areas, including a Nobel prize winner, and startlingly illuminating footage of children acting out their aggressive impulses, this document examines the complex interactions of factors that affects the socialization of human agressive behaviour. 'The Origins of Human Aggression' discusses the biological, environmental and psychological reasons behind human violence and provides guidelines on dealing with its prevention." -- from container.  DVD 1214

Out of control, spreading menace & teen dreams. 2003.  Body story.  1 videodisc. Follows different groups of people to reveal what goes on inside their bodies as they react to events such as puberty, allergies, motor development, food poisoning, etc.  DVD 2028

Out of the mouths of babes the acquisition of language. 2004  The nature of things.  1 videodisc (28 min.). Peter and Jill de Villiers of Harvard University, researchers in language acquisition, provide a clear and informative description of the child's linguistic development.  DVD 4067

Past, present, and promise. 2001.  Discovering psychology.  1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.). Part of a 26-part introductory course in psychology that offers an overview of historic and current theories of human behavior and features demonstrations, classic experiments and simulations. Program 1 examines human nature and describes psychology as the science that stands at the cross roads of philosophy, anthropology, biochemistry, and artificial intelligence. Program 2 deals with the scientific method as applied to psychological research and the ways in which data are collected and analyzed. The value of critical thinking in interpreting research findings is highlighted. Program 3 deals with the brain's structures, its biochemical reactions, and how these two affect behavior: how nervous neurons function, how information is collected and transmitted, and how chemical reactions can determine thoughts, feelings, and actions. Program 4 attempts to explain how the brain controls behavior and the role played by the environment.  Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=449048

Play therapy with a 6-year-old. 1994.  APA psychotherapy videotape series II.  1 videodisc (100 min.). The APA Psychotherapy Videotape Series II presents distinguished psychotherapists of different theoretical orientations demonstrating specific treatments for specific problems and populations.  Designed for clinical training as well as for continuing education, the videotapes show spontaneous and unscripted sessions, typically representing the third or fourth session in an ongoing course of     psychotherapy and typically lasting 40 to 50 minutes. The clients are portrayed by professional  actors on the basis of real case material. In the videotape "Play therapy with young child", Dr. Jane Annunziata is the therapist.  DVD 5940

Prescriptive eclectic therapy. 1994.  APA psychotherapy videotape series 1: Systems of psychotherapy.  1 videodisc (47 min.). John C. Norcross demonstrates this adaptable, client-focused approach to psychotherapy. This approach tailors the therapy on the basis of each client's unique needs and situation by drawing on the most effective and applicable techniques from eclectic theoretical camps. In this session, Dr. Norcross works with a 33-year-old man whose substance use and marital infidelity have resulted in problems with his realtionships and career.  DVD 5936

Process experiential psychotherapy an emotion-focused approach. 2007  APA psychotherapy series I : systems of psychotherapy: APA psychotherapy series.  1 videodisc (58 min.). Leslie S. Greenberg conducts a mock therapy session relying on the use of process experiential psychotherapy, an approach that relies on the provision of a genuine and empathic relationship between the therapist and client.  DVD 5937

Psychological disorders. 2008.  Brain teaching modules series: Brain teaching modules series.  1 videodisc (180 min.). Developed from the original series The Brain, these flexible resources offer extensive footage and research into the inner workings of this amazing human organ, including findings on Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, autism, Parkinson's disease, and many other topics. The modules are appropriate for use in general and advanced courses in psychology, abnormal and physiological psychology, neuropsychology, and occupational therapy. This disc includes modules on Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Schizophrenia: Etiology, Schizophrenia: Pharmacological Treatment, Autism, Understanding the Brain Through Epilepsy, Brain Transplants in Parkinson's Patients, and Neurorehabilitation.  DVD 7763

Psychopathology. 2001.  Discovering psychology.  1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.). Part of a 26-part introductory course in psychology that offers an overview of historic and current theories of human behavior and features demonstrations, classic experiments and simulations. Program 21 defines and explores schizophrenia, phobias, and affective disorders. Also includes discussions with clinical psychologists who examine various factors that can lead to mental and behavioral disorders. Program 22 describes how theory, research, and practice come together in the treatment of psychological disorders. Also discusses how attitudes toward the mentally ill have been influenced by historical, cultural, and social forces. Program 23 discusses recent research that is reexamining the relationship between mind and body and is leading to a new bio-psycho-social model to replace the traditional biomedical model. Focuses on the work of health psychologists studying social and environmental conditions that put people at risk for physical and psychological disorders. Program 24 examines how psychological research is applied to practical situations.  Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=448858

Psychotherapy of children with conduct disorders using games and stories. 1996.  APA psychotherapy videotape series: Series II, Specific treatments for specific populations: APA psychotherapy series II--Specific treatments for specific populations.  1 videodisc (40 min.). Psychotherapist Richard A. Gardner demonstrates his approach to working with children who present with conduct disorders, working with a 12-year old girl who refuses to interact with him but through playing a therapeutic board game called "The Talking, Feeling, and Doing Game" shows increased willingness to disclose her feelings. "This DVD features a client portrayed by an actor on the basis of actual case material."--container.  DVD 5941

The question of God Sigmund Freud & C.S. Lewis. 2004.  1 videodisc (ca. 225 min.). Illustrates the lives and insights of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis through dramatic storytelling and visual recreations, as well as interviews with biographers and historians. Interspersed throughout the film are discussions among a group of seven participants, moderated by Dr. Armand Nicholi, where Freud and Lewis are brought together in a great debate.  DVD 2128

Quiet rage the Stanford prison experiment. 2004.  1 videodisc (50 min.). Discusses a prison simulation experiment conducted in 1971 with students at Stanford University and considers the causes and effects that make prisons such an emotional issue. Documentary includes new film, flashback editing, and follow-ups 20-years later, revealing the chronology of the transition of good into evil, of normal into the abnormal. Also includes 70 image slide show of archival photographs from the study.  DVD 5025

Race: the power of an illusion. 2003.  1 video file (56 min.). A three part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode one follows students who sequence and compare their own DNA looking for a "race marker." It also looks at the history of racism in the U.S., the advent of stereotypes based on physical attributes attributed to races and somatotypes with particular reference to African Americans.  DVD 10988 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=8944248

Raising Adam Lanza. 2013.  1 videodisc (approx. 60 min.). Profiles Adam Lanza, the young man responsible for the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012. Two reporters from the Hartford Courant interview various acquaintances of Lanza's to gain insight into the causes of the tragedy. Includes an additional segment in which U.S. gun laws are discussed, using the Newtown massacre as a focal point.  HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 10428

Remembering and forgetting. 2001.  Discovering psychology.  1 videodisc (ca.120 min.). Part of a 26-part introductory course in psychology that offers an overview of historic and current theories of human behavior and features demonstrations, classic experiments and simulations. Program 9 looks at the complex process of memory. Examines how experiences are translated into codes in the memory, why we forget, and how memory can be improved. Program 10 examines the cognitive processes of reasoning, planning, and problem solving. Program 11 explains the decision-making processes and human intuition and how and why people make good and bad decisions. Also explores the psychology of risk taking and negotiation. Program 12 examines biological and psychological aspects of motivation and emotion as seen in studies of sexual behavior and the power of optimistic beliefs.  DVD 5993 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=7676208

Research methods in the social sciences. 2005.  4 videodiscs (142 min.). Introduction to designing experiments -- Organizing quantitative data -- Inferntial statistics -- Exploring qualitative methods. Using psychology as its primary medium, this four-part series thoroughly explores qualitative and quantitative research methods used in a wide range of disciplines. Hosted and narrated by students, each program demonstrates the ins and outs of testing hypotheses, preparing experiments, and analyzing data while improving knowledge of terms and concepts essential to examination boards.  DVD 4431-4434 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=12587005

The secret life of the brain. 2001.  3 videodiscs (300 min.). This series explores the startling new map of the brain that has emerged from the past decade of neuroscience and shares a revelatory view of this most complicated organ, which now contradicts much of what we previously believed. Narrated by actress Blair Brown, the series tells stories through a mix of personal histories, expert commentary and cutting-edge animation. Viewers will not only learn startling new truths about the brain, they will voyage inside it. DVD 7232 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=12591946

Sex and gender. 2001.  Discovering psychology.  1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.). Part of a 26-part introductory course in psychology that offers an overview of historic and current theories of human behavior and features demonstrations, classic experiments and simulations. Program 17 questions whether men and women are psychologically different or if they are similar in some ways. Also examines how sex roles reflect social values. Program 18 looks at physical and psychological aging and shows how society reacts to the last stages of life. Program 19 examines how other people and subtle situational forces can manipulate beliefs and behavior. Also examines how social psychologists interpret human behavior within its broader social context. Program 20 looks at how mental processes color our interpretations of reality. Demonstrates how understanding the psychological processes that govern our behavior may help us to become more empathetic and independent members of society.  DVD 5995 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=7676210

Sexual dependency. 2004.  1 videodisc (110 min.). Five teenagers from the United States and Bolivia, with nothing in common except the desire to experience true intimacy, fall victim to their own sexual dependencies, self-perceptions and illusions. The teenagers deal with issues such as femininity, masculinity, virginity, rape and sexuality, and each teen will struggle to make sense of their own identity, reaching for ideals that represent everything they feel they are supposed to be, but are not.  HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 1010

The shape of life. 2002.  1 videodisc (106 min.). Episode 3, The first hunter. Scientists discuss the theory that a flatworm-like animal was the first creature to develop a head, brain, paired senses, and a tail, and it was the first to move forward and thus the first to hunt for food and mates. Episode 4, Explosion of life. Examines the Cambrian period, during which life evolved at an explosive rate. By the end of the Cambrian period, all of the eight major animal body plans that exist today (along with 27 minor ones) had emerged; no new body plans have developed since. Focuses on the Annelids. Episodes three and four of an eight part series.  DVD 4171-4174

She said, he said. 1992.  1 videodisc (60 min.). Deborah Tannen talks with Steve Roberts about the difference in communication styles between women and men.  Covers feelings of intimacy versus independence, talking about troubles versus discussing solutions, lecturing versus listening, gossip, and body language.  DVD 9456

Short-term dynamic therapy. 1994.  American Psychological Association series I. Systems of psychotherapy: APA psychotherapy series.  1 videodisc (100 min.). Donald K. Freedheim conducts a mock therapy session utilizing short-term dynamic therapy (STDT).  The purpose of STDT is to help the patient acquire insight into the role of life events and ongoing experiences that contribute to the presenting problems.  DVD 5938

The story of Lucy. 1994.  In search of human origins.  1 videodisc (55 min.). In 1974 Don Johanson unearthed Lucy, at almost 3 million years of age, our oldest human ancestor. Lucy's tiny three-and-a-half-foot skeleton set the world of paleoanthropology on its ear. Lucy walked upright and provided evidence that a larger brain was the key difference between early man and the ape. In this film Johanson recounts his discovery of Lucy as he returns to the site of his find in Ethiopia and expounds upon the important information it still continues to generate.  DVD 9551

Stress portrait of a killer. 2008.  National Geographic special: National Geographic Society special.  1 videodisc (56 min.). Stanford University neurobiologist, Robert Sapolsky, has been advancing our understanding of stress - how it impacts our bodies and how our social standing can make us more or less susceptible. Research reveals that the impact of stress can be found deep within us, shrinking our brains, adding fat to our bellies, even unraveling our chromosomes. Yet understanding how stress works can help us figure out a ways to combat it and how to live a life free of the tyranny of this contemporary plague. DVD 8015 and Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=12588977 

Three approaches to psychotherapy with a female client the next generation. 2012 .  1 videodisc (283 min., 38 sec.). Illustrates three types of psychotherapy using the same patient. Each therapist describes his style of therapy and includes actual interviews of therapy sessions. Also includes discussion with therapists at the end of film.  DVD 9777

Triumph of life. 2006.  2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.). Combines dramatic storytelling with powerful, ground-breaking scientific ideas in a sweeping story about survival and the survivors-the winners, for the moment at least, in an eternal battle. DVD 2556

War in the mind. 2011.  1 streaming video file (64 min.). It's called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: the unending echo of battle etched in the brain may affect up to 15% of soldiers by some estimates. It can destroy families, and can leave its sufferers unable to work, addiction addled and changed. All the soldiers who bravely speak out in this film are doing so because they want us to understand what they endure. They also want to reach out to others who are suffering in silence, and may feel the only way of ending their pain is ending their lives... War in the Mind also investigates the issue of soldier suicide. Statistics from past and present wars tell the sad story of the magnitude of this problem. Families who have felt invisible, their sons' stories unacknowledged,  tell of the impact of their loss. Yet this film also discovers that with effective treatment suicide can be prevented.  Streaming video.
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=12344483

Warrendale. 2010.  Eclipse. Series 24, The actuality dramas of Allan King: Eclipse (Criterion Collection (Firm)): Eclipse series.  1 videodisc (101 min.). Examines the lives of residents and staff at an experimental residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed youth in Toronto. Shows the special treatment devised for the children by the director, Dr. John Brown.  HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 9886