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In God We Trust: Religion
Part of the Series: The Way We Live Series
Most religions define themselves by their respective rituals and traditions. What is remarkably consistent, however, is the role that virtually all religions play in the lives of their followers. Religion in the United States and its effect on the tapestry…
Is Ethics Based on Virtue?
Part of the Series: Examined Life Series
Is Ethics Based on Virtue? explores Aristotle's and other ancient views of virtue and the good life, as well as contemporary virtue ethics with its focus on emotions, personal relationships, character, and long-term values.
Emotion
Part of the Series: Inside Out Series
Emotions chart the landscape of life--the highs, the lows, and the periods in between. Paul Ekman, Dacher Keltner, Bob Levenson, and others pre-eminent in the field examine the distinguishing characteristics of emotion and probe such long-debated issues as: which comes…
Colors: Race and Ethnicity
Part of the Series: The Way We Live Series
For racial and ethnic minorities, the struggle for recognition and equality is nothing new. Perhaps nowhere is this more visible than in the United States. The polarizing effects of stereotyping, racial prejudice and discrimination, and its impact on generations of…
Connections: The Sociological Perspective
Part of the Series: The Way We Live Series
What is Sociology? Various perspectives are offered by leading sociologists for understanding the complex interplay of individuals, groups and relationships in society, and how they provide a context for living and a roadmap for understanding life's limitations ... and possibilities.…
The Progressive Era
Part of the Series: The Unfinished Nation Series
Causes and varieties of progressive reform efforts in late 19th and early 20th centuries. Settlement house movement. Women seeking professional status and the vote. Efforts to combat government corruption. African Americans and reform; the Temperance crusade and prohibition; immigration concerns.…
Mass Appeal: Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Part of the Series: The Way We Live Series
Social movements are not a new phenomenon. Fundamental to all social movements is the idea of collective identity. But other factors are often at play - politics, values, emotion, tactics - which often determine whether a social movement will be…
The Learning Machine: Learning
Part of the Series: Inside Out Series
With neurons in the brain continually associating one event with another, it's no wonder neuroscientist Michael Merzenich describes what's in our head as "a learning machine." This lesson delves into the multiple ways humans and animals learn, with case studies…
What Justifies The State?
Part of the Series: Examined Life Series
What Justifies the State? asks whether the state is merely an artificial arrangement we construct to make life better, as social contact theorists claim, or whether it's a natural organism through which people achieve their potential.
Rise and Fall: Population, Urbanization and Environment
Part of the Series: The Way We Live Series
This lesson reviews population, urbanization and the environment from a sociological point of view. While each of these is often analyzed separately, it is the dynamic, constantly shifting interplay among all three that is perhaps most significant. Topics covered include:…
Going to Extremes - Mood Disorders and Schizophrenia
Part of the Series: Inside Out Series
David Myers refers to depression as the "common cold of psychological disorders." This episode looks at the two major categories of mood disorders--depression and bipolar disorder--and at the cluster of psychoses known as schizophrenia. The very personal experiences of psychologists…
Race, Ethnicity and Family
Part of the Series: Our Families, Ourselves Series
This lesson explores legitimate, empirical data that suggests that there are certain patterns of behavior that can be linked to specific racial or ethnic groups, including different degrees of emphasis on religion and multi-generational solidarity, while noting that the underlying…
Moral Dilemmas…Can Ethics Help?
Part of the Series: Examined Life Series
The parents and medical staff caring for a premature baby struggling for life are faced with the decision of whether or not to continue treatment. Philosopher Immanuel Kant, whose ideas have influenced modern medical ethics, would answer such a question…
Resume Writing
Part of the Series: Business SoftSkills Series
This video introduces the six rules to resume writing. In addition, it is followed with the six steps to creating a resume that will get read. The video shows a step-by-step process to writing a resume along with case studies…
Can Rules Define Morality?
Part of the Series: Examined Life Series
Can Rules Define Morality? addresses formalist theories of ethics, particularly that of Immanuel Kant, and explores the implications of his views in relation to ethical issues.
What Is Justice?
Part of the Series: Examined Life Series
What is Justice? explores questions about distributive justice, both from a national and global perspective, and examines the views of Aristotle, Marx, Rawls and Nozick.
Remarriage and Stepfamilies
Part of the Series: Our Families, Ourselves Series
This lesson explores both the obstacles and the opportunities stepfamily members are likely to encounter. During the course of the lesson, therapists point out that while there is no template for stepfamily success, families that value kindness, compassion and maturity…
Changing Families
Part of the Series: Our Families, Ourselves Series
This lesson looks at the American family in the 21st century and the notion that there is no single, "one-size-fits-all" model of what constitutes a family. Increases in the number of woman in the paid labor force, the rise in…
Working World: The Economy and Work
Part of the Series: The Way We Live Series
It used to be that you could count on a steady job to provide a good salary, benefits and a pension. Today, we live in a rapidly changing economic and social climate that emphasizes the bottom line. What is the…
The Search for Intelligence: Intelligence
Part of the Series: Inside Out Series
What is intelligence? Can the standardized exams of today actually measure it? This lesson presents several theories of intelligence, often examined by the researchers who created them. Topics include triarchic theory, multiple intelligences, and emotional intelligence. The nature/nurture influence on…