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Weeks 3, 4 and 5 / Unit 3

Watch these videos for Weeks 3, 4 and 5 / Unit 3 of the Introduction to Psychology course.

Biological Bases of Behavior Videos

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Self Reflected

Neuroscientist and artist Greg Dunn have created a map of the brain’s neural pathways and animated the firing of neurons. After you have learned about brain regions and neurons, this will provide a beautiful capstone to what you have learned. Closed captioning not available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Crossing the Divide: How Neurons Talk to One Another

View the process of neurotransmission up close in this short video clip. Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  In Depth Fight or Flight Response

This in-depth video explains the cellular processes that result in common “fight or flight” physiological responses, including hair-raising, sweating, and increased respiration. Includes play-by-play printout but not full transcript.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Pinky and the Brain: Parts of the Brain

Fun video and song narrating the parts of the brain. Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Severed Corpus Callosum

Alan Alda interviews Michael Gazzaniga and a split brain patient to determine the peculiarities of having a severed corpus callosum. Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Biological Motion-BMI-Scrambled

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Biological Motion-BMI-Walker

Both of these sites allow the user to explore various aspects of biological motion. (Requires Adobe Flash)

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Crash Course Video #3 – The Chemical Mind

This video on the chemical mind covers the structure and function of the neuron, neurotransmitters and the endocrine system. Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Crash Course Video #4 – Meet Your Master: Getting to Know Your Brain

This video on the getting to know your brain contains information on the structure and function of the cerebral cortex, the limbic system, and lower level structures. Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Neurotransmission – What is a Synapse?

This video includes information on topics such as the structure and function of the synapse. Closed captioning available.


Consciousness Videos

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Ted-Ed: The terrors of sleep paralysis

In this Ted-Ed video, you’ll learn more about the mysterious phenomena of Sleep Paralysis, as well as how cultures from around the world have historically described this event.  A variety of discussion and assessment questions are included with the video (free registration is required to access the questions). Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Ted-Ed: What Would Happen if you didn’t Sleep?

In this Ted-Ed video, you’ll learn more about the importance of sleep and how it impacts our bodies and our minds.  A variety of discussion and assessment questions are included with the video (free registration is required to access the questions). Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Ted-Ed: Why do we dream?

Watch this Ted-Ed video to learn more about the various theories behind why we dream, and how dreams may help us in our everyday lives.  A variety of discussion and assessment questions are included with the video (free registration is required to access the questions). Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Crash Course Video #8 – Consciousness

This video on consciousness includes information on topics such as change blindness, states of consciousness, and selective attention. Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Crash Course Video #9 – To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

This video on sleep includes information on topics such as sleep stages, disorders, and dreams. Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Crash Course Video #10 – Altered States

This video on altered states includes information on topics such as hypnosis and psychoactive drugs. Closed captioning available.


Sensation and Perception Videos

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Awareness Test

Watch this video very closely it is a great example of change blindness and selective attention. Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Ambiguous Vase

Description of a famous ambiguous figure. Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  The “Door” Study

Video footage of classic change blindness research. Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Young Woman Illusions

Animated demonstration of a famous ambiguous figure.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Step Inside an Optical Illusion

Tour an art exhibit that demonstrates vestibular distortion and perceptual cues while debunking a pseudoscientific roadside attraction. Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Ted-Ed: What is color?

How does color work? In this Ted-Ed video, you’ll learn about the properties of color, and how frequency plays a role in our perception of color.  A variety of discussion and assessment questions are included with the video (free registration is required to access the questions). Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Ted-Ed: How optical illusions trick your brain

Watch this Ted-Ed video to learn more about the ways in which our eyes and brain are tricked by optical illusions.  What does this tell us about the inner-workings of our brains?  A variety of discussion and assessment questions are included with the video (free registration is required to access the questions). Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Absolute Threshold, Difference Threshold Weber’s Law

This video demonstrates a real example of these sensation concepts. Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Crash Course Video #5 – Sensation and Perception

This video on the sensation and perception covers topics including absolute threshold, Weber’s Law, signal detection theory, and vision. Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Crash Course Video #6 – Homunculus

This video on the homunculus covers the senses of hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  Crash Course Video #7 – Perceiving is Believing

This video on perceiving includes information on form perception, depth perception, and monocular cues. Closed captioning available.

189-1899358_1000-hd-videos-video-camera-clipart  How the Ear Works

How does the ear work? In this short video clip, you’ll learn about the inner workings of the human ear. Closed captioning available.


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Sources

  1. The American Psychological Association’s Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (APA TOPSS) course template.

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