The Essential Blue Eyed

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Blue Eyed
In Blue Eyed we meet a group of 40 teachers, policemen, school administrators and social workers in/from Kansas City - Blacks, Hispanics, Whites, men and women. The "blue eyed" participants are confronted with pseudo-scientific explanations of their inferiority, culturally biased IQ tests and discrimination. Within a few hours under Elliott's…
The Birth of Psychology
Episode 16 of Redefining Reality
The quest to understand human behavior inspired researchers to study the mind. Investigate the theories of Sigmund Freud, who gave the world a new vocabulary, including concepts like ego, id, and superego. Learn how Freud's legacy has been especially enduring in the horror film genre.
The Rediscovery of the Mind
Episode 18 of Redefining Reality
The Holocaust raised troubling questions about the mind and its relation to authority. Examine three landmark experiments that tested the limits of human autonomy and came to shocking conclusions: Solomon Asch's group think study, Stanley Milgram's obedience study, and Philip Zimbardo's Stanford prison study.
The Caring Brain
Episode 19 of Redefining Reality
Freudian psychology sees mothers as the wellspring of neuroses. Contrast this view with Harry Harlow's groundbreaking studies of maternal caregiving and Carol Gilligan's theory of differing moral development in females and males. Close with a powerful precursor to Gilligan's ideas: Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.
Evolutionary Psychology
Episode 21 of Redefining Reality
If the human brain is the result of evolutionary processes, then many shared psychological traits must have adaptive advantages. Explore this intriguing view, known as evolutionary psychology. See how it can be illustrated by a simple logic problem, which perplexes most people until they tap into their innate skill for…
How the Mind Works with Steven Pinker
First, Steven Pinker illuminated the human Language Instinct with unprecedented wit and wisdom. Now, he takes you on an intellectual journey to the core of How the Mind Works. Pinker presents his definitive treatise on what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think,…
Understanding with Howard Gardner
Howard Gardner argues that a principle goal of developing the human mind must be "disciplinary with memorization. At the same time, he illustrates how intuitive theories of the "unschooled mind" make disciplinary understanding both counter-intuitive and difficult to develop--from the sciences and math, to the arts and humanities. Moving toward…
Five Minds for the Future with Howard Gardner
Four megatrends are changing our world and the nature of learning. Globalization interconnects every aspect of our lives. The biological revolution in brain science and genomics is teach and learn. From Wikipedia and social media to online education, the technological revolution poses new questions about how much education should take…
MI: Millennium. - Multiple Intelligences for the New Millennium with Howard Gardner
New dimensions: First, Howard Gardner revolutionized how we think about "intelligence" and "understanding." Now, with MI:MILLENNIUM, Gardner expands, and builds upon the foundations of MI theory--bringing twenty years of research, and the history of "intelligence" theory into a timely new focus. In this dynamic presentation for the classroom, Gardner reveals…
Flow: Psychology, Creativity, & Optimal Experience - with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
For more than 30 years, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced CHICK-sent-me-high-ee) has studied states of "optimal experience"--those times when we report feelings of deep concetration and fulfillment--when we transcend our ordinary consciousness, and become so completely involved that we lose our senses of time and self. In this state, we are at…
Freud - The Hidden Nature of Man
This highly original program uncovers Freud's ideas in exactly the way Freud himself uncovered them: through his own dream analysis. In this way, we learn about his theories on psychoanalysis, the Oedipus complex, the unconscious, infantile sexuality, and the ego torn between the greedy id and the rigid superego. An…
Does Knowledge Depend On Experience?
Part of the Series: Examined Life Series
Does Knowledge Depend on Experience? focuses on the 17th and 18th Century empiricism of John Locke, George Berkeley and David Hume, and the 20th Century empiricism and naturalism of W.V.O. Quine, who is interviewed.