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Addiction Studies Research Guide (George Stoupas, Lake Worth): Watch Films on Demand

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A sampling of related films is listed below:

  • Great Thinkers: Human, All Too Human  Icon
    Description: With its images of violence, war, and radically foreign cultures, the stark realities presented by the new medium of television made an impression on those who studied the mind and behavior, causing them to reexamine the very essence of what it means to be human. This program features archival footage of the 20th century’s most influential social scientists as they strive to define human nature: Carl Jung discusses individuation, Stanley Milgram explains his famous obedience experiment, R. D. Laing lectures on mental illness, Margaret Mead questions Western sexual mores, and Richard Dawkins casts “the selfish gene” in a more positive light. Also featured are Sigmund Freud, Benjamin Spock, B. F. Skinner, Desmond Morris, and Jane Goodall. Produced by the Open University. Part of the series Great Thinkers: In Their Own Words. (60 minutes)
  • Perspectives on Psychology  Icon
    Description: Better self-control begins with an understanding of the psychological factors that affect behavior. Section one of this program focuses on the influence of brain structure, brain chemistry, and genetics on behavior; section two illustrates key concepts of psychoanalytic theory; and section three distinguishes between classical and operant conditioning. Strengths and limitations of the biological, psychodynamic, and behaviorist perspectives are addressed as well. The program concludes by considering the issue of determinism and free will. A part of the series Understanding Psychology. (41 minutes)
  • Classical and Operant Conditioning  Icon
    Description: 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)