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This Emotional Life by
Call Number: DVD 1155 DOCU
Publication Date: 2010
"How can we all live happier, more fulfilling lives? [This program] explores ways we can improve our social relationships, learn to cope with problems like depression and anxiety, and become more positive and resilient individuals ... Each episode weaves together scientific perspectives with the compelling personal stories of ordinary people, complemented by insight by celebrities like Chevy Chase, Larry David, Alanis Morissette, John Leguizamo, Katie Couric, and Richard Gere, among many others"--Container.
The Lobotomist by
Call Number: DVD 333
Publication Date: 2008
The medical procedure, lobotomy, was considered a groundbreaking procedure that promised hope to the most distressed mentally ill patients and their families. What began as an operation of last resort was soon being performed at some fifty state asylums, often with devastating results. The neurologist, Walter Freeman, in little more than a decade after his rise to fame, was decried as a moral monster, and that the lobotomy was one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine. Through interviews with former patients and their families, students, and medical historians, get an unprecendented look at one of the darkest chapters in psychiatric history.
Psychology of Religion by
Call Number: DVD 284
Publication Date: 2007
Various interviews with professors of sociology, religion, psychology, and clergy delving into the deeper meanings and connections that inspire a person's need to have religion in their lives.
Basic instincts 5: the Milgram experiment re-visited / ABC News. by
Call Number: DVD 1154
Publication Date: 2007
The Milgram Experiment (instituted by social psychologist Stanley Milgram in 1961) was a series of studies intended to measure the willingness of a participant to obey an authority who instructs the participant to do something which may conflict with the participant's personal conscience. "Primetime" wanted to know if ordinary people today would still follow orders even if they believed their actions were causing someone else pain. Thus, they re-created the famous experiment to understand how ordinary people can perform unthinkable acts. The Milgram experiment and the Stanford prison experiment are shown as examples.