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History of Psychology
Sensation and Perception
States of Consciousness
Memento Depicts a character who has antereograde amnesia and tries to piece back together his life for further details see this Summary
50 first dates Drew Barrymore is the main character, but since receiving a head injury in an accident a year earlier, she has suffered from short-term memory loss. Every morning she wakes up believing she's just beginning the day of her acciden5. Can use discuss the implausibility of this actually happening due to the properties of the different types of memory and you could compare the differences and similarities of the characters 10 second Sam and H.M.
Intelligence and Cognition
Life Span Development
Documentary: A Century for Living HBO- Details the life-spans of individuals.
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I show clips from a show that was on the Discovery Channel a few years ago about feral children. The show was called "Wild Child: The Story of Feral Children." This show has a nice recreation of Victor the wild child referred to in may developmental textbooks. It also has segment on Genie and a few other modern cases. After viewing a few of the clips, students and I engage in a discussion about nature vs. nuture and other relevant topics (e.g., research design, research ethics) typically found in the first chapter of a development text. Students seem to really enjoy this activity because many of them have never heard of feral children and find the topic interesting.
Gender and Sexuality
submitted by Wendi Born- Baker University
abortion history & law http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/clinic/view/
Motivation and Emotion
http://faculty.dwc.edu/nicosia/moviesandmentalillnessfilmography.htm Movies and Mental Illness Filmography- This site has movies on virtually every one of the commonly discussed abnormal behaviors. The list is broken down by disorder and is quite long.
A Beautiful Mind Viewers watch as a man and his wife wrestle with symptoms of schizophrenia.
Review from Amazon.com John Nash (Crowe) is a brilliant mathematician who makes an amazing breakthrough in his field while a student at Princeton. After graduating, he teaches at M.I.T. while working for the federal government as a code-breaker. He begins a relationship with a graduate student (Jennifer Connelly) and soon they are married and settle into a quiet domestic life. However, Nash soon starts to see patterns and associations of information everywhere and it is soon discovered that he is suffering from schizophrenia. Serious questions as to his perceptions of the real world, both in the past and in the present, must now be confronted.-
12 Angry Men Can be used for attitude change, racism, group behavior etc. This is a description taken from Borders review The film has instructional value as a study of the inherent strengths and weaknesses of the jury system, but its real value is how it allows each member of the cultural mosaic of a jury to develop into distinct, damaged, and interesting characters. In a well-crafted metaphor for the broader outline of society, the jury members must confront their prejudices in order to see that justice prevails.