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Addiction

Brain Physiology

Child Development

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Mental Illness/Brain Dysfunctions

Anxiety-related Disorders (Obessive/Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome)

Depression / Suicide

Eating Disorders / Body Image

Learning Disorders / ADHD

Mental Health Care

Therapy/Psychological and Psychiatric Practice

Historic/vintage psychology/psychiatry films

Works on Individual Psychologists/Psychiatrists

Psychologist and Psychiatrist Biopics

Aging and the ElderlyMedicine & HealthPhysical and Mental Disabilities in the Movies
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General and Miscellaneous

Business, Behaviorism and the Bottom Line.
Psychologist B. F. Skinner discusses theories concerning behavior modification principles, including scheduling, shaping, and positive reinforcement, as they are used in education, business, and industry. 1972. 22 min. Video/C 9904

Can't Slow Down.
Examines Americans' increasingly hurried life-style. Because of the urge to acquire, the pressure to achieve or be fired, the need to achieve outside the home, and longer commutes to work, couples are too busy to talk to one another. Asks how we spend our time and how the constant rush affects everything about our relationships and health. c1993. 28 min. Video/C 4881

The Case of ESP.
Looks at the existence of telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis. Includes comments from psychologists, parapsychologists, and physicists. 60 min. c1984. Video/C MM761

The Century of the Self.
Series describing the psycho/social issues affecting 20th century consumerism against the backdrop of the development of Freudian psychology. BBC, 2002. 59 min. each installment. DVD 9424

Episode 1: Happiness Machines. The story of the relationship between Sigmund Freud and his American nephew, Edward Bernays. Bernays invented the public relations profession in the 1920s and was the first person to take Freud's ideas to manipulate the masses. He showed American corporations how they could make people want things they didn't need by systematically linking mass-produced goods to their unconscious desires. Bernays was one of the main architects of the modern techniques of mass-consumer persuasion, using every trick in the book, from celebrity endorsement and outrageous PR stunts, to eroticising the motorcar. His most notorious coup was breaking the taboo on women smoking by persuading them that cigarettes were a symbol of independence and freedom. But Bernays was convinced that this was more than just a way of selling consumer goods. It was a new political idea of how to control the masses. By satisfying the inner irrational desires that his uncle had identified, people could be made happy and thus docile.

Episode 2: The Engineering of Consent. The program explores the ideas of Ernest Dichter and how those in power in post-war America used Freud's ideas about the unconscious mind to try and control the masses. Politicians and planners came to believe Freud's underlying premise - that deep within all human beings were dangerous and irrational desires and fears. They were convinced that it was the unleashing of these instincts that had led to the barbarism of Nazi Germany. To stop it ever happening again they set out to find ways to control this hidden enemy within the human mind. Sigmund Freud's daughter, Anna, and his nephew, Edward Bernays, provided the centrepiece philosophy. The US government, big business, and the CIA used their ideas to develop techniques to manage and control the minds of the American people. But rather than a cynical exercise in manipulation, those in power believed that the only way to make democracy work and create a stable society was to repress the savage barbarism that lurked just under the surface of normal American life.

Episode 3: There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads, He Must Be Destroyed. In the 1960s, a radical group of psychotherapists challenged the influence of Freudian ideas in America. They were inspired by the ideas of Wilhelm Reich, a pupil of Freud's, who had turned against him and was hated by the Freud family. He believed that the inner self did not need to be repressed and controlled. It should be encouraged to express itself. Out of this came a political movement that sought to create new beings free of the psychological conformity that had been implanted in people's minds by business and politics. This program shows how this rapidly developed in America through self-help movements like Werner Erhard's Erhard Seminar Training - into the irresistible rise of the expressive self: the Me Generation. But the American corporations soon realised that this new self was not a threat but their greatest opportunity. It was in their interest to encourage people to feel they were unique individuals and then sell them ways to express that individuality. To do this they turned to techniques developed by Freudian psychoanalysts to read the inner desires of the new self.

Episode 4: Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering. This episode explains how politicians on the left, in both Britain and America, turned to the techniques developed by business to read and fulfill the inner desires of the self. Both New Labour, under Tony Blair, and the Democrats, led by Bill Clinton, used the focus group, which had been invented by psychoanalysts, in order to regain power. They set out to mould their policies to people's inner desires and feelings, just as capitalism had learnt to do with products. Out of this grew a new culture of public relations and marketing in politics, business and journalism. One of its stars in Britain was Matthew Freud who followed in the footsteps of his relation, Edward Bernays, the inventor of public relations in the 1920s. The politicians believed they were creating a new and better form of democracy, one that truly responded to the inner feelings of individual. But what they didn't realise was that the aim of those who had originally created these techniques had not been to liberate the people but to develop a new way of controlling them.

Conformity and Independence.
Examines psychological findings in the areas of conformity and independence. Includes a number of important field and laboratory findings by Carolyn Sherif, Solomon Asch, Stanley Milgram, Herbert Kelman, and other social scientists and theorists. Written & produced by Stanley Milgram. 1975. 23 min. Video/C 8360

The Culture of Emotions: A Cultural Competence and Diversity Training Program
Explores the variety of ways the diverse cultures of America understand mind and body, and the disorders to which mind and body are subject. Designed to introduce cultural competence and diversity skills tomental/behavior health professionals the film features didactic interviews and skill building exercises with distinguished researchers and clinicians from ethnic and culturally diverse populations. Also introduces a diagnostic system for assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders across cultural boundaries, the DSM-IV outline forcultural formation (OCF). 58 min. Video/C 9776

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David with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Provides a unique personal look at what it's like to grow up and live with the effects of FAS, through the words and experiences of a victim and his family. David's condition went undiagnosed for the first 18 years of his life, causing confusion, anger, and pain for him and his adoptive family. 1996. 45 min. Video/C 4959

Discovering Psychology.
28 min. each

This series available for online viewing (Requires initial registration at site)[Requires Windows Media player]

Past, Present, and Promise.
Program 1 describes psychology as the science that stands at the cross roads of philosophy, anthropology, biochemistry, and artificial intelligence. Program 2 deals with the scientific method as applied to psychological research. Examines how data is collected and analyzed in the lab and in the field, stressing the importance of critical thinking regarding research findings. Video/C 3953:1-2

The Behaving Brain. The Responsive Brain.
Program 3 looks at the structure and composition of the brain: how nervous neurons function, how information is collected and transmitted, and how chemical reactions can determine thoughts, feelings, and actions. Program 4 looks at how the brain controls behaviour and, conversely, how behaviour and environment influence the brain's structure and functioning. Video/C 3953:3-4

The Developing Child. Language Development.
Program 5 details the impact of heredity and environment on children's development as it explores the nature vs. nurture debate. Program 6 describes how psychologists search for truths about the mind, society, and culture by studying how children develop complex language skills and use language in social communication. Video/C 3953:5-6

Sensation and Perception. Learning.
Program 7 deals with how visual information is gathered and processed and how our culture, previous experiences and personal interests influence our perceptions. Program 8 describes the principles of classical and operant conditioning to show how learning occurs. Features the research of Pavlov, Thorndike, Watson, and Skinner. Video/C 3953:7-8

Remembering and Forgetting. Cognitive Processes.
Program 9 looks at the complex process of memory. Examines how images, ideas, language and physical actions, sounds, and smells are translated into codes, represented in memory, and retrieved. Program 10 examines the cognitive processes of reasoning, planning, and problem solving and how they are studied, not only in psychology, but also in other fields such as philosophy and computer science. Video/C 3953:9-10

Judgment and Decision Making.
Program 11 explains why and how judgments and decisions are made. Also explores the psychology of risk takingand negotiation. Program 12 examines biological and psychological aspects of motivation and emotion as seen in studies of sexual behavior and the power of optimistic beliefs. Video/C 3953:11-12

The Mind Awake and Asleep. The Mind Hidden and Divided
Program 13 explores the nature of sleeping, dreaming, and altered states of consciousness. Also looks at how consciousness empowers us to interpret, analyze, and direct our behavior in adaptive, flexible ways. Program 14 examines how events and experiences of the subconscious affect moods, actions, and health. Includes case studies of multiple personality and split-brain patients and demonstrations of hypnosis. Video/C 3953:13-14

The Self. Testing and Intelligence.
Program 15 explores origins of self-identity and self-esteem, social determinants of self-conceptions and the consequences of one's beliefs about one's self. Program 16 defines intelligence and how it is measured by examining the efforts of psychologists and other professionals to assign values to different abilities, behaviours, and personalities. Video/C 3953:15-16

Sex and gender. Maturing and Aging.
Program 17 presents male and female similarities and differences and how sex roles reflect social values and psychological knowledge. Program 18 presents physical and psychological changes as people age, and how society reacts to the later stages of life. Video/C 3953:17-18

The Power of the Situation. Constructing Social Reality.
Program 19 looks at human behavior in its social context, and how beliefs and behavior can be influenced and manipulated by others. Program 20 looks at how mental processes color our interpretations of reality and how individuals can become more empathetic and independent members of society. Video/C 3953:19-20

Psychopathology. Psychotherapy.
Program 21 defines and explores schizophrenia, phobias, and affective disorders. Also includes discussions with clinical psychologists who examine various factors that can lead to mental and behavioral disorders. Program 22 describes how theory, research, and practice come together in the treatment of psychological disorders. Also discusses how attitudes toward the mentally ill have been influenced by historical, cultural, and social forces. Video/C 3953:21-22

Health, Mind and Behavior. In Space, Toward Peace.
Program 23 explores new thinking in the relationship between mind and body, examining the new bio-psycho-social model which is replacing the traditional biomedical model. Program 24 deals with arms negotiations and responses to the possibility of nuclear war and illustrates the psychology of peace, as psychologists reach out to new horizons in preparing astronauts for the stress of space travel. Video/C 3953:23-24

A Union of Opposites. New Directions.
Program 25 uses the yin-yang model of complementary opposites to aid in an understanding of basic principles thought to govern human nature and animal behavior. Program 26 features prominent psychologists who discuss new directions in research and theory in the field of psychology and possible appliatications. They also discuss how psychology can contribute to the quality of human life. Video/C 3953:25-26

Emotional Intelligence: A New Vision or Educators
Defines emotional literacy and its five skills: self-awareness, managing moods, motivation, empathy and social skills. Illustrates the importance of emotional intelligence to a person's success in life, and how emotional literacy programs in schools can teach children how to manage their emotional side. Based on the book by Daniel Goleman (Emotional intelligence New York : Bantam Books, 1995 [ED-P: BF561 .G65 1995; MOFF: BF561 .G65 1995] c1996. 40 min. Video/C 9348

Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman
Clinical psychologist Dr. Daniel Goleman focuses on emotion as a better measure of intelligence, redefining what it means to be "smart." Goleman argues that strong interpersonal skills not just IQ shape destiny by improving health, professional prospects, and family life. Discusses the five basic emotional competencies: self-awareness, managing emotions, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Based on the book by Daniel Goleman (Emotional intelligence New York : Bantam Books, 1995 [ED-P: BF561 .G65 1995; MOFF: BF561 .G65 1995] 1998. 70 min. DVD X290

Essentials of Play Therapy with Abused Children
Discusses the unique benefits of play therapy for children who have been physically or sexually abused. Dr. Eliana Gil brings viewers into the therapeutic playroom, describes how play activities fit into the reparative process, and provides helpful pointers for practice. With the help of child volunteers (not actual patients), the video demonstrates specific art and play activities that can help children. Presenter, Eliana Gil. 40 min. DVD X2026

Experiment: Power, Behavior, and Identity Under Duress
2004. 60 min. each installment.

Conflict. The first segment in a 4 part series updating the controversial 1971 Stanford prison experiment, Dr. Philip Zimbardo's inquiry into the power of social situations to distort identity and erode moral behavior. In this first segment there are five guards, nine prisoners ... until one changes sides. In this study in elemental power politics, the prisoners work to undermine the guards' authority; the most powerful prisoner is sentenced to solitary confinement, but refuses to go; and the guards squelch an attempt to break out. DVD 4708

Order. The second segment in a 4 part series updating the controversial 1971 Stanford prison experiment, Dr. Philip Zimbardo's inquiry into the power of social situations to distort identity and erode moral behavior. This second segment presents a profile of the psychology of leadership, as a new prisoner joins the group in lockup, a master set of the guards' keys is stolen, and the two most forceful prisoners go head to head in a struggle for authority. DVD 4709

Rebellion. The third segment in a 4 part series updating the controversial 1971 Stanford prison experiment, Dr. Philip Zimbardo's inquiry into the power of social situations to distort identity and erode moral behavior. In segment three, as time creeps by, the exercise of reward and punishment and the friction of social inequality within the microsociety of prison take their toll, fraying nerves among the prisoners and generating anxiety among the guards. In this episode, two inmates form an unlikely alliance and the guards are taken by surprise when three prisoners launch a nighttime revolt. DVD 4710

Tyranny. The fourth segment in a 4 part series updating the controversial 1971 Stanford prison experiment, Dr. Philip Zimbardo's inquiry into the power of social situations to distort identity and erode moral behavior. In this final episode, the primal exercise of negotiation and opportunism is explicated as 12 prisoners and guards band together to form a new and balanced society. Mere hours later, faced with an inability to enforce the commune rules, four members fill the power vacuum by launching a ruthless bid for control of the group. DVD 4710

Fictional films based on the Stanford Prison Experiment

The Experiment (2010)
Director, Paul Scheuring. Cast: Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace, David Banner, Fisher Stevens. DVD X4619
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Das Experiment (Germany 2001) Director, Oliver Hirschbiegel. In German without English subtitles. 114 min. DVD 1372; vhs 999:3326
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The Face of Evil
Surveys the long history of attempts to identify and categorize the physiognomy of evil, from the paintings of Hieronymous Bosch to such "sciences" as physiognomics, phrenology, eugenics, and anthropometrics, to latterday notions of criminal anthropology. The film illustrates these dubious efforts through the historical case study of Bruno Ludke, an alleged serial killer arrested in Germany in 1943. The stockily-built, mentally deficient young man, who was felt by Nazi authorities to have the appearance of a "born criminal," became a guinea pig for a series of biological experiments to validate their beliefs in racial categories, of atavistic or degenerate types, a hierarchical ranking of the "Other." Directed by Davide Tosco. c2006. 52 min. DVD 8648

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Filmmaker-in-residence
Harnessing digital media and documentary filmmaking, Filmmaker-in-Residence is an innovative documentary experiment investigating complex issues and the need for creative collaboration in the search for new solutions ...proof that digital storytelling can work as a tool for social action. Contents: The bicycle (16:31) ; The bike (2:10) ; Pax memorial (8:15) -- The interventionists (31:23) ; Case study (7:31) -- Hand-held (Young Parents No Fixed Address). Unexpected (16:33) ; Street health stories (9:16) ; Street health impact (8:30) ; We're still here (10:42) ; (un)conference (10:30) ; I was here photoblogs (9:09) ; Street health stories trailer (1:15) ; 22 street health mini stories (56:25) ; Participants' videos (5;10) -- Drawing from life (30:32) ; Animate this! (4:25) ; Right to response (10:07) ; Case study - for facilitators (19:34) ; Why animations? (1:32) ; Informed consent/ethics (2:40) ; Kat on right to response (2:48). The Bicycle: Rural health worker Pax Chigawale rides his bike over 20 kilometres daily, mobilizing a grassroots, community care program for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention in the Zomba District in his native Malawi. An inspiring story of how local communities can join with global medical expertise to battle the deadly disease. The interventionists: This vérité film follows a psychiatric nurse and a police officer who, as part of the Mobile Crisis Intervention Team, respond to calls involving "emotionally disturbed persons." Their mandate: to de-escalate crises, and de-criminalize mental health. Hand-held (Young Parents No Fixed Address): How do you take care of your health when you don't have a home? Young mothers who have experienced homelessness create over 100 minutes of digital storytelling and dialogue creating a "video bridge" dialogue between homeless mothers and health care workers. Drawing from life: A hospital program helps high-risk people from further attemps at suicide, but dropout rates are high. That's where this film about a suicide intervention therapy group, interwoven with animation, offers support and insight. DVD X3181

41 Days: An Unfinished Documentary Film
The title refers to the 41 day "power outage" in Berkeley, California during the time that city's voter approved ban on electroshock was in effect. The film documents the earlier days of the movement for human rights and against psychiatric oppression, and includes interviews with activists and footage from demonstrations. Produced, directed, edited and narrated by Richard Cohen. 1998. 52 min. DVD 4991

Four Families.
Contents: [1] India and France.--[2] Japan and Canada. A comparison of child rearing practices in India, France, Japan, and Canada. Anthropologist Margaret Mead discusses how the upbringing of the child contributes to a distinctive national character. 199?. 59 min. DVD 6807 (preservation copy); Video/C 3449

Gender and Relationships: Male-female Differences in Love and Marriage
Explores the differences in the ways that men and women experience the love relationship. Examines ways to make a relationship work better for both men and women. Features men and women from a variety of cultural and social backgrounds who provide testimony on how gender differences affect their relationships. Directed by Dane Archer. c2001. 42 min. DVD 8343; vhs Video/C 9099

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Generation Rx
Examines a culture of medicine and corruption, documenting how an entire era of children has been caught in the middle of an unprecedented change in western culture: that of drugging children with psychiatric medications earlier-and more often- than ever before. Reveals an "astronomical spike in teen deaths and suicides and countless numbers of horrid but predictable side effects." Written and directed by Kevin P. Miller. 2008. 81 min. DVD X2347

Hofmann's Potion
Discovered in 1943 by Albert Hofmann, LSD was hailed as a powerful tool to treat alcoholism and drug addiction and to provide a window into schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Aldous Huxley and others promoted the drug as a powerful tool for mental exploration and self-understanding. This film chronicles the drug's early days, and features interviews with many LSD pioneers. Directed by Connie Littlefield c2002. 57 min. Video/C 9744

The Human Body: Appearance, Shape and Self-image
This video examines 12 different facets of the human body that impact our preferences and prejudices, which can lead us to attempt dramatic--but not always wise-- alterations of what we look like. Some of the subjects explored include bulimia, anorexia, tattooing, branding, plastic surgery, scarification, body prejudices and "weightism", the impact of "supermodels" and beauty pageants, the effects of aging, and cultural differences in ideas about who is beautiful.
Contents: Tattoo: the living canvas -- Cosmetic surgery: the body as medical sculpture -- Branding & piercing the human animal -- Tyranny of perfection: models for the rest of us? -- Weightism: the last acceptable prejudice? -- Weightism: Consequences -- Beauty: cultural differences -- Contesting the beauty contest -- Body image & eating disorders: Onset -- Body image & eating disorders: Crisis -- Body image & eating disorders: the road back -- Aging: the body changes. c1998. 38 min. DVD 8359; Video/C 5845

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The Human Face
A four-part television documentary combining interviews and humorous sketches to explore the human face from every angle -- cultural, historical, biological, physiological and psychological. Special features: Photo gallery ; deleted scenes ; fact files ; interactive menus ; scene selection ; interviews from the series ; biographies. John Cleese, presenter; featuring guest appearances by Elizabeth Hurley, Michael Palin, Pierce Brosnan, Candice Bergen. 2 discs. 195 min. DVD 826

The Human Face: Emotions, Identities and Masks.
Contents: The organ of emotion -- True emotion vs. masks -- Culture and the face -- The Face as it ages -- Identity -- Pupil size -- Reading the face -- Facial mythology -- Hair -- Beauty -- Manufactured beauty -- Piercing the face.

The face is the 'organ of emotion,' and we constantly read facial expressions to understand what others are feeling. The face also contains other powerful clues. Our identity is captured in our features. Our eyes can reveal important truths about us, even those we would prefer to conceal. Our face also plays a critical role in physical attractiveness. Created and produced by Dane Archer, 1996. 31 min. DVD 8357; Video/C 5934

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Hungry for Monsters
This gripping documentary captures the nightmare that one family endures after a teenage girl confessed to a teacher that her father molested her. During therapy sessions to recover "repressed memories," the daughter exaggerates and embellishes her accusations as social workers, therapists, and officers of the court inadvertently egg her on. The girl's tales of satanic rituals and wild orgies eventually lead to arrests, years of turmoil and heartache for all. A sharp and unrelenting portrait of the American system of justice run amok. Produced, directed, and edited by George Paul Csicsery. 2006. 69 min. DVD 6526

In Search of Ourselves
Explores what has been learned about human behavior over the past 100 years and how much more is yet to be discovered. Topics include psychoanalysis, eugenics, the brain, Sigmund Freud, Dr. Benjamin Spock, the historical debate of nature vs. nurture, the history of the treament of mentally ill persons, the advent of psychotropic drugs, and the behaviorist movement. 1998. 120 min. Video/C 6000

Inside Out: Introduction to Psychology
c2006. 27 min. each installment

The Magic of the Mind Psychology touches virtually every aspect of our lives. Many of its current themes can be traced back to questions that have confronted scholars throughout history. But today the study of behavior, thoughts and feelings is bolstered by new scientific tools and approaches. As a result the field is expanding in directions that would have been unheard of just a few decades ago, providing us with new insight into the magic of the mind. DVD 8802

Endless Questions It's our nature to ask questions about ourselves and the world around us. But finding answers requires more than intuition and common sense. This lesson asks the question, Does happiness lead to good health? then probes for answers using the multiple methods at a researcher's disposal: case study, survey, naturalistic observation, correlational studies and controlled experiments. DVD 8802

The Most Amazing Machine "Everything psychological, is ultimately biological," says author and researcher David Myers. This lesson plunges into the expanding field of neuroscience and the biology behind behavior, exploring how areas of the brain and brain chemistry can alter mood and cognition. Pioneering researchers discuss their role in the first split-brain surgeries, and a 20 year-old-stroke survivor receives a breakthrough treatment to regain use of his affected arm. DVD 8802

Codes of Life Studies of separated twins and adopted siblings are providing insight into the relative impact of genetic and environmental influences, and the extent to which variation among individuals can be attributed to their differing genes. As molecular geneticist Robert Plomin explains, DNA studies are pointing to the fact not one, or five, but hundreds of genes each contribute a small amount of the variance for any one trait. DVD 8802

Different Strokes Discusses the role environment/nurture plays in developing who we are. Examines the influence of the prenatal environment, peer groups, and the power of culture as well as how prejudices and stereotypes shape our attitudes. DVD 8803

The Growing Years With the microscopic union of sperm and egg, the delicate process of human development begins. From conception to infancy and childhood, this lesson examines the physical, cognitive, and social changes during the early stages of life. Developmental psychologists debate findings from the Yale Infant Cognition Lab that asserts babies' abilities to add and subtract. DVD 8803

The Growing Years While adolescence is the time we form identity and establish independence, the adult years are marked by important life events, and an expansion of the self. Gerontologist James Birren and his Guided Autobiography participants are the case study, demonstrating that social and cognitive development does not end in the elder years. DVD 8803

Connections A solitary figure walks on the beach at dawn. Although he is alert to his surroundings, his sensory systems take in only a fraction of the energy that envelops him. That which does reach the receptor cells is captured and converted into signals that can be recognized by the central nervous system. The ultimate destination for these signals is the cerebral cortex. Christof Koch, Gilles Laurent, and others examine the ways sensory receptors take in stimuli as well as how the brain processes and ultimately translates these signals into useful information. DVD 8803

A Great Mystery In this lesson, researchers in neuroscience debate the mystery of consciousness and investigate the dimensions of awareness, circadian rhythms, as well as sleep and dreams. Sleep disorders are also discussed, including recent discoveries about narcolepsy, and the canines that suffer from this mysterious disorder. DVD 8804

The Learning Machine With neurons in the brain continually associating one event with another, it's no wonder neuroscientist Michael Merzenich describes what is in our head as "a learning machine." This lesson delves into the multiple ways humans and animals learn, with case studies on classical and operant conditioning, as well as Albert Bandura's work on pro-social observational learning. DVD 8804

The Mind's Storehouse Is memory reliable? Why is it that we remember where we were on 9/11, but not the day before? These questions and others are tackled by leading memory researchers who discuss topics such as encoding, storage, and retrieval of memory. Demonstrations of short term memory are also presented and renowned researcher, Elizabeth Loftus, explains her role in debunking the phenomenon of repressed memories. DVD 8804

Interpretations To construct the outside world inside our heads requires us to select, organize, and interpret sensations, transforming them into perceptions that create meaning. With sensory overload, what slips through to the final translation? Daniel Simons and Anne Treisman illustrate how change blindness and selective attention can impact interpretation. Such clues as figure-ground, segmentation, and grouping; depth perception and motion allow us to decipher sensory input with a degree of confidence. But just how the brain merges all of these various inputs into a coherent whole is a question researchers are still struggling to answer. DVD 8804

The Search for Intelligence 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 intelligence is also explored, as well as the phenomenon of stereotype threat. DVD 8805

In the Driver's Seat Our desire to lose weight is often no match for the pull of a cheeseburger. It's no wonder our minds and appetites are in a constant battle for the driver's seat! This program explores multiple elements of psychological motivation including hunger for air, eating disorders, the desire for sex, and the need to belong. DVD 8805

Thinking and Language Explores ways in which the most concrete evidence of our ability to think is our use of language. Features Daniel Kahneman discussing his research in cognitive psychology and linguist Noam Chomsky explaining the principles of language acquisition. Also presents Susan Curtiss discussing the story of "Genie," a young girl who did not learn language due to the neglect and abuse of her parents. DVD 8805

Emotion 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 first, physiological arousal or emotional experience; the relationship between thinking and emotion; the measurement of emotion; the impact of culture and gender on emotion, even the question of what is or is not a basic emotion. Anger, forgiveness, and happiness are explored in greater depth. DVD 8805

The Enduring Self The classroom avenger on a deadly rampage, couples who discover their incompatibility after marriage, recruiters seeking applicants with a rare combination of traits - all reflect the range of issues that fall within the scope of personality. This episode looks briefly at personality from traditional perspectives before focusing on contemporary research: the big five personality traits, personality inventories, and Albert Bandura's social-cognitive perspective. The program continues to probe the dimensions of just who we are by looking at studies of the self and self-esteem with Hazel Markus, Claude Steele, and other prominent psychologists. DVD 8806

Out of Balance Samuel Barondes, characterizes psychological disorders as "exaggerations of what we all experience." But these disorders fill hundreds of pages in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual and make life more challenging for our neighbor next door and across the world. This episode looks at the incidence and symptoms of anxiety disorders, in all of their many variations, and personality disorders. DVD 8806

Stressed to the Limit If a stressful day can make us sick, how does stress get under the skin? This lesson seeks answers, exploring various topics of health psychology, including the fight-or-flight response, lymphocytes, cytokines, heart disease, and the psychosocial lure of cigarette smoking. Cancer survivor, Cindy Lauren and her support group, are a window for discussion of important issues such as control, social support, resilience, and the search for meaning. DVD 8806

Going to Extremes This episode looks at 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 Kay Redfield Jamison, author of The Unquiet Mind and Stephen Hinshaw, author of The Years of Silence are Past, adds a significant dimension to the experience and understanding of these illnesses. DVD 8807

Getting It Together Until recent decades, people with psychological disorders were often confined to institutions and treated in ways that look appalling by today's standards, because little was known about how to treat them. This program examines psychological and biomedical therapies, and combined approaches that are proving successful in treating mental illness. The role of the therapist and the support of community and family are key ingredients in long-term recovery efforts. DVD 8807

People to People People interacting with people, individually and in groups, as friends or sometimes foes is a fascinating, never-ending source of study material for social psychologists. This episode explores social thinking, social influence, and social relations of both the antisocial and pro-social varieties. Why do people do what they do? What kinds of force does a group exert? And how can cooperative efforts and improved communication begin to chip away at the antagonisms built by years of aggression and conflict? DVD 8807

It's a Girl's World: A Documentary About Social Bullying
An inside look at the tumultuous relationships of a clique of popular 10-year-old girls. Playground bullying captured on camera shows a picture of how these girls use their closest friendships to hurt each other - with shunning, whispering and mean looks - to win social power in the group. Also looks at the tragic story of a 14-year-old girl who killed herself after enduring months of rumours and verbal threats. Shatters the myth that social bullying among girls is an acceptable part of growing up. Directed and written by Lynn Glazier. Special features: Living in a girl's world - additional scenes (30 min.) ; Classroom interactive documentaries (52 min.) ; Excerpts from CBC Radio One's Ideas "Its a Girl's World" radio documentary series. Dist.: National Film Board of Canada. c2004. 149 min. DVD 4574

Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious
A comic stage presentation that attempts to explain humor by discussing, demonstrating, disemboweling and dissecting theories of humor from Freud, to Henri Bergson to Milton Berle. Shot before a live audience on location at The Neo-Futuranum, Chicago, Ill. Originally produced in 2002. 84 min. DVD 8674

Keeping it Real (Echter dan echt)
Investigates why an increasing number of people in our modern, highly developed societies, are eagerly seeking "authentic," real-life experiences, while at the same time trying to fathom the meaning of the concept itself. "Keeping it Real" profiles a sailor and world adventurer whose exploits are marketed in books, photos and videos to fascinated, wannabe adventurers; goes behind-the-scenes of a city tour with a real-life "homeless" person; interviews an African immigrant whose life experience fulfills a Western fantasy of being more connected to nature; follows an office worker who takes a year off to sail alone around the world; and questions pop-music stars how they distinguish between their public personas and real lives. The idealized representations of 'authenticity' being promoted or pursued are shown to be inherently inauthentic or at least illusory. A Film by Sunny Bergman. 2004. 51 min. DVD 8640

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Made Over in America
A thought-provoking picture of how the desire for a better self-image operates within consumer culture, and how this desire is fed by the media, the medical makeover industry and society at large. Features interviews with producers and contestants of The Swan and Dr. 90210 makeover television programs, surgeons and their patients, clinical psychologists, media theorists, and youth who are coming of age in a culture where bodies seem to be customizable. Produced and directed by Bernadette Wegenstein and Geoffrey Alan Rhodes. 2007. 65 min. DVD 9926

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Mechnanical Love
Tells the personal stories of people who in different ways enjoy a close relationship with a robot. Explaining the differences between a "humanoid" (a robot in the shape of a human being), an "android" (a robot that looks and moves like a human) and a "geminoid" (a copy of an actual human being), the film takes us from the high temple of robot technology, Tokyo, Japan, to Braunschweig in Germany, to Italy and back to Copenhagen in Denmark. This world tour highlights the human need for love and our craving to be loved by others, while examining the cultural differences in how we accept emotional robots in the East and the West. A film by Phie Ambo. 2007. 52 min. DVD X2320

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MI Millennium: Multiple Intelligences for the New Millennuim
Lecture by Howard Gardner presenting new ideas, new directions, and new implications for the multiple intelligences theory. Recent work on performance-based assessment, education for understanding and the use of MI to achieve personalized curriculum, instruction and assessment are also presented. c2002. 48 min. Video/C 8875

Mind of an Abuser
Psychologists and academics present their views on the psychology of people who are child sexual abusers in the nation of India. Includes interviews with adult survivors of sexual abuse. New Delhi : Leoarts Communication, 2007. 24 min. DVD X925

The Minnesota Semi-starvation Experiment
Jim Graham tells of his experiences as a conscientious objector during World War II as one of 36 "guinea pigs" in a one-year experiment in semi-starvation. The experiment was born of concern for starving persons in Europe in prison camps and concentration camps, and the general population suffering from food shortages. The experiment explored the questions: What is best to feed a starving person to bring him/her back to health? What is the most economical use of food materials when supplies are severely limited? This was the first opportunity to study changes in the body under starvation conditions, and to determine what to feed a starving person during recovery. The experiment started in Nov. 1944 and was conducted by Dr. Ancel Keys, Director of Physiological Hygiene at the University of Minnesota. c1990. 22 min. DVD 6651

Nice Guys Finish First: Game Theory and the Quest for Mutual Cooperation
Selfish Gene is frequently misread as a biological justification for ruthless behavior. In this classic program, author Richard Dawkins sets the record straight through an exploration of selfishness and enlightened self-interest built upon evidence from the Prisoner's Dilemma game and real-world non-zero-sum social situations. "The tragedy of the commons," symbiotic behavior among animals, benign cooperation between stalemated armies during the First World War, and Robert Axelrod's findings from his landmark Prisoner's Dilemma computer program tournament are considered. Also, footage of a simple Prisoner's Dilemma experiment being conducted is included. Originally produced in for the BBC televison program Horizon in 1986. 51 min. DVD X655

Obedience
SEE [Milgrim, Stanley]

Obeying or Resisting Authority: A Psychological Retrospective
Test administrator and social psychologist, Dr. Jerry Burger ; commentator, Dr. Philip Zimbardo. Echoing the infamous Milgram experiment from the 1960s, this ABC News program sets up a psychological test in which an authority figure urges men and women to inflict pain. Test administrator and social psychologist Dr. Jerry Burger interprets the disturbing findings. The program also analyzes the 1971 Stanford prison experiment designed by Dr. Philip Zimbardo as well as the 2004 hoax in which a McDonald's manager and her fiance-- directed by a caller impersonating a police officer-- strip-searched and abused an employee. Finally, the program explores the ethics of using human participants in psychological tests. Originally broadcast on Jan. 3, 2007 as a segment of ABC Primetime limited series, Basic instincts. 36 min. DVD X381

Fictional films based on the Stanford Prison Experiment

The Experiment (2010)
Director, Paul Scheuring. Cast: Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace, David Banner, Fisher Stevens. DVD X4619
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Das Experiment (Germany 2001) Director, Oliver Hirschbiegel. In German without English subtitles. 114 min. DVD 1372; vhs 999:3326
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On Our Own Terms
Bill Moyers series about death and dying. SEE Medical Sciences and Technology/ Public Health

Once Upon a Loss: A New Look at Cinderella
Interweaves three thematic strands to interpret loss, despair, and remembering: first, the stories of four women who when young lost their mothers to death or abandonment; second, an off-screen telling of the Brothers Grimm story Cinderella; and third, an interpretation of the classic fairy tale by Swiss Jungian analyst Kathrin Apser, who looks at it as a parable of emotional abandonment, grief, and an individual's search for self-identity and self-esteem. 1995. 49 min. DVD 9814 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C MM703

Origins of Human Aggression: The Other Story
Is human aggression a result of nature or nuture? Interviews with researchers from various fields shed light on the question. Startling footage of children acting out their aggressive impulses adds to this documentary that examines the complex factors that affect the socialization of aggressive behavior among humans. Biological, environmental and psychological components are addressed, and guidelines for the prevention of human violence are also provided. Directed by Jean-Pierre Maher. Dist.: National Film Board of Canada. 2005. 50 min. DVD X440; vhs Video/C MM931

The Pinks and the Blues. (Nova)
Discusses the stereotypes that are applied to the sexes. Examines the historical development of these attitudes starting at birth and continuing through adulthood. 1980. 57 min. Video/C 287

Plug & Pray
Takes a journey into the world of artificial intelligence -- a field of study where computer technology, robotics, biology, neuroscience, and developmental psychology converge --exploring not only the latest advancements and developments, but the ethical and philosophical questions raised along the way. Features interviews with scientists, engineers and established experts in this field, including American inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil and former MIT professor Joseph Weizenbaum, a pioneer in the field of AI who has since become one of its harshest critics. A film by Jens Schanze and Judith Malek-Mahdavi. Dist.: Cinema Guild. 91 min. 2009. DVD X5752

The Poet and the Con.
This riveting documentary explores the relationship between the filmmaker -- noted poet and performance artist Eric Trules -- and his uncle, Harvey Rosenberg, a career criminal, mob "enforcer," and confessed murderer and how Trules himself turned to a life of white-collar crime. It is also a provocative examination of family ties, social deviancy, morality, the criminal mind and the psychology of personal recovery and redemption. 1998. 59 min. Video/C MM812

Psychology, Charting the Human Mind
Examines the development of the field of psychology and the history of the exploration of human behavior. Features archival film footage with commentary by authors and academics. Produced and written by Adam Sternberg and Kristin Pichaske. Supplementary feature accompanying: The Adventures of young Indiana Jones. 2007. 26 min. DVD X233

Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Study.
SEE [Zimbardo, Philip]

Science of Evil
We know evil when we see it - or do we? This program follows three people who confront a particular version of evil every day. Viewers meet Roy Ratcliff, the minister who baptized serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer behind bars and continues the practice with other hardened criminals; Aya Schneerson, a UN aid worker who administers food and medical help in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo; and a group of neuroscientists who examine conscience and morality via cutting-edge MRI imaging techniques. Philip Zimbardo, whose 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment probed abusive aspects of the human mind, shares his library of images from the study. Featuring Philip Zimbardo, Jonathan Cohen, Joshua Greene, Roy Ratcliff, and Aya Schneerson. Directed by Tony Gerber. c2007. 50 min. DVD X4763

Secret Life of the Brain
2001. 60 min. each installment.

The Baby's Brain: Wider Than the Sky. Examines how the brain builds itself from conception through the first year of life. It looks at the work of neurobiologists Susan McConnell and Carla Shatz who are studying the intricate relationship between genes and the environment. Developmental psychologist Heidelise Als is conducting a study to find out if the difficulties premature babies have paying attention and learning later in life can be overcome by providing an environment that imitates the womb. DVD 9764; Video/C 8768

The Child's Brain: Syllable from Sound. Looks at learning and cognitive development in children with particular reference to the way a child learns language. Neuroscientists Helen Neville and Debbie Mills have found that gradually language shifts from the full brain to the left hemisphere. This program examines this process, particularly the role of the left versus the right brain centers, and what can happen when the left hemisphere is damaged by disease. DVD 9764; Video/C 8769

The Teenage Brain: A World of theirOwn.Centers on research of the brain during puberty, when the brain begins teeming with hormones and the pre-frontal cortex, the center of reasoning and impulse control, is still a work in progress. Discusses the work of Dr. Nancy Andreasen who is researching the problems of the adolescent brain and also special risks to the brain from addictive drugs or alcohol, with emphasis on the chaos of adolescent schizophrenia and what is being done to understand and alleviate it. DVD 9764; Video/C 8770

The Adult Brain: To Think by Feeling.Explores the adult brain, the critical interplay between reason and emotion and what happens when the balance between the two brain regions that control them goes awry. Strokes, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression are among the conditions investigated that are common causes or results of this imbalance. Looks at research by Roger Pitman of Harvard who is studying a drug to treat PTSD and at the life of writer and psychologist Lauren Slater, as she explains her life-long battle with depression. DVD 9764; vhs Video/C 8771

The Aging Brain: Through Many Lives. This fifth and final segment presents recent studies which seem to indicate that the normal aging process leaves most mental functions intact, and may even provide the brain with unique advantages that form the basis of wisdom. The aging brain is also far more resilient than previously believed. Explores the latest research in this field through the work of neuroscientist Edward Taub who has developed an innovative form of therapy that helps stroke patients overcome paralysis by reviving damaged brain circuits and Jeffrey Macklis who is trying to decipher the chemical signals that cause new neurons to be born, in hopes of someday replacing those killed by disorders of the aging brain. DVD 9764; Video/C 8772

Secret of the Wild Child. (Nova)
An examination of the life story of a California girl, Genie, who was isolated from all human contact until the age of 13. The focus is on the attempt to rehabilitate the child. Based on "A Silent Childhood" by Russ Rymer, published in the New Yorker. 60 min. Video/C 4333

The Self-made Man
Bob Stern, 77, discovers he is seriously ill, possibly dying. Thinking of an in-law on life-support, Bob decides to take his own life to avoid that end. His family tries to stop him. Bob sets up a video camera and tapes his arguments for suicide. Daughter Susan Stern tells the story of her father's interesting life and talks about difficult end-of-life choices. Filmed in 2004, PBS national broadcast, P.O.V. July 26, 2005. A film by Susan Stern. Dist.: New Day Films. 64 min. DVD 4509

Sociobiology, The Human Animal (Nova ).
Presents the ideas of a new, controversial science, Sociobiology, which holds that behavior is biologically determined. 3/4" UMATIC. 60 min. Video/C 15

Social Psychology
1989. 30 minutes each.

Social Psychology: Prejudice. Prejudiced and biased attitudes between gender, racial, and economic groups are shown in examples and discussed. 1989. 30 min. Video/C 8357

Social Psychology: Conformity. Discusses what lies behind conformity, why a certain degree of conformity exists and why it works, and looks at how people conform to signals given out by others. 1989. 30 min. Video/C 8358

Social Psychology: Helping and Prosocial Behavior. Both Dr. Robert Baron and Dr. Margaret Clark discuss what individuals feel when they help one another, and why people help one another. 1989. 30 min. Video/C 8359

Something Unknown is Doing We Don't Know What...
Is it possible to look into the future? Does mind over matter really exist? What is true about psychic healing? Is remote viewing real? Where is the boundary between real magical powers and fraud? Watch top scientists explain the inexplicable in this feature documentary on the science behind psychic phenomena. 2009. 105 min. DVD X3167

Stress: Portrait of a Killer
Stanford University neurobiologist, Robert Sapolsky, has been advancing our understanding of stress - how it impacts our bodies and how our social standing can make us more or less susceptible. Research reveals that the impact of stress can be found deep within us, shrinking our brains, adding fat to our bellies, even unraveling our chromosomes. Yet understanding how stress works can help us figure out a ways to combat it and how to live a life free of the tyranny of this contemporary plague. Narrator, Marcus Lovett ; features interviews with Dr. Robert Sapolsky, Dr. Carol Shively, Sir Michael Marmot, Dr. Tessa Roseboom, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr. Elissa Epel. Producer/director/writer, John Heminway. 2008. 56 min. DVD X4246

Systems of Authority, Methods of Repression.
A film by Linda Tadic. Views sexual assault against women within the larger framework of societal structures and cultural mores which encourage attitudes and actions of repression and violence. 1990. 40 min. Video/C 5046

Take This Heart
Follows the daily lives of three Seattle boys in foster care who struggle to make sense of their harsh fates, each in his own way. Their stories reveal the remarkable resiliency and the tough-minded will with which they go on with their lives, not utterly consoled, but not broken, either. 1997. 55 min. Video/C MM595

This Emotional Life
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. Contents: Disc 1. Family, friends & lovers -- Disc 2. Facing our fears -- Disc 3. Rethinking happiness. A film by Kunhardt McGee Originally produced in 2009 for television broadcast. 344 min. DVD X5033

The Wave.
Based on the experience of a high-school history class in April, 1967, in Palo Alto, Calif. Explores what happened when a teacher started a Nazi-like movement called The Wave in his history class to show the students the development of attitudes such as those that allowed Germans to deny responsibility for genocide under the Nazis. Notes: Based on a short story by Ron Jones. A broadcast of the program ABC theater for young Americans, October 4, 1981 by ABC. 46 min. Video/C MM257

We Are Family.
Film examines families with homosexual parents, with the focus on the well being of children. Investigates three different family situations: one foster, one biological, and one adoptive. Includes interviews with mental health professionals who discuss child development and research study results. 1987. 59 min. Video/C 3310

We Live in Public
Reveals the complicated effects the web is having on our society as seen through the eyes of futurist Josh Harris who became interested in controversial human experiments which tested the effects of media and technology on the development of personal identity. The director documented more than a decade of Harris' increasingly tumultuous life and experiments, including one that involved living under 24-hour electronic surveillance, which eventially led to his mental collapse. Written and directed by Ondi Timoner. 2009. 90 min. DVD X2850

Awards
American Library Association Video Round Table: Notable Videos for Adults

What Makes Us Tick?
Explores the relationship between genes and environment in the formation of human personality, showing the increasingly important part being conceded to genetics in the nature-nurture controversy. c1989. Video/C 1807

Who Are You? (Secret of Life ; 8).
Film describes how behavior springs from the complex interaction of genes, culture, experience and chance. This program looks at the results of thousands ofinterviews with twins and a handful of individuals; a young man afraid of repeating his father's alcoholism, and a doctor who claims that alcoholism and other life-threatening behaviors are genetically based. 1993. 60 min. Video/C 3162

Whose Mind is it Anyway?
John R. Searle and Sir John C. Eccles debate the nature of the human mind and more particularly the relation between the mind and the brain. 1983. 58 min. Video/C 9514

You Only Live Twice: Virtual Reality Meets Real World in Second Life
After introducing viewers to the compelling virtual world of SecondLife.com, this documentary grapples with overlapping in-world/real-world issues ranging from cybersex and the psychological repercussions of virtual sex crimes, to intellectual property rights fraud, to taxation on hard cash made on virtual cross-border sales, to the medical use of Second Life as a schizophrenia stimulator. Originally produced as a television program in 2007 for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation program 4 corners. Dist.: Films Media Group. 47 min. DVD X657

Addiction

Documentaries about drug trafficking and use
Alcohol and Drugs in the Movies
Anti-drug educational films of the 1950s and 60s

The Addicted Brain.
Shows how the human brain manufactures and uses drugs. Explores the cutting edge of developments in the biochemistry of addiction and addictive behavior. c1987. 26 min. Video/C 1189

Addiction(The Mind; 4)
Explores addictive behavior, with emphasis on addiction to drugs. Discusses why some people are able to overcome their addictions while others cannot, what type of individual is most susceptible to addiction, and the factors of the mind and brain that influence recovery from addiction. DVD X1433 [preservation copy]; Video/C 1301:4

Addiction
A television series that strives to educate America about addiction as a brain disease and its treatment as such. Breaks through the myths and explains what addiction really is, what causes it, and how to get the best available treatments. Originally broadcast on HBO in March, 2007. DVD 8191

Disc 1: Saturday night in a Dallas ER -- A mother's desperation -- The science of relapse -- The adolescent addict -- Brain imaging -- Opiate addiction: a new medication -- Topiramate: a clinical trial for alcoholism -- Steamfitters Local Union 638 -- Insurance woes.

Disc 2: The supplementary series. What is addiction? -- Understanding relapse -- The search for treatment: a challenging journey -- The adolescent addict: multi-systemic therapy: a new outpatient approach ; Phoenix academy: a profile of residential treatment.

Disc 3: The supplementary series. An interview with Nora Volkow, M.D ; An interview with Mark Willenbring, M.D ; An interview with Michael Dennis, Ph.D ; An interview with Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D.

Disc 4: The supplementary series. Getting an addict into treatment: the CRAFT approach -- Treating stimulant addiction: the CBT approach -- Opiate addiction: understanding replacement therapy -- South Boston drug court -- A mother's desperation.

The Alcohol Years
Alcohol years: A poetic retrieval of the years filmmaker Carol Morley spent in Manchester, where in the early 1980s, her life was lost in an alcoholic blur. In Morley's search for her lost self, conflicting memories and viewpoints weave in and out, revealing a portrait of the city, its pop culture, and the people who lived it. Everyday something: Based on the filmmaker's collection of newspaper cuttings the film presents private moments that give strange glimpses into everyday life. Stalin, my neighbour: To try and forget her own past Annie becomes ever more obsessed with local history. Filmed in East London. 2005. 79 min. DVD 4127

Close To Home: Bill Moyers on Addiction 1998.

Portrait of Addiction. Bill Moyers explores the issues of drug and alcoholaddiction. Nine men and women, all recovering fromdrug and/or alcohol addiction, tell their stories. 57 min. Video/C 6505

The Hijacked Brain. Scientists are making dramatic discoveries about how addiction affects the brain. Bill Moyers goes into thelaboratory to follow researchers engaged in charting the effects of cocaine on a brain, who explain how brain scans reveal addiction as a chronic relapsing brain disease. Moyers also observes a genetic researcher as he monitors a variety of factorsthat may determine who is likely to developalcoholism. 57 min. Video/C 6506

Changing Lives. Bill Moyers focuses on the point that no singletreatment program will work for all addicts. He visitsthe Ridgeview Institute to interview recovering addicts and sit in on a group therapy session. The program also visits Project Safe, a treatment program that reaches out to disadvantaged mothers who are addicts and to their children who areat serious risk of becoming addicts. 90 min. Video/C 6507

The Next Generation. Experts are increasingly focusing on prevention efforts based on community and family. This documentary looksat two of these efforts. One works with parents addicted to heroin by teaching them how to repair the damage to family wrought by drug abuse, and in spite of it, how to raise strong, resilient children. In a second program, vigilant counselors in Dade County schools watch for kids at risk of becoming drug addicts, and offer immediate counseling for thosewho are already involved with drugs. Nicotine addiction is addressed by a program that provides classes designed to prevent students from smoking, and another that helps them stop if they've already begun to smoke. School officials, counselors, and students are interviewed. 57 min. Video/C 6508

The Politics of Addiction. Bill Moyers looks at Arizona's recent struggle to find an alternative to current drug policies. Proposition 200 proposed a reassessment of the status of nonviolent drug addicts now serving time, and emphasized treatment over incarceration. On the Washington scene members of Congress, doctors, policy activists and recovering people have joined to push for new public policy. 57 min. Video/C 6508

David with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Provides a unique personal look at what it's like to grow up and live with the effects of FAS, through the words and experiences of a victim and his family. David's condition went undiagnosed for the first 18 years of his life, causing confusion, anger, and pain for him and his adoptive family. 1996. 45 min. Video/C 4959

Last to Know
A documentary about four women of different backgrounds who are similarly dependent upon alcohol or prescribed drugs. Describes the nature of their addiction and how it is possibly perpetuated by the medical establishment and other societal forces. Producer and director, Bonnie Friedman. 1983. 45 min. Video/C 541

The Red Road to Sobriety
Places the alcohol problems of Native Americans within the context of the historical destruction of indigenous peoples and culture and the stereotype of the drunken Indian. Documents a growing social movement which combines ancient spiritual traditions with modern medical approaches in substance abuse recovery. Directors, Chante Pierce and Gary Rhine. 2005. 90 min. DVD 4982

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The Meth Epidemic.
Speed. Meth. Glass. On the street, methamphetamine has many names. What started as a fad among motorcycle gangs in the 1970s has become a big business built on ephedrine -- the same chemical used to make over-the-counter cold remedies. Hundreds of illegal meth labs are now operating in the western United States, and the effects are sweeping the nation. From coast to coast, methamphetamine abuse is on the rise, but who's responsible? Is the government doing enough to crack down on this latest drug craze? Frontline investigates America's addiction to meth and exposes the inherent conflict between the illegal drug trade and the legitimate three-billion-dollar cold remedy business. 2006. 60 min. DVD 5411

Recovering Hope: Mothers Speak Out About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
An intimate video about the mothers and families of children who are affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Created for viewing by women in recovery and their counselors, the film is divided into two half-hour episodes. Eight women tell their stories. They speak out about how alcohol use during pregnancy affected their children, how they are learning effective new ways to parent, and how they are recovering hope for the future. Six researchers and clinicians support these stories by explaining the physical, mental, behavioral and learning disabilities associated with FASD. 2004. 60 min. DVD X3709

Smoking Cessation: Community Interventions for Latinos.
Presents conclusions and recommendations for future actions from an extensive research project focusing on smoking prevention programs for the three major Latino subgroups in California: Mexican Americans, Cuban Americans and Puerto Ricans. 1991. 47 min. Video/C 8689

Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies and Alcohol.
By exploring the college party scene, this documentary shows the difficulties students have in navigating a cultural environment saturated with messages about gender and alcohol. The film steps beyond an analysis of "binge drinking" to focus on techniques that alcohol marketers use to link the product to the fragile gender identities of young men and women, encouraging students to recognized the presence of alcohol propaganda and take back control of their own lives from cynical manipulators. c2004. 45 min. DVD 6556; Video/C MM82

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Substance Abuse Disorders.(World of Abnormal Psychology; 6)
Focuses on alcohol, cocaine, and nicotine addiction, considers the effects of substance abuse on the individual and society and examines causal factors and treatment approaches. 1992. 60 min. Video/C 4977

Brain Physiology

Human Biology, Physiology and Genetics

The Brain
1984. 60 min. each installment.

The Enlightened Machine. Uses microcinematography, case studies, and interviews with medical experts to explain general brain functions and to describe the emerging field of neuroscience. Shows modern equipment used to measure brain functions. Surveys several disorders of the brain and nervous system which reveal information about the brain's normal function. 60 min. Video/C 955

Vision and Movement. Explores the complex chemical brain functions relating to vision and movement using footage of Olympic diver Greg Louganis, medical studies and experiments, and interviews with experts. Explains recent chemical treatment of Parkinson's disease. DVD 9262 [preservtion copy]; vhs Video/C 956

Rhythms and Drives. (Brain ; 3).
Explores human's animal drives, which are controlled by the hypothalamus and other primitive parts of the brain. Explains how seasonal changes affect human biorhythms and influence behavior, including sleep patterns and emotional well-being. Tells how disorders affecting the hypothalamus can inhibit production of sex hormones or trigger violent criminal behavior. Includes medical studies and experiments as well as interviews with experts and victims of brain disorders. DVD 9263 [preservtion copy]; Video/C 957

Stress and Emotion. Explains chemical changes in the brain which result from stress, and shows how one maintains or loses self-control due to changes in the brain's chemistry. Discusses the fight-or-flight reaction, panic attacks, pain reactions, and other chemically-based results of stress and trauma. Includes the dramatized story of Phineas Gage, a 19th century survivor of a severe brain injury whose subsequent radical personality change caused early neuroscientists to explore the interrelation of specific parts of the brain. DVD 9264 [preservtion copy]; Video/C 958

Learning and Memory. Explores early and modern discoveries relating to brain function in memory and learning. Discusses changes in brain cells which may occur when one learns or remembers, and considers the relation of age to these processes. Includes interviews with neroscientists, normal older adults, and amnesia victims. Suggets new methods which may help victims with memory disorders such as amnesia. DVD 9265 [preservtion copy]; Video/C 959

The Two Brains.Examines the unique functions of each hemisphere of the human brain. Uses interviews with neuroscientists, scientific studies and experiments, tests administered to stroke victims, and the study of an epileptic who had part of her brain severed surgically to control seizures. Describes differences between male and female brains which seem to result from differing sex hormones, and shows how some sex ities may chemically affect the brain. Explores the influence of culture and experience on the way the brain processes information. DVD 9266 [preservtion copy]; Video/C 960

Madness. Examines mental illness as a possible dysfunction of the brain rather than a condition caused by life experience, focusing on severe schizophrenia. Includes interviews and conversations with several schizophrenics and their families, explaining the symptoms of the condition. Discusses theories of schizophrenia as a brain disorder, possibly with genetic and/or biochemical roots and treatable with medication. DVD 9267 [preservation copy]; Video/C 961

States of Mind.Surveys current state of our knowledge of the human brain and examines how this knowledge will be applied in the future to the fields of medicine and artificial intelligence. Explores human awareness and consciousness as functions of brain chemistry. Describes changes in consciousness induced by stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and drugs like PCP. Examines the phenomenon of multiple personality disorder and the relationship of neurologic and symbolic functions in the brain. DVD 9268 [preservtion copy]; Video/C 962

The Brain-body Connection
Three segments in a television program of Exploring your brain, present the latest research on the link between depression and disease, the brain's role in athletic performance, and the treatment of chronic pain. Covers such topics as the relationship between depression and platelet clotting, how synapses are hardwired, and the development of a drug to block the encoding of pain memories. Contents: Depression and disease / Eileen Dzik (20 min.) -- Sports and the brain / Tracy Day (16 min.) -- Chronic pain / Noel Gunther (20 min.). Dist.: Films Media Group. 2000. 56 min. DVD 7141

Brain Sex: Brain Architecture and the Sexes. 1992. 51 min. each installment.

Sugar and Spice. Even during the first moments of life, baby girls and boys already behave differently. Combining case histories and scientific analysis this program argues that the mixture of hormones in the womb "hardwires" the brain with a sex-aligned signature before birth, causing it to become distinctly female or male--or a mixture of both. Video/C 6510

Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better. Statistically speaking, why have men and women not proved equally adept at the same things? In this program, researchers debate whether differences in brain architecture lead to a division of talents and aptitudes between the sexes--and draw some startling conclusions. To illustrate these differences, children are observed in classrooms, on the playground, and at home. Video/C 6511

Love, Love Me, Do. How might acknowledging the brain's role in sex differentiation make interpersonal relationships run more smoothly? Using images from popular art, television drama, and hidden-camera footage to illustrate both predictable and unexpected conflicts, this program presents the way sex-related differences in brain architecture may influence love, marriage, reproduction and parenthood. Video/C 6512

The Enlightened Machine (Brain ; 1).
Uses microcinematography, case studies, and interviews with medical experts to explain general brain functions and to describe the emerging field of neuroscience. Shows modern equipment used to measure brain functions. Surveys several disorders of the brain and nervous system which reveal information about the brain's normal function. c1984.60 min. DVD 9261 (preservation copy); also VHS Video/C 955

Growing the Mind
This program charts the changes in the human brain as it develops from infancy to adulthood. The brain's adaptability, as demonstrated by its ability to reorganize its neural network after radical surgical intervention, and its vulnerability to damage, as in the case of John Forbes, whose memory faculty was almost entirely destroyed by an accident at birth, are addressed. Dist.: Films Media Group. c2003. 50 min. DVD 7142

Learning and Memory (Brain ; 5).
Explores early and modern discoveries relating to brain function in memory and learning. Discusses changes in brain cells which may occur when one learns or remembers, and considers the relation of age to these processes. Includes interviews with neroscientists, normal older adults, and amnesia victims. Suggets new methods which may help victims with memory disorders such as amnesia. 1984. 60 min. Video/C 959

The Mind. 60 min. each

Part 1: The Search for the Mind. What is mind? Is it more than just an organ? In the past few years, new concepts have emerged about how the human brain operates. Scientists are learning how the mind changes over time, what affects its opeations, where specific activities in the brain occur, how the human brain differs from the brains of other animals and much more. DVD X1430 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1301:1

Part 2: Development. Explores how the human brain develops and the mind emerges. Experiments with embryos and children provide a picture of the emerging mind and its reactions to the environment. DVD X1431 [preservation copy]; Video/C 1301:2

Part 3: Aging. Examines what happens to the brain and mind during the aging process. Explains that aging doesn't necessarily bring mental decline and what role genetic and environmental factors play in degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. DVD X1432 [preservation copy]; Video/C 1301:3

Part 4: Addiction. Explores addictive behavior, with emphasis on addiction to drugs. Discusses why some people are able to overcome their addictions while others cannot, what type of individual is most susceptible to addiction, and the factors of the mind and brain that influence recovery from addiction. DVD X1433 [preservation copy]; Video/C 1301:4

Part 5: Pain and Healing. Explores the mind's role in healing the body and controlling pain. Reports on scientific research investigating the connection between one's state of mind and the health of one's immune system. DVD X1434 [preservation copy]; Video/C 1301:5

Part 6: Depression. Follows the lives of several people who suffer from depression or manic-depression illness. Discusses risk of suicide in the chronically depressed person. Offers explanations of the origins of depression and normal mood variations vs. serious chronic symptoms. DVD X1435 [preservation copy]; Video/C 1301:6

Part 7: Language. Examines the evolution of human language, the degree to which language shapes human thought, what happens when speech and hearing are absent, and whether animals use language. DVD X1436 [preservation copy]; Video/C 1301:7

Part 8: Thinking. Examines the process of human thought as an integration of logic, perception, emotion, memory, analysis, and intuition into a coordinated whole. Demonstrates how scientific research is exploding commonly held myths on the nature of thought and creativity. DVD X1437 [preservation copy]; Video/C 1301:8

Part 9: The Violent Mind. Suggests that changes in anatomy and chemistry of the brain can cause violent behavior. Scientific data raises the question as to what degree humans are responsible for and in control of their actions. DVD X1438 [preservation copy]; Video/C 1301:9

Mind in Motion
Documentary that explores the latest scientific discoveries about the human brain. Includes interviews with scientists Walter J. Freeman, Maurice Ptito, Vilayanur Ramachandran, Lionel Naccache, and Bruno van Swinderen. The interviews are blended with animation, microscopic photography, brain imaging and archival footage to illustrate new concepts of how the brain functions, including how neurons construct new networks, how the brain learns and unlearns, the influence of neuro-hormones on social adaptation and conformity, how the brain interacts with its environment and sorts sensory information, how the brain functions simultaneously on conscious and unconscious levels, and how the brain builds meaning. Directed by Philippe Baylaucq. c2008. 52 min. DVD X2313

Passion and Fury: The Emotional Brain.
Originally broadcast in 2003 on the television series: The Nature of things. 43 min. each installment. Dist.: Filmakers Library.

Anger.Part 1 of a four-part series that looks at the primal emotions that are generated in the brain, and how nature and nurture combine to make us feel the way we do. Part 1 examines anger, from its primordial roots in self-defence to its expression in modern violence. The film examines several men who have lost control of their anger and committed violent acts and explores such questions as: Does the potential for impulsive anger lurk in our genes, why do we still need this emotion and what science can do to help control it. DVD 8619

Love. Part 2 of a four-part series that looks at the primal emotions that are generated in the brain, and how nature and nurture combine to make us feel the way we do. Part 2 examines the complexity of the emotion we call love, from the burning desire that can strike suddenly, to the giddy euphoria of falling in love. What is the incredible bond a mother feels for her infant, and how does it relate to the feeling couples may have after a lifetime of living together? DVD 8620

Fear. Part 3 of a four-part series that looks at the primal emotions that are generated in the brain, and how nature and nurture combine to make us feel the way we do. Part 3 looks at the nature of fear, our most primal and powerful emotion, from its evolutionary origins in the involuntary fight-or-flight survival instinct, to its essential function as a learning tool today. DVD 8621

Happiness. Part 4 of a four-part series that looks at the primal emotions that are generated in the brain, and how nature and nurture combine to make us feel the way we do. Part 4 draws a distinction between the lasting state of happiness and the pursuit of instant pleasure. We explore the evolutionary role of happiness, and ask what happens in the brain, and possibly our genes, that make some people happy and others sad. DVD 8622

Personal Sace: Exploring Human Proxemics
Presenter: Dane Archer. Space is a silent language, and we all speak it, whether consciously or not. Discusses the concept of personal space and the interpersonal and cultural issues that define it. Students from a variety of cultural backgrounds demonstrate how culture defines the use of space, territory and touching. Contents: Spatial relations -- Space habits: habitual seating -- Territorial defense -- Space invaders: breaking proxemic rules -- Reactions and assumptions -- Why didn't you say something? -- Space affects everything -- The power of culture -- Cultural differences: space, touch -- Symbolic touch -- Architecture: a profession of space. DVD 8342; vhs Video/C 7457

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Secret Life of the Brain
2001. 60 min. each installment. DVD 9764

The Baby's Brain: Wider Than the Sky. Examines how the brain builds itself from conception through the first year of life. It looks at the work of neurobiologists Susan McConnell and Carla Shatz who are studying the intricate relationship between genes and the environment. Developmental psychologist Heidelise Als is conducting a study to find out if the difficulties premature babies have paying attention and learning later in life can be overcome by providing an environment that imitates the womb.

The Child's Brain: Syllable from Sound. Looks at learning and cognitive development in children with particular reference to the way a child learns language. Neuroscientists Helen Neville and Debbie Mills have found that gradually language shifts from the full brain to the left hemisphere. This program examines this process, particularly the role of the left versus the right brain centers, and what can happen when the left hemisphere is damaged by disease.

The Teenage Brain: A World of theirOwn.Centers on research of the brain during puberty, when the brain begins teeming with hormones and the pre-frontal cortex, the center of reasoning and impulse control, is still a work in progress. Discusses the work of Dr. Nancy Andreasen who is researching the problems of the adolescent brain and also special risks to the brain from addictive drugs or alcohol, with emphasis on the chaos of adolescent schizophrenia and what is being done to understand and alleviate it.

The Adult Brain: To Think by Feeling.Explores the adult brain, the critical interplay between reason and emotion and what happens when the balance between the two brain regions that control them goes awry. Strokes, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression are among the conditions investigated that are common causes or results of this imbalance. Looks at research by Roger Pitman of Harvard who is studying a drug to treat PTSD and at the life of writer and psychologist Lauren Slater, as she explains her life-long battle with depression.

The Aging Brain: Through Many Lives. This fifth and final segment presents recent studies which seem to indicate that the normal aging process leaves most mental functions intact, and may even provide the brain with unique advantages that form the basis of wisdom. The aging brain is also far more resilient than previously believed. Explores the latest research in this field through the work of neuroscientist Edward Taub who has developed an innovative form of therapy that helps stroke patients overcome paralysis by reviving damaged brain circuits and Jeffrey Macklis who is trying to decipher the chemical signals that cause new neurons to be born, in hopes of someday replacing those killed by disorders of the aging brain.

Rhythms and Drives (Brain ; 3).
Explores human's animal drives, which are controlled by the hypothalamus and other primitive parts of the brain. Explains how seasonal changes affect human biorhythms and influence behavior, including sleep patterns and emotional well-being. Tells how disorders affecting the hypothalamus can inhibit production of sex hormones or trigger violent criminal behavior. Includes medical studies and experiments as well as interviews with experts and victims of brain disorders. c1984. 60 min. Video/C 957

States of Mind (Brain; 8).
Surveys current state of our knowledge of the human brain and examines how this knowledge will be applied in the future to the fields of medicine and artificial intelligence. Explores human awareness and consciousness as functions of brain chemistry. Describes changes in consciousness induced by stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and drugs like PCP. Examines the phenomenon of multiple personality disorder and the relationship of neurologic and symbolic functions in the brain. c1984. 60 min. Video/C 962

Stress and Emotion (Brain ; 4). Nova
Explains chemical changes in the brain which result from stress, and shows how one maintains or loses self-control due to changes in the brain's chemistry. Discusses the fight-or-flight reaction, panic attacks, pain reactions, and other chemically-based results of stress and trauma. Includes the dramatized story of Phineas Gage, a 19th century survivor of a severe brain injury whose subsequent radical personality change caused early neuroscientists to explore the interrelation of specific parts of the brain. 1984.60 min. Video/C 958

The Two Brains (Brain; 6). Nova
Examines the unique functions of each hemisphere of the human brain. Uses interviews with neuroscientists, scientific studies and experiments, tests administered to stroke victims, and the study of an epileptic who had part of her brain severed surgically to control seizures. Describes differences between male and female brains which seem to result from differing sex hormones, and shows how some sex ities may chemically affect the brain. Explores the influence of culture and experience on the way the brain processes information. c1984. 60 min. Video/C 960

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Babies
Follows four babies from different parts of the globe as they navigate their first year of life. Features Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Hattie who lives in San Francisco, and Mari from Tokyo. Bonus features: The babies: 3 years later ; Everybody loves-- your Babies sweepstakes winners. 2010. 79 min. DVD X4688

Boys Will Be Men: A Documentary About Growing Up Male in America
How do boys become men? How do they learn courage, the difference between right and wrong, and the meaning of love? What hurts them, makes them violent, and sometimes kills them? This documentary explores the terrors and triumphs of growing up male in America and suggests ways to help guide the journey to adulthood. 2001. 57 min. DVD 3223

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Brandon and Rachel: Patterns of Infant Development.
Two 7-month-old infants visit a developmental psychology university class with their mothers. The professor uses the two to demonstrate the principles of motor, language, and personalty development and to illustrate how infants develop in individualized ways. Then the students are asked to develop personality profiles for each infant. Not surprisingly, the profiles conform largely to traditional masculine and feminine stereotypes. But wait! What happens if the clothes the two are wearing are switched? 1991. 34 min. DVD 7829 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 5084

Broken Child
A documentary exploring the effects of early childhood deprivaton and abuse and its socially destructive impact on children and young adults who have been victimized by early life trauma. Filmed on location in Baltimore, Atlanta, Houston, and Seattle, this cautionary program examines the cycle of child abuse. Case studies include children with developmental difficulties caused by maternal drug addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder brought on by scenes of extreme violence in the home, and life-threatening injuries from beatings. Originally produced for television broadcast on HBO. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2003. 61 min. DVD 7147

Child of Our Time
Dist.: Films Media Group.

Power Struggles: Parents vs. Children
Is it healthy for parents to exercise complete control? Are rebellious children better equipped for the future? What measures should be taken to reign in unruly kids? This program looks at childhood battles for independence and the reasons why such struggles are psychologically necessary for children to undergo. Observing a group of 25 toddlers who have become self-aware and generally want their own way, the film examines the tests of will that arise during this crucial time. 2002. 60 min. DVD X3618

Flesh and Blood
Why are siblings often so different? Are "only" children lucky or disadvantaged? What are the long-term effects of birth order and sibling relationships? This program underscores recent theories that suggest relationships among a nuclear family's children are the most meaningful to an individual's growth. Monitoring a group of 25 six-year olds, the program follows experiments that highlight the significance of sibling rivalry and bonding. 2006. 60 min. DVD X3619

Killing Creativity: Are Schools or Parents to Blame
If we're all born with creative potential, why do many children lose their inventive tendencies as they grow older? What role does education play? This program observes 25 seven-year-olds and their families in order to study childhood creativity, why it frequently fades, and why it matters. Exploring the impact of school and whether or not it dampens the creative impulse, the program looks at ways adults can encourage and promote imagination, curiosity and originality. In addition, the children take part in activities that reveal the precarious state of their natural ingenuity. They are asked to draw a man who could not possibly exist, to address Santa Claus through a live web link, and to examine, if they dare, a "monster in a box." 2007. 60 min. DVD X3620

Divide of the Sexes: Gender Roles in Childhood
Why do boys underachieve? How does celebrity culture influence the self-esteem of young girls? In an atmosphere dominated by sex and consumerism, are children growing up too quickly? This program addresses those issues, reporting on a group of 25 eight-year olds as they adjust to gender roles and expectations. 2008. 60 min. DVD X3621

Thanks for the Memories: How Children Remember
Do our brains store experiences from our first few months of life? What happens to children who witness disturbing events before age 2? How does being unwanted affect a baby? This program explores the personal significance of memory and examines the developmental stages at which awareness is formed. Visiting a group of 25 children, the film observes them as they turn two years old and studies the relationship between their memories and their current state. 2002. 60 min. DVD X3622

Read My Lips: Learning Language
Communication is at the core of the human experience, even though effective communication takes a lifetime to learn. This program explores how we develop the art s of speech and physical expression to make ourselves understood and to understand others. Visiting a group of 25 three-year-olds, the film observes them learning as many as ten new words a day--some already grasping the first 1,500 components of the 20,000-word vocabulary collected in the average life span. 2004. 60 min. DVD X3623

Right and Wrong: Moral Development in Children
Do most people get their values from their parents or from society at large? At what age, and with what tools do children begin to work out what is right and wrong? Can young children distinguish between actions that are morally deviant and those that simply violate a social convention? This program explores those questions by observing a group of 25 six-year olds and the varying levels of honesty and compassion they display. 2006. 60 min. DVD X3624

Recipe for Success: How Children Learn
How and why do humans learn new things? Why are we stronger in some skills than others? At what age do we learn most quickly, and how can we improve our learning capacity? This program studies the knowledge-building process that typically occurs in childhood by observing 25 six-year-olds as they adapt to the challenges of their surroundings. Focusing on seven key areas in which learning takes place, musical ability, logic, emotional understanding, creativity, narrative skill, spatial reasoning, and physical dexterity, the program studies the varied strengths of several children as well as the learning difficulties many struggle to overcome. Environmental and parental influences, as well as the role of self-motivation, are evaluated. 2006. 60 min. DVD X3625

Zero to Hero: Shyness and Sociability in Children
What makes a boy or girl a loner? Can a child's future social life be predicted in his or her toddler years? How crucial is a sense of humor as children learn to make friends? This program examines the diverse ways and varying degrees of success in which youngsters build that all-important skill: getting along with others. Observing a group of 25 children who are now three years old, the film shows how even at this age kids are making adult-like decisions about each other--who they like, who they dislike, and who their true friends are. 2004. 60 min. DVD X3626

Fitting in or Standing Out?
As children grow, what happens to the values and behavior they have learned at home? Why do so many young people follow the crowd? And when does conformity become a bad thing? This program explores those questions, visiting a group of 25 seven-year olds who are learning to cope with peer situations. 2007. 60 min. DVD X3663

Will to Win
Why do some children give up on problems easily while others persevere? What makes a boy or girl afraid to try in the first place? This program studies the factors that help create a resilient personality and the reasons why some children back down from challenges. Visiting a group of 25 seven-year-olds, the film observes them with their parents and on their own as they undertake practical tasks gauging motivation, self-confidence, and assertiveness. 60 min. DVD X3662

Child Protective Services
This sensitive and sometimes anguishing documentary ventures behind the closed doors of America's child-protection system chronicling the raw and powerful day-to-day operations of one child-protection office in San Diego County, California. The film follows frontline workers in an Emergency Response Unit, shows social workers helping to re-unite torn families, and sits in on emotionally charged final courtroom decisions. 2002. 57 min. Video/C 9523

Childhood.
Contents: [pt.1] Great expectations -- [pt.2] Louder than words -- [pt.3] Love's labors -- [pt.4] In the land of the giants --[pt.5] Life's lessons -- [pt.6] Among equals -- [pt.7] TheHouse of tomorrow. In seven one-hour programs, Childhood presents an insightful and richly textured examination of the various influences that shape us as individuals and as members of the families andsocieties in which we are raised. Through the observation oftwelve families on five continents, the series looks atchildhood from a number of perspectives -- personal,scientific, historical and cultural -- using a variety ofproduction techniques, including documentary sequences,provocative historic films, and vivid clinical illustrationswith on-screen commentary by experts. c1991. 57 min. each Video/C 2345 pt. 1-7

Childhood Development
c2004. 25-26 min. each installment

Babies' Minds: Piagetian and Kleinian Perspectives. This program examines Jean Piaget's and Melanie Klein's theories on infant mental representation. Examples of infant behavior, captured through mother/baby interactions and classic experiments such as basic and A-not-B search tasks, demonstrate different stages of babies' abilities to represent permanence. DVD 5198

How We Study Children Observation and Experimentation. Program asserts that the testing of a causal hypothesis involving cognitive development is best done through a combination of observational and experimental methods. Kathy Sylva, Peter Bryant and other researchers share their insights into categorizing and codifying patterns of play through observation, avoiding common experiment-related pitfalls such as covariation and unintentional bias, and mitigating artificiality, a challenge to practioners of both approaches. DVD 5199

Play and the Social World: Acquiring Social Intelligence. Explores the educational value and social dynamics of play while emphasizing the importance of a supportive adult presence in the playground environment. Games and techniques used by teachers and psychologists to help children develop interpersonal skills, articulate their feelings, and reflect on their behavior are included, as is information on playground design. DVD 5200

Developing Language: Learning to Question, Inform, and Entertain. Charts the development of language during early childhood. Basic language acquisition, learned from rudimentary and higher-level child/caregiver interactins, is described. Aspects of competence that go beyond the purpose of simple communication are also considered. DVD 5201

Windows on the Mind: Children's Drawings. Questions Piaget's theory that children go though a universal development process and discusses new evidence about cultural influences. The argument is illustrated by looking at children's drawings in two very different societies: urban Dundee and Aboriginal Australia, drawing upon the work of Peter Willatts of the University of Dundee, Edith Bavin of La Trobe University and other researchers. DVD 5202

Cognitive Development (Psychology, the Study of Human Behavior; 16).
Focuses on the cognitive development of infants and children. 1990-? 30 min. Video/C 3113

Cut
What expectations and images do teenage boys feel pressured to conform to, and how do boys deal with these pressures? This brief, illuminating film explores an important but rarely discussed social and public health issue. A film by Elizabeth Pearson and Sally Rubin. 2003. 9 min. Video/C MM927

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Development. (The Mind; 2)
Explores how the human brain develops and the mind emerges. Experiments with embryos and children provide a picture of the emerging mind and its reactions to the environment. DVD X1431 [preservation copy]; Video/C 1301:2

Developmental Psychology
Films to be used in conjunction with Psychology 140, Developmental Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley (Professor A. Gopnik). Comparative studies of the development of the same child at 22 months and four years. Disc 1: Grapes, 22 months (21 min.) -- Snake, 4 years (22 min.) --Disc 2. Train, 22 months (5 min.) -- Cereal, 4 years (23 min.) -- Disc 3: Cream cheese, 22 months (long version, 18 min., short version, 15 min.) -- Reading, 4 years (21 min.) DVD 9644

Early Childhood Series
1996. Dist.: Davidson Films.

Play, a Vygotskian Approach
Program based in part on a paper written by Lev Vygotsky ("Play and its role in the mental development of the child") in 1933. Assimilating ideas from other thinkers, insights on the role of play in the cognitive development of young children. Discusses the affective/emotional, cognitive and social benefits of play. Examines how Vygotsky traced the development of play in children from infancy through later childhood. Offers strategies for fostering quality play. Dist.: Davidson Films c1996. 26 min. DVD X4627

Nourishing Language Development in Early Childhood
Discusses the basic aspects of language, how language is acquired by young children, and strategies for nourishing early language acquisition. Presented by Alice Sterling Honig. Dist.: Davidson Films. 1996. 31 min. DVD X4628

How Children Learn
Summarizes much of what is currently known about learning from brain research, the study of cognitive development, and contemporary educational practice.Examines how people learn by taking in new information and aquiring new skills. Contents: Definition of learning -- Deliberate/unintentional -- Physiology of learning -- Early years -- Formal education -- Motivation -- Factors of school success -- Qualities of successful schools (safety, validation, continuity, creativity, responsibility, joy). DVD X4629

Growing Minds: Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
Nothing in human experience is quite so astonishing as the enormous changes that occur during the five short years that transform the newborn into the actively curious, exploring kindergartner. This film examines the work of Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget, illuminating the similarities and differences of their contributions to our understanding of the cognitive development of young children. 25 min. DVD X4630

Building Literacy Competencies in Early Childhood
Explores the building of reading skills at an early age. Illustrates the development of several cognitive, physical and emotional competencies necessary to learn to read and write and the specialized vocabulary that describes them. 30 min. DVD X4631

Performance Assessment: A Teacher's Way of Knowing
Explains the principles of performance assessment using illustrations from a Head Start program and kindergarten and third grade classes at a public school. 21 min. DVD X4632

Going on 13
Without flinching, this documentary chronicles four girls' coming of age and the precarious moments between being a little girl and becoming a young woman. As they grapple with issues of school, family, friends and identity, the film allows viewers to see what real girls face during this pivotal time in puberty, while providing a vehicle for discussing important developmental milestones. Written, produced & directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan & Dawn D. Valadez. Dist.: New Day Films. c2008. 73 min. DVD X1101

Identity Crisis
Examines the "nature vs. nurture" debate in the shaping of the identity of children. From a larger project following 25 families from the birth of their children, features 4 children at age 5 as they begin to understand the implications of economic class, ethnicity, race, gender, physical appearance, and the presence or absence of both parents. 2005. 60 min. DVD 5173

Life's First Feelings (Nova ).
Explores the new era of understanding infant emotional development and reveals the most recent findings on the surprising emotional capabilities in newborns and very young children. 1986.58 min. Video/C 1188

Mary Ainsworth: Attachment and the Growth of Love.
Reviews Mary Ainsworth's studies on attachment behavior and shows how attachment can lead to the growth of loving relationships. Attachment theory is cited by developmental and clinical psychologists as a framework for understanding the impact of emotional ties on individuals throughout the course of their lives. With her pioneer research into the nature of infant-caregiver attachments, Mary Ainsworth provided both the methodology and data for future investigations of how early experiences affect personality development. Includes biographical information about Mary Ainsworth, the influence of John Bowlby upon her work, and the influence ethologists like Lorenz and Harlow had upon both of them. Includes visuals from Ainsworth's observational study of mothers and babies in Uganda in 1955, as well as segments from the Robertson hospital film and the Baltimore study. Dist.: Davidson Films. 2009. 38 min. DVD X4219

Moral Development (Growing Years; 21).
Discusses the characteristics and process of moral development. Includes a number of theories which explain the stages of moral development--social learning theory and theories by Piaget, Kohlberg, and Freud. 199-? 30 min. Video/C 3114

Morality: Moral Judgments and Actions
A review of what is known about the formation of moral thought and action as it has been studied by social scientists. Using footage of cultures from around the world, and visuals from an elementary school playground, students are introduced to the current thinking about the universality of morality, its connection to action, and its developmental progression. Examines in particular the domain theory of social judgments and the contributions of Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, Stanley Milgram, Sigmund Freud, and B. F. Skinner. Dist.: Davidson Films. 2002. 32 min. Video/C 9113

Morality, The Process of Moral Development
This film identifies the progress of the development of moral thinking using the work of Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg and William Damon. Children from the ages of four until early adulthood are interviewed and tested in order to examine their concepts of sharing, fairness, justice, and other attitudes linked to the process of moral development. Dist.: Davidson Films. Originally produced in 1978. 28 min. DVD X4622; Video/C 7598

Mother Love
Using a large colony of new-born rhesus monkeys as subjects, Dr. Harry F. Harlow of the University of Wisconsin studies the infant-mother relationship. He tests their reactions to a variety of mother substitutes in order to find the key to the bond between mother and child and to understand the effects of denial of maternal love. Originally broadcast as a segment of the television program: Conquest in 1960. 27 min. DVD 6968 [preservation copy]; Video/C MM159
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Nursery University
In communities across the United States, competition to get into the best schools is starting early. New York City is at the center of this phenomenon, where nursery schools have become the arena where parents jostle for the privilege to place their toddlers on a track that some believe paves the way to the Ivy League. Follows five Manhattan families during the year-long preschool application process, and also gains access into the school admissions departments to reveal the behind-the-scenes antics of this intensely outrageous private school realm. Special features: tips from the experts: advice for getting into nursery schools; audio commentary with the filmmakers; Q&A's with the parents, admissions officers, and filmmakers; deleted scenes; trailer; filmmaker biographies. Directed, produced & written by Marc H. Simon; co-directed & produced by Matthew Makar. 2008. 90 min. DVD X2907

The Origins of Love & Violence: Research and Prevention with James W. Prescott and Michael Medizza
Features four interviews with American developmental psychologist James W. Prescott , whose research focused on the origins of violence, particularly as it relates to a lack of mother-child bonding and its effects on emotional, sexual and cognitive brain systems. Interviews interspersed with segments from the award-winning documentary Rock-A-By Baby, which links permanent abnormalities in the brain to mother-infant separation, abuse and early neglect. Contents: Sensory deprivation & the developing brain (2001, 42 min.) -- Culture shapes the developing brain (1989, 42 min.) -- Social and moral consequences (1989, 21 min.) -- Brain integration and happiness / James W. Prescott with Michael Mendizza (2005, 27 min.) DVD X4557

[Piaget, Jean]Piaget's Developmental Theory: An Overview
Combines archival footage of Dr. Jean Piaget with newly shot footage of Dr. Elkind conducting interviews with children of various ages. The film serves as an introduction to Piaget's work while presenting his current theories on developmental psychology. c1989? Dist. Davidson Films. 27 min. DVD X4623; Video/C 8509

[Piaget, Jean]Piaget's Developmental Theory
Dist.: Davidson Films.

Conservation Children between the ages of five and twelve demonstrate the Piagetian concept of conservation: Pre-operational, concrete and formal operations, that reveal children's thinking processes at different stages of development. 1968. 29 min. DVD X4621; Video/C 7596

Classification Sorting has become a standard activity in early childhood classrooms. Being able to deal with categories or "classification," is one of the markers of the transition from pre-operatonal thinking to concrete operations and leads to the valuable task of using abstractions. Here children of three different age groups deal with the levels of classification: multiple, logical and hierachical. 1968. 16 min. DVD X4621; Video/C 7597

Memory and Intelligence Jean Piaget presents his new work on memory and intelligence at the International Congress of Preschool Educational Specialists in Kyoto, Japan. Here he demonstrates that memory itself changes as a person intellectually matures; we do not just record experiences but fit them into schemas, webs of ideas, that change as our understanding does. 1973. 45 min. DVD X4622; Video/C 7599

Formal Reasoning Patterns Referring to the theories of Jean Piaget this film explores the transition in adolescence to formal reasoning skills. Older children and teenagers who are making this transition are challenged with tasks which involve proportional reasoning, separation of variables, combinatorial logic, and the integration of these in an analysis of a balanced beam with weights. 1978. 33 min. DVD X4622; Video/C 7600

The Growth of Intelligence in the Preschool YearsChildren from infancy to six years of age perform the classical experiments that reveal how intellectual thought develops and manifests itself in early childhood. The terminology necessary to understand Piaget's theories of intellectual development in the sensorimotor and the pre-operational stages is illustrated by children taking on the clever tasks Piaget created to show that humans construct their understanding of the world during childhood. 1972. 31 min. DVD X4621; Video/C 7601

Morality: The Process of Moral Development. Identifies the progress of moral thinking starting in preschool years and continuing to its unfolding in young adults. Dr. Lawrence Kohlberg's stages are illustrated through an interview conducted by Drs. Susan De Merresmen-Warren and Elliot Turiel. 1977. 28 min. DVD X4622; Video/C 7598

Prep for Life
In 1977 a class of five year olds appeared on a segment for an Australian Tonight Show. Now 25 years later they re-unite as a group to view the original television program and ruminate on their lives, presenting unique insights into ordinary Australian lives and exploring such universal themes as depression, family and happiness. 2002. 52 min. Video/C 9706

Psychological Development of the Child
A film by Emily von Sarkozy-Kerner, J. Hermann von Wimpffen; a coproduction of Bavarian Television, Munich, TransTel, Cologne, Telepool, Munich & Zurich. 1994.

Developmental Phases Before and After Birth.Shows fetal development and physiological and psychological development of children during their first year. Shows similarities across cultures and concludes that the primary reason for differences lies in the nature of the mother/child relationship. 28 min. Video/C 4944

Developmental Phases Before and After Birth.Shows how different cultures and different individuals within the same culture respond to the process of childbirth. Addresses such questions as What is the best birthing position? When should the baby be put to the mother's breast? When does bonding begin? 23 min. Video/C 4945

The Process of Birth. Shows how different cultures and different individuals within the same culture respond to the process of childbirth. Addresses such questions as What is the best birthing position? When should the baby be put to the mother's breast? When does bonding begin? 23 min. Video/C 4946

How Relationships are Formed.The rhythms of daily life are established during the first three months. The Infant's need for stimulation and love grows as mother and child grow accustomed to one another. Regardless of the culture, infants around the world understand the smile, a social act, as a signal of recognition and pleasure. 24 min. Video/C 4947

Mothers, Fathers, and Babies. Observes the role of breastfeeding in different cultures and its effect on the role of the father. 26 min. Video/C 4948

Developing the Sense of Family. At the age of six months, the healthy baby nurtured within a family, recognizes the faces of family members even out of context. He or she disdains strangers, a typical manifestation of this age almost everywhere around the globe. 21 min. Video/C 4949

Mothers, Fathers, and Babies. In the course of its first nine months, the infant acquires an extraordinary amount of skill and information. It has an expanding vocabulary of babbles and its curiosity is increasing. The healthy intellectual development of the child depends on the willingness of adults to help the infant satisfy its curiosity, reach out, learn and develop a context for learning. 23 min. Video/C 4950

The Development of Self. The first year may well be the most important in the psychological development of the child. In the course of 12 months, he or she has developed mobility and the ability to receive and send messages. Gradually, the infant is learning to deal with the social world around it, experiencing conflict and working its way through and beyond. 23 min. Video/C 4951

The Psychological Birth of the Human Infant.
Illustrates the phenomenon of the separation and individualization process in children from infants through three years old. 198-? 48 min. Video/C 3091

Refrigerator Mothers
From the 1950s through the early 1970s, the American medical establishment thought it had found the cause of autism: poor mothering. Doctors presumed that the bizarre behaviors of autistic children - rigid rituals, difficulty with speech, extreme self-isolation - stemmed from their mothers' emotional frigidity. We now know that autism is a brain disorder, not the result of poor parenting. But for a whole generation of women branded as cold "refrigerator mothers," the damage had already been done. 2002.. 54 min. Video/C 9687

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Time to Grow.
Originally broadcast on PBS, 1992.

Child Development. Discusses how each child develops differently and the various stages of child development. Video/C 3107

The Elementary Mind. Examines how intellectual abilities develop during middle childhood and how cognitive abilities become effective tools for further learning and development. 29 min. Video/C 3112

First Feelings. The special bond between infants and their caregivers are explored in this video, which presents the major theories of human emotional development. These include John Bowlby?s evolution-based theory, Harry Harlow?s experiment with baby monkeys and surrogate mothers, and Jerome Kagan?s emphasis on the biological factors underlying temperament. 29 min. Video/C 3109

The Infant Mind. Jean Piaget's stage theories of object performance and sensory-motor development are explained and challenged. Research with newborns has revealed that infants possess a basic perception of cause and effect, number, and object permanence and that memory skills and the capacity to form concepts are present much earlier than formerly believed. 29 min. Video/C 3108

The Preschooler's Mind. Delves into the theories and research about children's cognitive development between the ages of 2 and 6. Experts comment on Piaget's four stages of cognitive development. 29 min. Video/C 3111

The Typical Two's. This program follows 3 children from varied family backgrounds - Tyler, Dominick and Becky - through the second year of life. 29 min. Video/C 3110

Shredded
In a culture obsessed with the distorted images of youth and beauty conveyed by the mass media, this documentary explores the damaging lengths to which teenage boys will go to achieve the ideal male body. A film by Douglas Taplin and Richard Gaudio. c2005. 21 min. DVD 4720

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Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity
Tough Guise is the first program to look systematically at the relationship between the images of popular culture and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. in the late 20th century. In this innovative and wide-ranging analysis, Jackson Katz argues that there is a crisis in masculinity and that some of the guises offered to men as a solution (rugged individualism, violence) come loaded with attendant dangers to women, as well as other men. 1999. 80 min. DVD 4913; vhs Video/C 6606
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Understanding Parenting Styles: Authoritarian-Democratic-Permissive
Three young characters talk about a problem they have encountered with their parents. Each has either told a lie or deliberately withheld the truth. When the parents find out about it, each reacts in a remarkably different way, emphasizing their individual parenting styles. 2004. 27 min. DVD 7146

The Up Series
Directed by Michael Aptet
7 Up and 7 Plus Seven The first and second in a series of six programs by Michael Apted who interviewed a group of British children from widely differing socio-economic backgrounds at intervals of seven years from the age of 7 through 42. In program 1 (7 up), filmed in 1964, 7-year-olds share their views on life, leisure, love, marriage, color prejudice, education and money. In program 2 (7 plus seven) the children, now aged fourteen, answer the same questions they were asked at 7 years discussing such issues as freedom, discipline, politics and their future plans. 92 min. DVD 3074

21 Up. The third in a series of six programs by Michael Apted who interviewed a group of British children from widely differing socio-economic backgrounds at intervals of seven years from the age of 7 through 42. In program 3, at 21 years of age some were at university, others working. They talked of changes in their lives, their present views of society, future plans of marriage, as well as their dreams that were shared at 14 and 7. 100 min. DVD 3074

28 Up. The fourth in a series of six programs by Michael Apted who interviewed a group of British children from widely differing socio-economic backgrounds at intervals of seven years from the age of 7 through 42. In program 4, at twenty eight the children are now adults. Two declined to participate. The others speak of their present lives, how they see themselves in relation to what they have said on earlier programs, achievements and regrets and their hopes for the future. Extracts from the previous programs are shown. 135 min. DVD 3074; vhs Video/C 2757

35 Up. The fifth in a series of six programs by Michael Apted who interviewed a group of British children from widely differing socio-economic backgrounds at intervals of seven years from the age of 7 through 42. In program 5, at age thirty-five the participants are primarily concerned with family responsibilities. Extracts from previous programs are shown. 115 min. DVD 3074

42 Up. The final segment in a series of six programs by Michael Apted who interviewed a group of British children from widely differing socio-economic backgrounds at intervals of seven years from the age of 7 through 42. In program 6, of the original 14 subjects, 11 remain. At the midpoint of their lives, the film examines whether they have realised their dreams and ambitions. It also asks wider questions on the meaning of love, character and success. Extracts from previous programs are shown. 134 min. DVD 3074; vhs Video/C 7378

[Vygotsky, Lev] Play, a Vygotskian Approach
Program based in part on a paper written by Lev Vygotsky ("Play and its role in the mental development of the child") in 1933. Assimilating ideas from other thinkers, insights on the role of play in the cognitive development of young children. Discusses the affective/emotional, cognitive and social benefits of play. Examines how Vygotsky traced the development of play in children from infancy through later childhood. Offers strategies for fostering quality play. Dist.: Davidson Films c1996. 26 min. DVD X4627

[Vygotsky, Lev] Vygotsky's Developmental Theory: An Introduction
Presents Lev Vygotsky's early childhood learning theories and demonstrates them in classrooms. Development, according to Vygotsky, cannot be separated from its social context and it is misleading to evaluate children only on what they accomplish independently. Dist.: Davidson Films c1994. 28 min.DVD X4624; Video/C 8507

Learning Disorders

Attention Deficit Disorder: Adults.
Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder tell how this disorder has affected their lives and what treatments they have found to help them. Biofeedback treatment is demonstrated by Dr. Joel Lubar, and psychiatrists John Ratey and Ned Hallowell offer additional professional perspectives. 1995. 30 min. Video/C 4934

ADHD, What Do We Know?
Discusses attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, describing what ADHD is and providing glimpses into the lives of children and adults with the disorder and the struggles of their families to cope. Also looks at the causes and prevalence of ADHD, effects on children's learning and behavior, other conditions that may accompany ADHD and long-term prospects for children with the disorder. Dist. Guildford Publications. 1992. 36 min. DVD 6485

Behavior Disorders of Childhood (World of Abnormal Psychology)
Visits families of youngsters with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, separation anxiety disorder, and autism. In addition, experts in child development and psychology discuss how to differentiate abnormal behavior from developmental stages. Annenberg/CPB Collection, 1992. 30 min. Video/C 4980

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Deciphering Dyslexia
Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading and writing difficulties, affecting about 10 per cent of the population. This documentary is designed to raise awareness by bringing a human face to this invisible disability. The film profiles four individuals and their families, whose stories, along with expert commentary, illustrate the likely causes of the disability and the most scientifically sound strategies for intervention. Director, Bruce Mohun. Dist.: National Film Board of Canada. c2007. 57 min. DVD X4509

Dyslexia: A Different Kind of Mind
Explains how dyslexia has come to be understood to be a biologically-based brain disorder which may be diagnosed and effectively treated. Visits the Washington Lab School where teaching strategies and techniques are demonstrated. Dyslexia describes a different kind of mind, often gifted and productive, which learns differently. It covers a wide range of learning disabilities which can hamper oral or written language. This video profiles several young people who are learning to cope effectively with dyslexia. New approaches to helping them are shown. Discussions include current research on the condition and society's need for more people with the visual gifts often associated with dyslexia. Origianlly broadcast in 1997 as part of the series Doctor is in. Dist.: Films Media Group. 29 min. DVD 7145

How Difficult Can This Be?: Understanding Learning Disabilities: Frustration, Anxiety, Tension, the F.A.T. City Workshop
In this workshop, Richard D. Lavoie leads a group of parents, educators, psychologists, and children through a series of exercises designed to help them experience the same frustrations as learning disabled students, in order to enable them to learn methods of teaching that can help such students. Contents: Experiencing frustration, anxiety & tension -- Processing -- Risk taking -- Visual perception -- Reading comprehension -- Effect of perception on behavior -- Visual motor coordination -- Oral expression -- Reading and decoding -- Auditory and visual capabilities -- Fairness -- Commentary. 2004. 65 min. DVD 4193

Hyper-lives: ADHD Stories.
Three million adolescents are diagnosed annually with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, making it the most common children's behavioral disorder in the U.S. Controversy separates parents and professionals over how best to treat ADHD. In this program, three families contend with the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, each choosing a different regimen, from home-schooling to medication. Experts also comment on various therapies. Originally produced in 2002, Discovery Channel. Dist.: Films Media Group 48 min. DVD 6480

Misunderstood Minds: Searching for Success in School
Follow the compelling personal stories of five children and their families, struggling with learning differences and disabilities. As the kids receive help they are able to gain strategies and solutions that lead toward success both in and out of the classroom. Originally broadcast on public television in 2002. 90 min. DVD 8125

A Mind of Your Own
Looks at the world of children and youth who are affected by learning disabilities through the stories of four young people, who don't allow learning difficulties to hold them back or get them down. With the support of family, teachers and their communities these kids have confronted and learned to cope with their disabilities while enjoying their own unique talents like singing and chess. c1999. 38 min. Video/C 9288

A New Look at ADHD: Inhibition, Time, and Self-control.
Provides an introduction to Russell A. Barkley's theory of the nature and origins of ADHD. Looks at the conceptual framework delineated in his book, ADHD and the nature of self-control. c2000. 39 min. Video/C 7759

Mental Illness/Brain Dysfunctions

Autism | Mental Retardation | Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia | Bipolar Disorder | Schizophrenia | Depression | Anxiety-related Disorders (Obessive/Compulsive Disorder, et al.) | Tourette Syndrome | Mental Health Care | General and Miscellaneous |

Women & Gender Studies (for works about eating disorders)
Mental Disability and Psychiatry in the Movies

Stastny, Peter. "From Exploitation to Self-Reflection: Representing Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities in Documentary Film." Literature and Medicine - Volume 17, Number 1, Spring 1998, pp. 68-90 UC users only

Autism

A is for Autism.
Through a combination of live action and animation, this short film presents a glimpse into the condition of high functioning autism, with words, drawings, music and animation all contributed by people with autism. Originally released as an animated documentary in 1991 by Channel 4. Director, Tim Webb ; producer, Dick Arnall ; screenplay based on drawings by Nicky Braithwaite ... [et al.] 11 min. DVD 6205

Autism
This program examines what it means to be autistic, how parents can recognize signs of autism in their children, and what new treatments and programs are available to help with this disorder. 2005. 28 min. DVD X2306

Autism is a World
Sue Rubin, who is autistic, was diagnosed and treated for mental retardation until the age of 13, when she began to communicate using a keyboard. She is now a junior in college. In Sue's own words this documentary takes the viewer on a journey into her mind, her daily world, and her life with autism. 2005. 40 min. DVD 5881

Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Dr. James A. Mulick shows his approach to counseling children with autism and their parents. Autism spectrum disorder, which includes autism and Asperger syndrome, is characterized by impairment in communication skills, social interactions, and repetitive patterns of behavior. In this session Dr. Mulick works with a mother of a 10-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with autism. Dr. Mulick uses his behavioral-educational approach to assess the present situation and makes several intervention suggestions, including exposure, distraction, and reinforcement. American Psychological Association , 2006. 100 min. DVD 6545

Finding the Words: A Documentary About Children Recovering From Autism
Follows the story of eight toddlers each given a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), whose grieving families fight prejudice, misinformation, and despair to get their children well again. Filmed in thirteen locations across the United States, presents elements of each family's long, emotional journey through home videos, photographs and medical reports; as well as interviews with the families, the childrens' doctors, therapists and friends. Commentary is provided by a group of doctors all working to rewrite the future for ASD afflicted children by accepting the controversial premise: autistic children can recover. Written, produced and directed by Elizabeth Horn. Dist.: The Video Project. 2006. 57 min. DVD X2471

Normal People Scare Me
Based on the 10 minute awardwinning short film of the same title, this feature-length documentary shares first-person accounts of living with Asperger's syndrome or autism. Created by Taylor Cross, a 17 year old aspiring film maker with high functioning autism, the film highlights portions of 65 interviews conducted over a two year period by Cross. Directed by Taylor Cross & Keri Bowers. 2006. 90 min. DVD X2993

Talk to Me: A Documentary Film About Children with Autism
Looks at the lives of three children with autism whoattend public school in Oakland, California, following them from the time they get up in the morning to the time they go to sleep at night. Provides a look into the daily lives of families from various socio-economic and racial backgrounds struggling with the disorder and sheds light on which families receive services for their special needs children, which families don't, and why. Produced, directed and edited by Vanessa Kaneshiro as a masters thesis for the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley. 2003. 27 min. DVD 7759 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 9627

Mental Retardation

Best Boy.
An Academy Award winning film about fifty-two-year-old, mentally retarded Phillip Wohl and how filmmaker Ira Wohl, his cousin, helped him gain a degree of independence when his parents could no longer shelter him. Produced directed and edited by Ira Wohl. Originally released as a motion picture in 1979; broadcast premiere on P.O.V. September 6, 1988. 104 min. DVD 5434; DVD 7579; vhs Video/C 773

Awards
Academy Award - Best Documentary, Features
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Documentary

Best Man.
Ira Wohl revisits mentally handicapped Philly Wohl 20 years after we last saw him in the documentary "Best Boy" (1979). Now 70 and living in a group home, Philly has progressed greatly in his ability to care for himself. He takes classes, has found a beloved set of friends, visits Los Angeles to spend time with Ira, and prepares for a new rite of passage: his Bar Mitzvah. 1998. 90 min. DVD 5434

Janet is a Little Girl
A research report which observes the training of severely retarded children at Sonoma State Hospital and the use of an educational program designed to develop their language and reading skills. 1968. 28 min. Video/C MM607

Somebody Waiting.
Shows how life is improved for the institutionalized severely mentally retarded children at Corcoran Cottage at Sonoma State Hospital in California, by witnessing how appropriate environmental stimulation and therapeutic handling make life more pleasant for them. Describes experiences of the staff as they learn to help the children. c1972. 24 min. Video/C MM560

Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia

Alzheimer's Disease: Interviewing and Assessment Techniques for Social Workers.
This videotape illustrates techniques social workers may use in screening older adults for cognitive impairment. MMSE (or the Mini-Mental Status Exam) is used, which assesses orientation, attention, calculation, short-term memory, and language. c1990. 30 min. Video/C 2517

Alzheimer's: My Mom, Our Journey
In the United States alone, four million people suffer from Alzheimer's disease. This documentary chronicles one fifty-year-old woman's heartbreaking struggle with Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. It examines the disease's devastating effects on an individual and her family as they cope with the changes and challenges brought by "The silent epidemic." Written and directed by Julie Meisner Eagle. Aired on MSNBC on Sunday, July 18, 2004. Video/C MM1224

Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter.
Chronicles the various stages of a mother's Alzheimer's disease and the evolution of a daughter's response to the illness. The desire to cure the incurable--to set right her mother's confusion and forgetfulness, to temper her mother's obsessiveness--gives way to an acceptance which is finally liberating for both daughter and mother. Directed by Deborah Hoffmann. c1994. 45 min. DVD X5393; Video/C 3976

Awards
Peabody Award
San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival - Best Documentary

Women Make Movies catalog description

Bergman, T. "Personal narrative, dialogism, and the performance of "truth" in Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter." Text and Performance Quarterly, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 20-37, Jan. 2004 UC users only
Goodman, Walter. "P.O.V.: Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter." (television program reviews) New York Times v144 (Tue, June 6, 1995):B3(N), C16(L), col 3, 13 col in.
Pincus, Elizabeth. "Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter." (video recording reviews) Advocate, n683 (June 13, 1995):60 (2 pages).

Detecting Dementia: Cognitive Assessment for the Home Healthcare Professional.
Conceived and written in collaboration with Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Washington University and Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. Film discusses techniques used to diagnose Dementia, a disease common among the elderly characterized by progressive deterioration of memory, thinking and day to day functioning. 1990. 20 min. Video/C 2389

Extending the Warranty: Organ Replacement, Progress Against Cancer and Alzheimer's Disease (The Health Century; 3).
Centers on the most common diseases of the elderly and reveals current efforts to understand and solve them. c1989. 60 min. Video/C 1589

Family Support Groups: Help for the Families of Alzheimer's Disease Patients.
Videotaped family support group gives a better understanding of how people can help each other during these sessions. Shows some of the functions of the group support leader or facilitator. The viewer will also find that even though each member brings his own strengths and experiences, there are common themes and topics which all caregivers will experience. c1990. 20 min. Video/C 2518

Memory for Max, Claire, Ida, and Company
"At Baycrest, an old-age home in Toronto, we follow a social worker as she talks to residents, particularly Max, Claire, Ida, and Rachel. The film opens on Claire's birthday, she's 89; Max, a tiny cheerful man, is her close friend. Rachel is lonesome, missing her son, complaining he rarely visits. Ida relies on memory for her solace. Helen has no memory and doesn't recognize her daughter; her moods swing. Murray keeps his cap on and likes women. Staff members bring medication, provide care, and offer small talk. Memory is fleeting: Claire re-experiences the death of a close companion several times, each time without remembering her previous grieving. Lives are circumscribed." [IMDB] 2005. 112 min. DVD X4593

Bipolar Disorder

Boy Interrupted
On the night of Oct. 2, 2005, Hart and Dana Perry's 15-year-old son Evan jumped to his death from his New York City bedroom window. This moving film is the story, told by his filmmaker parents and others who knew him, of Evan's life and death, and life-long struggle with bipolar disorder. ... In showing how one family deals with generations of loss and grief, the film defies the stigma related to mental illness and suicide. Produced and directed by Dana Perry. 2009. 92 min. DVD X2985

The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Daniel Johnston, Louis Black, Bill Johnston, Mabel Johnston, Jeff Tartakov. Looks at the turbulent life of a genius musician battling manic depression who has spent the last three decades of his life in-and-out of mental institutions. A favorite with artists such as Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Beck, and many others, view the singer-songwriter-artist through his art and interviews, and in the eyes of his fans. Written and directed by Jeff Feuerzeig. 2005. 110 min. DVD 7273

Awards
Sundance Film Festival - Directing Award, Documentary

Not Just Another Bad Day: Living with Bipolar Disorder
Profiles four individuals who live under the shadow of bipolar disorder - one of the most commonly misunderstood and misdiagnosed mental illnesses. Filmed over the course of one year, the documentary details their personal struggles as they each cope with the emotional highs and lows of the disorder. Through hard work and the hands on support of their psychiatrist, they all begin to learn how to manage the extreme mood swings to lead productive, balanced lives. Director, Gillian Hrankowski. c2007. 50 min. DVD X4508

Self-discovery, Bipolar and Me
A personal interview with Glynda Velasco who has been diagonosed with bipolar disorder, who copes with mental illness by writing and reading poetry. Her poetry clearly shows that it is difficult living a life filled with mania, depression and pharamaceutical cocktails. Ms. Velasco shares her struggles, reads from her poetry and talks of the stigma that society places upon those with mental illness. Directed by Glynda Tejada Velasco and Joanna Maria Gonzales Siefert. 2006. 35 min. DVD 4960

Schizophrenia

A Brilliant Madness
This tells the story of mathematician John Nash. Called "the most remarkable mathematician of the second half of the century", Nash suffered a devastating breakdown at the age of thirty. He suddenly claimed that aliens were sending him messages, became obsessed with secret numbers and saw conspiracies all around him. Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, Nash spent a decade in and out of mental hospitals, surviving with the support of his wife and former colleagues. During that time, a mathematical proof he'd written at the age of twenty became a foundation of modern economics. Sometime in the 1980s, he gradually began to recover. In 1994, Nash capped his remarkable return from madness by winning the Nobel Prize. 2004. 60 min. DVD 5639

Broken Minds.(Frontline)
Doctors attempt to determine the reasons for the mental disease of schizophrenia in this documentary which features interviews with doctors, schizophrenics, and family members. 1990. 58 min. Video/C 4294

A Crime of Insanity
In 1994 a paranoid schizophrenic man, Ralph Tortorici, took a class of college students hostage, threatening and wounding one of them. Using excerpts from the actual trial, as well as interviews with Tortorici's father and brother, the defense attorney, chief assistant district attorney, the prosecutor, psychiatric experts, and the presiding judge, this documentary critically examines the ethical dilemmas surrounding the insanity defense. Originally broadcast on PBS, Oct. 17, 2002. 60 min. Video/C MM979

Dignity.
Focusing primarily on schizophrenia, the producer weaves interviews with residents and staff from two different homes for mentally ill people along with reflective photographs that offer insight into the disorder while striving to help change people's attitudes towards mental illness. 2003. 57 min. Video/C MM898

Dignity II.
A return visit with the staff and residents met in Elbert's earlier video, Dignity. Dignity II focuses on Capitol Hill's Summit Inn as it struggles through changes brought about by the Jan. 2002 closure of the nearby Mercer Inn, the only all-women's home for the mentally ill in King County, Washington as well as the added stress of insufficient funding and staff. Where the first video was seen through the residents' eyes, Dignity II is more from the point of view of the staff. 2003. 57 min. Video/C MM899

Me and My Brother
Script, Robert Frank, Sam Shepard; editing, Helen Silverstein, Bob Easton ; poetry, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky ; screenplay, Robert Frank, Sam Shepard, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky. Featuring Peter Orlovsky, Julius Orlovsky, Joseph Chaikin, John Coe, Allen Ginsberg, Seth Allen, Virginia Kiser, Nancy Fish, Cynthia McAdams, Roscoe Lee Browne, Maria Tucci, Christopher Walken. Robert Frank's first feature length film describes the inner and outer world of a Julius Orlovsky, a man who is catatonic schizophrenic. After spending years in a New York mental hospital, Julius emerges catatonic and must rely on his brother Peter, who lives with poet Allen Ginsberg. When Julius wanders off in the middle of filming, Frank hires and actor (Joseph Chaikin) to play the character and begins a fictional version of his psychological portrait. Then, as suddenly as he vanished, Julius turns up in an institution where he and Peter must face their relationship. 1965-1968. 85 min. DVD 9964; vhs 999:2156

Stastny, Peter "From Exploitation to Self-Reflection: Representing Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities in Documentary Film." Literature and Medicine 17.1 (1998) 68-90 UC users only

People Say I'm Crazy
In this documentary photographed and directed by someone with schizophrenia, John Cadigan details his descent into mental illness and the extreme challenges he has experienced as a result. He invites viewers to tour the world inside his mind-- a chaotic, paranoid, and creative universe in which he struggles to know what is real and what is not. Presents his fight to build a fulfilling and meaningful life with the support of his family. Directed by John Cadigan with Katie Cadigan. Dist.: Films Media Group. c2007. 85 min. DVD X2787

The Schizophrenias.(World of Abnormal Psychology)
Explores what it feels like to live with schizophrenia, what factors are believed to contribute to its onset, and what is being done to treat it. Video/C 4979

Tarnation
A multitude of family snapshots, Super-8 home movies, old answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, snippets of '80s pop culture, and dramatic reenactments are used to create an epic portrait of an American family travesty. Begins in 2003 when Jonathan learns that his schizophrenic mother, Renee, overdoses on her lithium medication. He is shot back into his real and horrifying family legacy of rape, abandonment, promiscuity, drug addiction, child abuse, and psychosis. He grows up on camera and finds his escape in musical theater and B-horror movies. A look into the future shows Jonathan as he confronts the almost unbearable love he shares with his tragically damaged mother. Written and directed by Jonathan Caouette. 2003. 88 min. DVD 4079

Awards
National Society of Film Critics Awards, US - Best Non-fiction Film

Tourette Syndrome

Twitch and Shout: A Documentary About Tourette Syndrome.
Tourette syndrome is a genetic neurological disorder which causes tics, involuntary movements, noises, and thoughts, as well as uncontrollable swearing and obsessive-compulsive behavior. This documentary presents a series of interviews with adults who have been diagnosed with tourette syndrome but who are now able to participate in normal living experiences. c1994. 59 min. Video/C 4063

Twitch and Shout web site (New Day Films)
Description from Fanlight catalog

Handler, Lowell. Twitch and shout : a touretter's tale / Lowell Handler. New York : Dutton, c1998. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Moffitt RC375 .H37 1998)

Mental Health Care

41 Days
In 1982, a group of ex-psychiatric patients put a measure on the ballot in Berkeley, California that outlawed the use of electroshock treatment. This powerful report investigates the passage of that unprecedented measure and chronicles the subsequent battle over its legality. Producers note before film: "The following is a digital copy of the fourth generation of edited VHS copies ...the unfinished film shows splices, pencil marks, dush and numbers and uses scratch narration." Produced, directed, written and edited by Richard Cohen ; narrated by Richard Cohen and Devorah Cutler 2010. 49 min. DVD X6352

The Breaking Point: Mental Health.
Program about the San Francisco mental health and psychiatric emergency programs. Includes comments made by the aged and young people using these community services. 1983. 30 min. NRLF B 3 969 312

Different From You: Unfulfilled Promises to the Mentally Ill.
One of the glaring social problems of American cities is homelessness, but only recently have we realized that most homelessness reflects psychiatric disease. This documentary follows the medical rounds of an urban family physician, Milt Kogan, as he services the homeless mentally ill. Through his interactions and through commentary by the mentally ill and by mental health professionals, the film illustrates how patients experience symptoms, deal with vagrancy, drug abuse, and societal hostility, and maintain hope and aspirations. 2002. 60 min. Video/C MM799

Description from Fanlight catalog

Every Little Thing (La moindre des choses)
A film about the patients and staff of the Clinique de La Borde and their efforts at putting on the play, Operetta. Each summer they perform a play on a stage set in the beautiful grounds of the chateau. Allows the viewer a glimpse at life in one of the world's most highly regarded psychiatric institutions and quietly makes us question the distinctions that society applies in classifying as normal or abnormal. A film by Nicolas Philibert. 1997. 100 min. DVD 7134

Forgotten People
Reveals human rights abuses that go unchecked in psychiatric hospitals, orphanages and mental retardation facilities around the world with primary focus on Mexico, Armenia and the Soviet Union. A production of the Witness Project which uses video technology to investigate human rights abuses. 2000. 10 min. DVD 3267

Witness web site

Hurry Tomorrow
A compelling documentary about the loss of human rights suffered by psychiatric patients in a state mental institution, filmed over a six-week period in a locked ward at Metropolitan State Hospital in Los Angeles. It shows patients being tied down with straps and cuffs, forcibly drugged with tranquilizers, reducing them to helpless zombie-like states. The film also illustrates how individuals struggle to maintain their dignity in a dehumanized environment. An effort by hospital staff to ban 'Hurry tomorrow' resulted instead in a major investigation of conditions at California's state hospitals, uncovering the tragic deaths of several hundred patients. A film by Richard Cohen & Kevin Rafferty. 1975. 79 min. DVD X6352; Video/C 5994

Inside the Cuckoo's Nest.
Taped at the Oregon State Hospital where the movie One flew over the cuckoo's nest (1975) was filmed, this startling documentary on institutional mental health care is fascinating from a sociological, philosophical, and filmaking point of view. 1977. 78 min. Video/C 48: pt. 1-2

Lest We Forget: Silent Voices
Powerful and empowering journey through the first-person stories of people with developmental disabilities -- once labeled "mentally defective" -- who were sent away to state institutions in the 1960s and 1970s. The life-long impact of institutionalization was experienced not only by those who spent decades in these human warehouses. The story is also told through the voices of the mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters who were left behind, as well as the pioneering professionals and advocates who put their own lives and careers in jeopardy to bring about change. Directed, shot and edited by Mark R. Lyons. c2007. 42 min. DVD X335

Description from Fanlight catalog

The Lobotomist
Lobotomy was hailed by The New York Times as a groundbreaking medical procedure that promised hope to the most distressed mentally ill patients and their families. But what began as an operation of last resort was soon being performed at some fifty state asylums, often with devastating results. Little more than a decade after his rise to fame, Walter Freeman, the neurologist who championed the procedure, was decried as a moral monster, and lobotomy one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine. Through interviews with Dr. Freeman's former patients and their families, his students, and medical historians, this program offers an unprecendented look at one of the darkest chapters in psychiatric history. Produced and directed by Barak Goodman and John Maggio. c2008. 60 min. DVD 9480

The Medicated Child
Ten years ago, stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall were the drugs of choice to treat behavioral issues in children. Today, children as young as four years old, are being prescribed more powerful anti-psychotic medications that are much less understood. The drugs can cause serious side effects and virtually nothing is known about their long-term impact. The increase in the use of anti-psychotics is directly tied to the rising incidence of one particular diagnosis, bipolar disorder. Experts estimate that the number of kids with the diagnosis is now over a million and rising. Written, produced and directed by Marcela Gaviria. Originally presented as a segment on the television program Frontline in 2008. 60 min. DVD 9534

The New Asylums.
Fewer than 55,000 Americans currently receive treatment in psychiatric hospitals. Meanwhile, almost 10 times that number, nearly 500,000, mentally ill men and women are serving time in U.S. jails and prisons. As sheriffs and prison wardens become the unexpected and often ill-equipped caretakers of this burgeoning population, they raise a troubling new concern: Have America's jails and prisons become its new asylums? This program goes deep inside Ohio's state prison system to explore the complex and growing issue of mentally ill prisoners. Originally broadcast as a segment of the television program Frontline on May 10, 2005. 60 min. DVD 4437

People in White: Stories About Mental Care Professionals -- Told by Their Clients
Explores the complex relationships between doctors and clients in mental health care, from the clients perspective. In a group therapy setting, nine people share their therapy experiences and re-enact together some of the key moments. Memories vary from beautiful healing moments to the horrors of isolation and abuse. Margreet is one of them. She receives electroshock treatment (ECT) for severe depression. As a side effect of the treatment she suffers from memory loss. She has been in therapy with the same psychoanalyst for 20 years. He knows more about Margreet than she remembers about herself. "He is my memory," she says, and worries about him dying before her. Written and directed by Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen. 2011. 64 min. DVD X6648

Perspectives on Mental Health.
Traces the history of mental health services in India and the changing paradigms of mental illness, treatment, and rehabilitation, underlying these interventions. The models and approaches adopted by various institutions are explored, in the light of the need for low-cost, appropriate and accessible alternatives in the Indian context. 1991. 60 min. PAL format. Video/C 4898

Psychopathology. Psychotherapy.(Discovering Psychology; 21)
Defines and explores schizophrenia, phobias, and affective disorders. Also includes discussions with clinical psychologists who examine various factors that can lead to mental and behavioral disorders. Program 22 describes how theory, research, and practice come together in the treatment of psychological disorders. Also discusses how attitudes toward the mentally ill have been influenced by historical, cultural, and social forces. Video/C 3953:21-22

The Released.
Examines what happens to the hundreds of thousands of mentally ill prisoners when they leave prison and why they return at such alarming rates. Includes the intimate stories of the released, interviews with parole officers, social workers, and psychiatrists. Directed by Miri Navasky & Karen O'Connor. Originally broadcast on the television program Frontline on April 28, 2009. 60 min. DVD X1837

Somebody Waiting.
Shows how life is improved for the institutionalized severely mentally retarded children at Corcoran Cottage at Sonoma State Hospital in California, by witnessing how appropriate environmental stimulation and therapeutic handling make life more pleasant for them. Describes experiences of the staff as they learn to help the children. c1972. 24 min. Video/C MM560

Titicut Follies.
Directed and produced by Frederick Wiseman. Filmed at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater, this documentary shows harsh scenes of the life and treatment of the criminally insane inmates. This video was legally surpressed in Massacusettes for over a decade. 1967. 84 min. DVD 8740; vhs Video/C 1276

Two Days in a Halfway House for the Eotionally Disturbed
Documentary about an emotional crisis stirred by intimacy between two young people recently released from psychiatric hospitals. A pilot film by Richard Cohen and Kevin Rafferty 1973. 23 min. DVD X6352

Untangling the Mind: The Legacy of Dr. Heinz Lehmann
This documentary shows the transformation that has occurred in psychiatric care through the work of Dr. Heinz Lehmann. His greatest legacy came with a single pill, largactil, the first anti-psychotic drug used in North America. By successfully treating patients with this drug, Lehmann introduced the idea that biology plays a role in mental illness. Also includes rare archival footage of doctors performing electric shock therapy and lobotomies to demonstrate how far psychiatric medicine has come and concludes with a visit to a leading brain research center where Lehmann's work is being taken to the next level. 1999. 54 min. Video/C 7655

Warrendale
Based in a residential care facility for psychologically disturbed children, viewers get a close encounter with 12 children, their caretakers, the wide array of emotions expressed and the attempts to guide and nurture these children. Director, Allan 1967. 101 min. DVD X4597

General and Miscellaneous

David with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Provides a unique personal look at what it's like to grow up and live with the effects of FAS, through the words and experiences of a victim and his family. David's condition went undiagnosed for the first 18 years of his life, causing confusion, anger, and pain for him and his adoptive family. 1996. 45 min. Video/C 4959

Dialogues with Madwomen.
Features seven women--including the filmmaker--describing their experiences with manic depression, multiple personalities, schizophrenia, euphoria, and recovery. Candid interviews are combined with dramatic reenactments and visualizations of each women's history, emotions, and dreams--the private symbols of madness and sanity. Produced by Irving Saraf and Allie Light. 1993. 90 min. DVD X2395; vhs Video/C 3544

Awards
Emmy Award - Outstanding Interview/Interviewer(s) - Programs
Sundance Film Festival - Freedom of Expression Award

Women Make Movies catalog description

Jones, A.L. "Dialogues with Madwomen." Contemporary Psychology, 1996 Mar, V41 N3:264-265.
Metz, Holly. "Dialogues with Madwomen." Progressive v58, n2 (Feb, 1994): 12.
Weber, Bruce. "Dialogues with Madwomen." New York Times v143 (Tue, August 2, 1994):B2(N), C20(L), col 3, 17 col in.

First Break
Three young adults living with a diagnosis of mental illness and their families courageously come forward and illuminate, with compelling candour, their personal experiences. Over a one-year period Simon, Ariadne and Shelly allow us to share in their ongoing challenge of living with mental illness, and its impact on their self-identities and family relationships. 1997. 51 min. Video/C 5806

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Hope on the Street
Examines how mental illness impacts families, the personal battles it creates, and the resources available to those who suffer from it. Features several people with mental illnesses who are often homeless and also looks at Kin Lim, a mental health care professional who has spent 13 years working with the homeless mentally ill. The film looks beneath the tattered clothes to reveal human beings who can be rehabilitated with access to treatment, medication and quality care. 2002. 56 min. Video/C MM256

In the Realms of the Unreal: The Mystery of Henry Darger
Presents a haunting portrait of Henry Darger, a reclusive janitor by day and a visionary artist by night. He spent his childhood in an Illinois asylum and led a quiet, nearly solitary existence as a adult, but his imaginary life was exciting and colorful. When he died in Chicago in 1973, his landlady discovered in his room 300 paintings some over 10 feet long, and a 15,000 page illustrated novel, "The realms of the unreal." A film by Jessica Yu. 82 min. 2004. DVD 4057

Jupiter's Wife
Follows Maggie, a homeless woman in New York's Central Park who wanders the park with her pack of dogs and a backpack. She claims to be the daughter of the actor Robert Ryan and married to the Roman god Jupiter. The film follows her for two years, trying to uncover the truth behind her cryptic stories. Produced and directed by Michel Negroponte. 1994. 78 min. Video/C 8349

Madness (Brain; 7).
Examines mental illness as a possible dysfunction of the brain rather than a condition caused by life experience, focusing on severe schizophrenia. Includes interviews and conversations with several schizophrenics and their families, explaining the symptoms of the condition. Discusses theories of schizophrenia as a brain disorder, possibly with genetic and/or biochemical roots and treatable with medication. 1984. 60 min. Video/C 961

Madness.
Hosted by Jonathan Miller. 60 min ea.

To Define True Madness. Program explores views of mental illness throughout the history of Western society, and examines why so little progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric conditions. Program examines art and literature to describe cultural attitudes toward insanity and poses questions about the mentally ill that have perplexed humanity throughout the ages. Scenes of psychiatric treatments and interviews with mentally ill patients explore what it means to be insane, how it feels to those who experience it and how it is diagnosed by doctors and psychiatrists. DVD 7409 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 3695

Out of Sight. Reviews the history of the rise and decline of asylums and other institutions for the mentally ill. Beginning with family care in the Middle Ages, this program traces custodial care and treatment of the insane through its greatest transformations in the 19th century to its peak in the 1950s and its present-day decline. Historical records, re-enactments, rare archival footage and scenes from modern facilities enable the viewer to explore the history of mental institutions and to understand the current policies of deinstitutionalization. DVD 7410 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 3696

Brain Waves. The program begins with the contemporary use of electroshock treatment and then travels back to the time of Phineas Gage, who suffered severe brain injuries in 1848 that had major effects on his personality. Gage's case highlights important developments in the 19th-century understanding of the brain and its functions, and the development of prefrontal lobotomies. Understanding the brain led to experiments with drug therapy, insulin shock, electroshock therapy, and psychosurgery. DVD 7411 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 3697

In Two Minds. The final program concentrates on schizophrenia and how today's treatments reflect the current understanding of mental illness. Highlighting the controversy over whether or not the illness of schizophrenia exists, the program outlines growing evidence that it may arise from pathologies in the form and function of the brain. A number of schizophrenic patients and their treatments are presented, including one undertaken in Trieste, Italy, where patients are treated as much like normal citizens as possible. 60 min. DVD 7413 [preservation copy]; Video/C 3699

The Talking Cure. This program examines psychotherapy, or the "talking" cure, pioneered by Sigmund Freud and carried on in various manifestations to the present. The program looks at Freud's contributions to the understanding of mental illness and then examines the influence of psychotherapy in the 20th century and highlights some of the "talking" cure's contemporary variations, such as family and child therapy. DVD 7412 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 3698

In Two Minds. The final program concentrates on schizophrenia and how today's treatments reflect the current understanding of mental illness. Highlighting the controversy over whether or not the illness of schizophrenia exists, the program outlines growing evidence that it may arise from pathologies in the form and function of the brain. A number of schizophrenic patients and their treatments are presented, including one in Trieste, Italy, where patients are treated as much like normal citizens as possible. DVD 7413 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 3699

Manganese: Aberrant/Violent Behavior.
Five television programs present a variety of views on possible physiological causes of violent behavior with individuals postulating that elevated levels of manganese or other chemical imbalances could be the causal factor in violent crimes and behaviors which could be successfully treated with vitamin, mineral and enzyme therapies. Includes discussions of research with testing and treatment of prisoners by vitamin therapy. ABC TV Day One (25 min.) -- Willie Brown TV program / KCRA-TV (18 min.) -- NBC TV "Leeza show" #1 (26 min.) -- NBC TV "Leeza show" #2 (10 min.) -- Pfeiffer Treatment Center (12 min.). 91 min. Video/C 8696

My Friend Paul
A film portrayal of the friendship of filmmaker, Jonathan Berman and his childhood friend Paul, a bank robber and manic depressive. Includes footage from childhood films and interviews with friends and relatives. Raises issues about mental illness, criminality, and the meanings of responsibility and friendship. c1999. 58 min. Video/C 7828

Not by the Book.
This documentary explores the stigma and ignorance surrounding one of our society's greatest taboos: mental illness. Portrays the essence of such disorders as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, and conveys the wonders of healing and wellness. Includes commentary by sufferers and their families. A film by Kari Skogland. 1994. 52 min. Video/C MM731

Picturing Aphasia
The people with aphasia interviewed in this film, tell of the confusion, anger, loneliness and struggles that they went through because of the aphasia. The use of animated panels provide a visual explanation of the interviewees' stories for people with aphasia. For others they offer a representation of the effect of losing one's ability to communicate. 30 min. DVD X631

Psychopathology. Psychotherapy.(Discovering Psychology; 21)
Defines and explores schizophrenia, phobias, and affective disorders. Also includes discussions with clinical psychologists who examine various factors that can lead to mental and behavioral disorders. Program 22 describes how theory, research, and practice come together in the treatment of psychological disorders. Also discusses how attitudes toward the mentally ill have been influenced by historical, cultural, and social forces. Video/C 3953:21-22

Recovering Hope: Mothers Speak Out About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
An intimate video about the mothers and families of children who are affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Created for viewing by women in recovery and their counselors, the film is divided into two half-hour episodes. Eight women tell their stories. They speak out about how alcohol use during pregnancy affected their children, how they are learning effective new ways to parent, and how they are recovering hope for the future. Six researchers and clinicians support these stories by explaining the physical, mental, behavioral and learning disabilities associated with FASD. 2004. 60 min. DVD X3709

Refrigerator Mothers
From the 1950s through the early 1970s, the American medical establishment thought it had found the cause of autism: poor mothering. Doctors presumed that the bizarre behaviors of autistic children - rigid rituals, difficulty with speech, extreme self-isolation - stemmed from their mothers' emotional frigidity. We now know that autism is a brain disorder, not the result of poor parenting. But for a whole generation of women branded as cold "refrigerator mothers," the damage had already been done. 2002. 54 min. Video/C 9687

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Understanding the Defiant Child
Offering a clear picture of children who routinely demonstrate negative, hostile, and defiant behavior, this documentary illuminates the nature and causes of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). Featuring Dr. Russell Barkley, the film also shows real-life scenes of family interactions and interviews with parents. Dist.: Guilford Publications. c1997. 35 min. DVD 6552

Voices from Silence
Investigates the abuse of psychiatric patients featuring testimonies from survivors of abuse in psychiatric institutions in New York State. A production of the Witness Project which uses video technology to investigate human rights abuses. 2002. 12 min. DVD 3265
Witness web site

We Don't Live Under Normal Conditions
In a three day marathon exchanged, six people share their experiences of isolation, oppression, institutionalization and attempted suicide. They address complex issues about how society is handling depression and despair, discussing mental illness as a societal problem, rather than merely individual pathology. The film places their discussion in a broader context of research and economic analysis, to raise complex issues about how our culture deals with mental "disorder." 1999. 60 min. Video/C 9777

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West 47th Street
This documentary, produced in cinema verite style without interviews or narration, provides an unprecedented window on the lives of four mentally ill people, following them on the streets and out of homeless shelters, in and out of the hospital, at home and at work, over three years. It is set at Fountain House, a rehabilitation program for people with serious mental illness located in New York City's Hell's Kitchen. Producers/directors, Bill Lichtenstein, June Peoples ; editor, Spiro C. Lampros. 2001. 108 min. DVD 2074

World of Abnormal Psychology. Annenberg/CPB Collection, 1992. 30 min. each installment

This series available for online viewing (Requires initial registration at site)[Requires Windows Media player]

Looking at Abnormal Behavior. Explores the practices and principles of psychological assessment, introducing the variety of professionals who might be involved in the process and the tools they use, the biological, psychological, and sociocultural approaches to understanding human behavior. Video/C 4975

The Nature of Stress.This program considers a range of stress responses, including some that are dysfunctional, and examines treatment approaches. Post traumatic stress disorder is studied as an extreme form of stress reaction. Video/C 4975

The Anxiety Disorders.Examines two of the most common anxiety disorders - panic with agoraphobia and generalized anxiety disorder - and shows how psychologists are making headway in treating them. Video/C 4976

Psychological factors and Physical Illness. This program draws on recent research studies in several disciplines that examine the influence of psychological factors on physical health. It focuses on psychological approaches used in the treatment of three medical problems: headaches, heart disease, and cancer. Video/C 4976

Personality Disorders. Identifies eleven personality disorders and concentrates on four: narcissistic, antisocial, borderline, and obsessive-compulsive. Video/C 4977

Substance Abuse Disorders.ocuses on alcohol, cocaine, and nicotine addiction, considers the effects of substance abuse on the individual and society and examines causal factors and treatment approaches. Video/C 4977

Sexual Disorders. Discusses a variety of sexual dysfunctions and sexual disorders (focusing on pedophilia, rape, gender dysphoria and desire, and arousal disorders) and addresses potential psychological, sociocultural, and biological causal factors as well as approaches to treatment. Video/C 4978

Mood Disorders. Psychologists and biologists look at the causes and treatment of both depression and bipolar disorder, and show the progress that has been made in helping people return to productive and satisfying lives. Video/C 4978

The Schizophrenias. Explores what it feels like to live with schizophrenia, what factors are believed to contribute to its onset, and what is being done to treat it. Video/C 4979

Organic Mental Disorders. Focuses on organic mental disorders that result from three causes: physical trauma, disease, and exposure to toxic substances. Assessment, treatment, and prognosis are all addressed. Video/C 4979

Behavior Disorders of Childhood.Visits families of youngsters with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, separation anxiety disorder, and autism. In addition, experts in child development and psychology discuss how to differentiate abnormal behavior from developmental stages. Video/C 4980

Psychotherapies. Allows viewers to "sit-in" on five distinctly different kinds of psychotherapy: psycho-dynamic, cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt, couples, and group. Video/C 4980

An Ounce of Prevention. Examines several community-based projects that focus on specific life stages. Each example uses a unique combination of strategies to lessen the effects of known psychological, sociocultural, environmental, and biological risk factors in the hope that the development of psychological problems do not occur. Video/C 4981

Anxiety-related Disorders (Obessive/Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, et al.)

The Anxiety Disorders.(World of Abnormal Psychology)
Examines two of the most common anxiety disorders - panic with agoraphobia and generalized anxiety disorder - and shows how psychologists are making headway in treating them. Video/C 4976

Anxiety-related Disorders, The Worried Well
Dist.: Films Media Group. 1997. 15 min. each installment

Panic Attacks. This program shows panic attacks as a symptom of other stress-related conditions--specific phobias, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorders--and also as a separate condition. A housewife and businessman tell how panic attacks placed limitations on their daily lives and how they finally sought help and relief. A specialist in behavioral psychotherapy provides professional advice on how to identify panic attacks and what treatments are available. DVD 6663

Obsessive-compulsive Disorder. Intrusive, repetitive thoughts, often of a disturbing nature, are the symptoms of the anxiety-related condition, OCD. In this program, two people with OCD tell their stories. An 18-year-old woman talks about how she feels compelled to perform detailed rituals every day of her life. A man tells how he is tormented by the obsessive belief that he has killed someone. A professional psychiatrist sheds light on this condition. DVD 6664; vhs Video/C 4960

Self-harm. One person in 600 attended to by an emergency unit is a victim of self-harm. Victims of this anxiety-related disorder compulsively cut, burn, or strike themselves to relieve unresolved anxieties. This program shows how victims carry the burden of guilt and shame associated with their actions. Two women, who have regularly harmed themselves for years, share their personal experiences. An expert from a hospital crisis recovery unit explains the theories behind the condition and discusses various treatments. DVD 6665; vhs Video/C 4961

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Examines post-traumatic stress disorder associated with anxiety symptoms following the witnessing of a traumatic event. Discusses the controversy over whether this disorder actually exists. Includes personal accounts of the behavioral changes experienced as a result of traumas by a man who witnessed the deaths of his two teenage daughters and another man who was shot in an IRA ambush. DVD 6666

Eating Disorders.Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa--two conditions rooted in the desire to be slim--are the focus of this program. Two women who suffer with these conditions tell poignant stories of how these compulsive behaviors nearly destroyed their lives and the lives of their respective families. An expert explains the specialized approach used in treating both disorders. DVD 6667

Body Dysmorphic Disorder.Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa--two conditions rooted in the desire to be slim--are the focus of this program. Two women who suffer with these conditions tell poignant stories of how these compulsive behaviors nearly destroyed their lives and the lives of their respective families. An expert explains the specialized approach used in treating both disorders. DVD 6668

Fight or Flight?: Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia.
Portrays the experience of panic disorder with agoraphobia and shows how cognitive-behavioral therapy can provide the skills that sufferers need to attain relief. Detailed accounts from actual clients are accompanied by a step-by-step overview of treatment from cognitive-behavioral therapy specialists. Components described include self-monitoring, controlled breathing, realistic thinking, and internal and external exposure. Also covered are the physical symptoms of anxiety, the risks and benefits of medications, the role of group treatment, and how to maintain gains over time.1998. 47 min. Video/C 6283

I Think They Think: Overcoming Social Phobia.
Portrays the effects of social phobia in sufferers' lives. Featured are interviews with three therapy patients with commentary by cognitive-behavioral therapists. Shows how cognitive behavioral therapy helps clients monitor their fears, challenge automatic and habitual thoughts, and expose themselves gradually to anxiety-provoking situations. The use of social situations and realistic thinking records are modeled. Also covered are the pros and cons of medication use, the role of group treatment and meditation, and coping with setbacks in recovery. 1998. 51 min. Video/C 6282

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Intrusive, repetitive thoughts, often of a disturbing nature, are the symptoms of the anxiety-related condition, OCD. In this program, two people with OCD tell their stories. An 18-year-old woman talks about how she feels compelled to perform detailed rituals every day of her life. A man tells how he is tormented by the obsessive belief that he has killed someone. A professional psychiatrist sheds light on this condition. 1997. 15 min. Video/C 4960

The Wall Within.
Dan Rather examines the plight of the forgotten soldiers, Vietnam War veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and how it has affected their lives and that of their families. Directed by Paul R. Fine, Holly K. Fine, 1988. 50 min. DVD X2762 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C MM586

Wartorn, 1861-2010
Beginning with the first documented cases from the Civil War, the film examines occurrences of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through two World Wars and Vietnam, as well as more recent cases involving soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The stories are told through soldiers' revealing letters and journals; photographs and combat footage; first-person interviews with veterans of WWII, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom; and interviews with family members of soldiers with PTSD. Directed by Jon Alpert and Ellen Goosenberg Kent. Originally produced for television broadcast on HBO in 2010. 68 min. DVD X6530

The Wounded Platoon
Since the Iraq war began, a total of 17 soldiers from Fort Carson have been charged with or convicted of murder, manslaughter or attempted murder committed at home in the United States, and 36 have committed suicide. The Wounded Platoon, investigates a single Fort Carson platoon of infantrymen -- the 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry -- and finds, after a long journey, a group of young men changed by war and battling a range of psychiatric disorders that many blame for their violent and self-destructive behavior. Since returning from Iraq, three members of the 3rd Platoon have been convicted on murder or attempted murder charges; one has been jailed for drunk driving and another for assaulting his wife; and one has attempted suicide. Contents: 1. Third Platoon's first year in Iraq -- 2. Fort Carson confronts a crisis -- 3. Third Platoon's second Iraq tour -- 4. "In Iraq, you've got to be numb" -- 5. Kenny Eastridge -- 6. Coming home -- 7. A reunion. Directed by Dan Edge Originally produced for public television broadcast on May 18, 2010. 90 min. DVD X4859

Depression / Suicide

The Adult Brain: To Think by Feeling.

Explores the adult brain, the critical interplay between reason and emotion and what happens when the balance between the two brain regions that control them goes awry. Strokes, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression are among the conditions investigated that are common causes or results of this imbalance. Looks at research by Roger Pitman of Harvard who is studying a drug to treat PTSD and at the life of writer and psychologist Lauren Slater, as she explains her life-long battle with depression. DVD 9764; vhs Video/C 8771

The Brain-body Connection
Three segments in a television program of Exploring your brain, present the latest research on the link between depression and disease, the brain's role in athletic performance, and the treatment of chronic pain. Covers such topics as the relationship between depression and platelet clotting, how synapses are hardwired, and the development of a drug to block the encoding of pain memories. Contents: Depression and disease / Eileen Dzik (20 min.) -- Sports and the brain / Tracy Day (16 min.) -- Chronic pain / Noel Gunther (20 min.). Dist.: Films Media Group. 2000. 56 min. DVD 7141

The Bridge
Director Eric Steel and his crew spent an entire year looking very carefully at the Golden Gate Bridge. Running cameras for almost every daylight minute, he documented nearly two dozen fatal moments as well as others where suicide was avoided. 2007. 94 min. DVD 8187

Fatal Mistakes: Families Shattered by Suicide
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that for every suicide at least six other people are intimately affected, left to survive the terrible loss. Survivors share their common experience, and the video includes interviews with researchers and clinicians on trends in suicide prevention research. New York, NY : American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, c1998. 45 min. DVD X5315

The Mind: Part 6: Depression.
Follows the lives of several people who suffer from depression or manic-depression illness. Discusses risk of suicide in the chronically depressed person. Offers explanations of the origins of depression and normal mood variations vs. serious chronic symptoms. DVD X1435 [preservation copy]; Video/C 1301:6

More Than Sad: Teen Depression
Features four character vignettes, each designed to present to teens a recognizable picture of depression, reduce fears and misconceptions about treatment, and promote help-seeking behavior among teens. Various symptoms and pathways to treatment are highlighted as well. Directed by Ricki Stern & Annie Sundberg. [New York] : American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, c2009. 26 min. DVD X5316

This Emotional Life
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. Contents: Disc 1. Family, friends & lovers -- Disc 2. Facing our fears -- Disc 3. Rethinking happiness. A film by Kunhardt McGee Originally produced in 2009 for television broadcast. 344 min. DVD X5033

Going to Extremes
This episode of the series Inside Out: Introduction to Psychology looks at 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 Kay Redfield Jamison, author of The Unquiet Mind and Stephen Hinshaw, author of The Years of Silence are Past, adds a significant dimension to the experience and understanding of these illnesses. DVD 8807

The Truth About Suicide: Real Stories of Depression in College
Presents a recognizable picture of depression and other problems associated with suicide, as they are commonly experienced by college students and other young adults. New York : American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, c2003. 27 min. DVD X5314

Eating Disorders / Body Image

Women's Studies (for works about body image and representation)
Food: Production, Consumption, Politics

America the Beautiful
Filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a five year journey to examine America's new obsession: physical perfection. Seeking answers from celebrities, media, academia, as well as everyday Americans, Roberts delves into the origins and deadly risks of our nation's quest for physical perfection and shows how these increasingly unattainable images contribute greatly to the rise in low self-esteem, body dismorphia, and eating disorders for young women and girls who also happen to be the beauty industry's largest consumers. Who actually benefits from this high-priced journey towards this ideal? What are the true costs of our obsession with youth, beauty, and a slender physique? Special features: Deleted scenes; Boris Kodjoe and Reggie Theus on being attractive; Interview with Eve Ensler; Cosmetic ingredients are mislabeled; Girls with eating disorders; Canaries in the coal mine; Meet the victims: guys on the couch; Physiognomy with Stuart Ewen; Interview with Ethie Ann Vare. 2007. 105 min. DVD X2472

Beauty Mark: Body Image & the Race for Perfection
Diana Israel, a Boulder-based psychotherapist and former champion triathlete, talks candidly about her long and agonizing personal struggle with eating disorders and obsessive exercising, fearlessly confronting her own painful past as she attempt to come to terms with American culture's unhealthy fixation on self-destructive ideals of beauty and competitiveness. The film lends context to Israel's personal odyssey with fascinating insights from athletes, bodybuilders, fashion models, and inner-city teens, as well as prominent cultural critics and authors. Directed by Carla Precht & Kathleen Man. 2009. 53 min. DVD X1279

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Anxiety-related Disorders, The Worried Well)
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa--two conditions rooted in the desire to be slim--are the focus of this program. Two women who suffer with these conditions tell poignant stories of how these compulsive behaviors nearly destroyed their lives and the lives of their respective families. An expert explains the specialized approach used in treating both disorders. Dist: Films Media Group. 1997. 15 min. DVD 6668

Body Politics
Around the world, takes a look at women's efforts to change societal attitudes about the "ideal" female form. Featuring historical footage and propaganda from the 19th century, when women were pressured to wear corsets, to the 40s and 50s picturing the "ideal" female figure, to the 1990s, the film presents an interesting contrast with contemporary women who are challenging old attitudes. Women boxers, rock climbers, and runners are seen challenging old assumptions about women's physical abilities. Anorexia is also discussed as a condition arising from younger women's need to attain an impossible physical ideal. Dist.: Films Media Group. c1997. 48 min. Video/C MM56

Bulimia.
Host Hugh Downs examines the dangers of the binge-eating disorder, bulimia, and its effects on victims through interviews with experts; recovered bulimics, including actress Jane Fonda; and the parents of bulimics. Shows scenes of group therapy for eating problems. 1984. 14 min. Video/C 544

Diet unto Death: Anorexia Nervosa.
This documentary examines the causes, symptoms and therapy used to treat a nutritional disorder that causes its victims, usually adolescent girls, to starve themselves. 3/4" UMATIC. 1980. 13 min. Video/C 205

Eating Disorders (Anxiety-related Disorders, The Worried Well)
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa--two conditions rooted in the desire to be slim--are the focus of this program. Two women who suffer with these conditions tell poignant stories of how these compulsive behaviors nearly destroyed their lives and the lives of their respective families. An expert explains the specialized approach used in treating both disorders. Dist: Films Media Group. 1997. 15 min. DVD 6667

Fat
Despite appeals of the multi-billion dollar diet and exercise industries, the United States is getting fatter. The media bombards us with images of thin models exuding the message that to be thin is to be beautiful. But for many, being thin is a difficult, if not impossible, achievement. This documentary examines how the diet industry is contributing to our frustration over unwanted pounds and asks if it is possible for one to be healthy, fit, beautiful - and fat. 1999. 54 min. Video/C MM43

The Human Body: Appearance, Shape and Self-image
Contents: Tattoo: the living canvas -- Cosmetic surgery: the body as medical sculpture -- Branding & piercing the human animal -- Tyranny of perfection: models for the rest of us? -- Weightism: the last acceptable prejudice? -- Weightism: Consequences -- Beauty: cultural differences -- Contesting the beauty contest -- Body image & eating disorders: Onset -- Body image & eating disorders: Crisis -- Body image & eating disorders: the road back -- Aging: the body changes.
This video examines 12 different facets of the human body that impact our preferences and prejudices, which can lead us to attempt dramatic--but not always wise-- alterations of what we look like. Some of the subjects explored include bulimia, anorexia, tattooing, branding, plastic surgery, scarification, body prejudices and "weightism", the impact of "supermodels" and beauty pageants, the effects of aging, and cultural differences in ideas about who is beautiful. Created and produced by Dane Archer. c1998. 38 min. DVD 8359; vhs Video/C 5845

Inside Out: Stories of Bulimia
Bulimia is on the rise, yet it is often portrayed in the media as a kind of "extreme" dieting practiced by models, socialites and others obsessed with their appearance. In reality, this eating disorder can be as hard to overcome as any addiction and affects both men and women from all walks of life. This documentary takes the viewer into the lives of women and men who are struggling to cope with bulimia and its consequences. It combines interviews and observational footage of each of them and their family members illuminating the feelings of compulsion, confusion and desperation endemic to the disorder ... but also the hope of recovery. 2002. 56 min. Video/C 9521

Fanlight Productions catalog description

Losing: A Conversation with the Parents
This distanced narrative, which approximates a soap opera or a TV interview of bereaved relatives of a victim, confronts two means by which food is used as a weapon: the internalized oppression of self-starvation (anorexia nervosa), and starvation because of poverty and economic domination. Rosler exposes underlying social realities from starvation in Third World countries to the phenomenon of dieting and starvation to create an ideal female self in contemporay American culture. A film by Martha Rosler. 1977. 20 min. Video/C 5151

Perfect Illusions: Eating Disorders and the Family
Four young women suffering from eating disorders and their families discuss and explain their experiences. Followed by a special edition of KCTS Connects which follows up, a year later, with two of the women who were profiled in the program. 2002. 84 min. DVD 6541

Slim Hopes: Advertising and the Obsession with Thinness.
Illustrated lecture which explores the manner in which women are portrayed by advertising with the focus on thinness. Discusses the impact this portrayal has on the self images of women and girls and offers a new way to think about eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.

Contents: Impossible beauty -- The waif look -- Constructed bodies -- Food & sex -- Food & control -- The weight loss industry -- Freeing imaginations. Written & presented by Jean Kilbourne. c1995. 30 min. DVD X632; vhs Video/C 4494

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Swallow
This account of two white suburban girls, interspersed with seventies archival media clips, examines the possibility that depression and anorexia are language disorders. The wrongly naming of things, and the subsequent loss of meaning, is one of several devices skillfully and humorously applied to call into question modes of representation. Written, directed, shot & edited by Elisabeth Subrin ; original music by Thalia Zedek. 1995. 28 min. Video/C 8609

Thin: Death by Eating Disorder
Living at the Renfrew Center, Coconut Creek, FL, a residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders for six months, Greenfield and director of photography Amanda Micheli earned the patients' trust, receiving unprecedented access to the meetings, therapy sessions and meals that make up daily life for those undergoing treatment. Through interviews, still photographs and behind-the-scenes footage, the film tells the stories of four women between ages 15 and 30 whose pasts may be different, but are now joined by a common illness. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2005. 103 min. DVD X4717; DVD 6992 (copy 2)

Therapy/Psychological and Psychiatric Practice

Online counselling and therapy videos (via Alexander St. Press)
Counseling and Therapy in Video provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling--400 hours and more than 330 videos on completion.

Activity Group Therapy (Classic Children's Group Therapy Film)
This four part documentary is a rare and fascinating look at the mental health field in the 1950's. A group of 10 and 11 year old boys who are "socially abnormal" are brought together for group therapy sessions. Includes a report on the selection of each "at risk" boy for activity group therapy, the conduct of the therapeutic sessions, and the personality development of the group of emotionally disturbed boys during treatment. The film was made as a training film for psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers and medical students. Originally produced in 1950. 50 min. DVD 9715

Approaches to Therapy
Explains the three types of psychotherapy: psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral. c1990. 30 min. Video/C 5044

The Art of Integrative Counseling and Psychotherapy: 1, Techniques in Action
Counselor Jerry Corey demonstrates an integrative approach to counseling and psychotherapy by enacting individual sessions with Ruth, the central client in his book, Case approach to counseling and psychotherapy. The sessions spanning six months of therapy, are interspersed with commentary by Corey designed to help the therapist achieve an integrative approach to counseling and therapy. 1996. 64 min. Video/C 5036

The Art of Integrative Counseling and Psychotherapy: 2, Challenges for the Counselor
In these futher sessions with Ruth, counselor Jerry Corey focuses on the types of challenges that face every counselor such as resistance, transference, counter-transference, and cultural and individual differences. These four challenging issues are illustrated with commentary by Dr. Corey as well as interviews with a variety of clinicians. 1996. 30 min. Video/C 5037

Assisting Families of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease : Opportunities for Social Workers in the Hospital Setting.
Viewer will see an interview between a social worker and various family members of an Alzheimer's Disease patient. c1990. 20 min. Video/C 2520

Basic Influencing Skills.
A workshop series on microcounseling which introduces helping as a process of interpersonal influence. Allen E. Ivey, Norma B. Gluckstern. 1984. Contents: 1. Basic listening skills / Allen E. Ivey -- 2. Focus / Billy Roberts -- 3. Confrontation vignettes -- 4. Confrontation / Allen E. Ivey -- 5. Directives / Billy Roberts -- 6. Feedback and self-disclosure / Norma Gluckstern -- 7. Logical consequences / Mary Ivey -- 8. Interpretation / Mary Ivey -- 9. Integration of skills / Allen E. Ivey -- 10. Assertiveness training / Norma Gluckstern. 120 min. Video/C 3888

Child-centered Play Therapy: A Clinical Session
This complete and unrehearsed play therapy session demonstrates the process of building a relationship with a child, following the child's lead, facilitating the development of children's strengths, responding to accidents in the playroom, building a child's self-esteem, returning responsibility to the child, participation in a child's play without structuring, empowering children, and dealing with a child reluctant to leave the playroom. With Garry Landreth. Denton, Tex. : Play Therapy Institute, 1997. 50 min. DVD X90

The Conquest of Emptiness: Encounter with Trudi Schoop (Die Eroberung der leere: Begegnung mit Trudi Schoop)
In the 1920s, Trudi Schoop was an internationally famous dancer, but in the early 1950s she began working with long-term psychiatric patients -- a revolutionary idea for its time. In this documentary the now 90-year-old Schoop, shares some of the key lessons and insights she has learned in her long career. The film interweaves interviews with archival footage of her dancing, old documentaries of her pioneering work in dance therapy and recent scenes of her still-vital interactions with patients and pupils. 1992. 48 min. Video/C MM819

Crying for Happiness
Treatment of depression in the elderly is explored from the first-hand perspective of patients and staff at a geriatric day hospital. Focuses on a group of older women who are being treated in a cognitive therapy program that combines pharmacological treatment with group and individual therapy. Filmed at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, Ont. 1990. 90 min. Video/C MM884

The Culture of Emotions: A Cultural Competence and Diversity Training Program
Explores the variety of ways the diverse cultures of America understand mind and body, and the disorders to which mind and body are subject. Designed to introduce cultural competence and diversity skills tomental/behavior health professionals the film features didactic interviews and skill building exercises with distinguished researchers and clinicians from ethnic and culturally diverse populations. Also introduces a diagnostic system for assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders across cultural boundaries, the DSM-IV outline forcultural formation (OCF). 58 min. Video/C 9776

Detecting Dementia: Cognitive Assessment for the Home Healthcare Professional.
Conceived and written in collaboration with Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Washington University and Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. Film discusses techniques used to diagnose Dementia, a disease common among the elderly characterized by progressive deterioration of memory, thinking and day to day functioning. 1990. 20 min. Video/C 2389

Diagnosing Difference
A documentary film featuring thirteen transgender and genderqueer scholars, artists, and activists discussing the impact and implications of the Gender Identity Disorder diagnosis on their lives and communities. Directed by Annalise Ophelian c2009. 64 min. DVD X5071

Family Support Groups: Help for the Families of Alzheimer's Disease Patients.

Tobie Nathan, An Introduction to Ethnopsychiatry (Tobie Nathan, L'ethnopsychiatrie)
Dr. Tobie Nathan, ethnopsychiatrist and Professor of Clinical Psychology and Pathology at the Universite Paris VIII, presents his views on the importance of traditional therapies using a case study to illustrate his analysis. 2005. 53 min. DVD 9776

Family Support Groups: Help for the Families of Alzheimer's Disease Patients.
Videotaped family support group gives a better understanding of how people can help each other during these sessions. Shows some of the functions of the group support leader or facilitator. The viewer will also find that even though each member brings his own strengths and experiences, there are common themes and topics which all caregivers will experience. c1990. 20 min. Video/C 2518

I Think They Think: Overcoming Social Phobia.
Portrays the effects of social phobia in sufferers' lives. Featured are interviews with three therapy patients with commentary by cognitive-behavioral therapists. Shows how cognitive behavioral therapy helps clients monitor their fears, challenge automatic and habitual thoughts, and expose themselves gradually to anxiety-provoking situations. The use of social situations and realistic thinking records are modeled. Also covered are the pros and cons of medication use, the role of group treatment and meditation, and coping with setbacks in recovery. 1998. 51 min. Video/C 6282

The Interpersonal perception task (IPT))
A test designed to find out how people form perceptions of others. Consists of thirty brief scenes showing people in various interactions. Each scene is preceded by a question about the interaction taking place. Based on a research approach developed for the Social Interpretation Task (SIT) by Dane Archer and Robin Akert. c1986. 40 min. DVD 8365

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The Interpersonal Perception Task-15 (IPT-15)
A "self-test" of nonverbal communication and social perception skills which allows viewers a chance to interpret verbal and nonverbal behaviors. Film shows 15 brief scenes of common social interactions each followed by a multiple-choice question, giving the viewer the chance to "decode" something important about the interaction. There is an objectively correct answer for each of the inferences tested and viewers can see how accurate their own interpretations are. 1993. 20 min. DVD 8366; vhs Video/C 3620

The Medicated Child
Ten years ago, stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall were the drugs of choice to treat behavioral issues in children. Today, children as young as four years old, are being prescribed more powerful anti-psychotic medications that are much less understood. The drugs can cause serious side effects and virtually nothing is known about their long-term impact. The increase in the use of anti-psychotics is directly tied to the rising incidence of one particular diagnosis, bipolar disorder. Experts estimate that the number of kids with the diagnosis is now over a million and rising. Written, produced and directed by Marcela Gaviria. Originally presented as a segment on the television program Frontline in 2008. 60 min. DVD 9534

My Mother, My Father: Caring for Aging Parents.
Explores the issues involved in caring for elderly parents by focusing on the various ways in which four families are handling the problem. Includes interviews with parents and their families. 1984. 33 min. Video/C 2314

My Mother, My Father: Seven Years Later.
Revisits each of the four families that were shown providing care for an aging parent in the 1984 production My mother, my father, caring for aging parents. Explores the changes that have taken place over the years in family dynamics and in caregiving needs. 1991. 42 min. Video/C 4572

Parent-child Interaction Therapy
Demonstrates the parent-child interaction therapy approach for helping children who present conduct problem behavior. Focuses on improving the relationship between parent and child by teaching parents specific skills to develop a nurturing, secure bond with their child. Parents learn specific strategies for improving child compliance through consistent limit setting. American Psychological Association, 2008. 105 min. DVD 9630

Play Therapy (Making Contact with Children Through Play Therapy)
Lecturer, Garry Landreth. Denton, TX : Play Therapy Institute, 2003. 60 min. each installment.

Therapeutic Dimensions of the Play Terapy Relationship
Lecturer, Garry Landreth. Lecture on making contact with children through play therapy. Covers essential dimensions in facilitating play therapy relations, four healing messages, necessary conditions for helping children grow, and helping children to discover their own resources. DVD 9118

Understanding Play Behavior and Themes in Play Therapy
Lecturer, Garry Landreth. From the workshop "Making contact with children through play therapy." Lecture on making contact with children through play therapy. Covers meaning in children's play, identifying four messages revealed in children's play, stages in the play therapy process, and theme development in children's play. Touches on difficult issue of confidentiality in play therapy. DVD 9119

Therapeutic Limit Setting in Play Therapy: Purpose, Areas, and ACT Model
Discusses purposes for limit setting, areas where limits are needed, practical issues in limit setting, ACT model of therapeutic limit setting, helping children develop self-control, therapist's role in limit setting, case examples of limit setting, and what to do when children break the limits. DVD 9120

The Play Therapist's Language of Change: Releasing Children's Creative Capacities
Discusses characteristics of facilitative responses, demonstrating how to respond to children's questions, anger and desire to leave, etc., the process of helping children learn self responsibility, and suggests ways to keep the child in the lead in the therapeutive process. Also, presents four essential questions to ask in evaluating the therapists' responses. DVD 9121

Toys & Materials for Play Therapy
Presents the criteria for selecting appropriate toys and materials for play therapy, categories of toys and minimum essential materials that should be available for a session when the play therapy room is not available, places to conduct play therapy sessions and helpful hints for responding to children's behaviors in the playroom. DVD 9122

Prisoners of Silence.
Facilitated communication (FC) is a controversial new technique which is profoundly altering the lives of people with autism and their families. Heralded by many as a breakthrough technique for communicating with nonverbal people with autism, it is being rejected by many scientists as simply not real. 1997. 56 min. Video/C 5032

Psychogenic Diseases in Infancy
A glimpse of the history of child psychiatry and psychology in the early 1950s. Illustrates how disturbances of emotional relations within the DYAD (the mother-child unit) are among the factors operative in the etiology of psychogenic diseases in infancy which are classified from this viewpoint. Consists primarily of footage of infants with various psychological & emotional problems. The film is silent with titles and mostly consists of babies being observed in their cribs. Videodisc release of the 1952 film from the New York University Film Library. 20 min. DVD 9712

Psychotherapy of Children with Conduct Disorders Using Games and Stories
Psychotherapist Richard A. Gardner demonstrates his approach to working with children who present conduct disorders. Children with conduct disorders are often incapable of understanding their own behaviour, making this therapy very difficult. In this session Dr. Gardner works with a 12-year old girl who refuses to interact with him but through playing a therapeutic board game called "The Talking, Feeling, and Doing Game" shows increased willingness to disclose her feelings. American Psychological Association; 2005. 40 min. DVD 9629

SCID 101 for DSM-IV: Taining Video for the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID)
A didactic presentation, in 8 tapes, of the principles and techniques of administering the SCID (structured clinical interview) for DSM-IV axis I disorders. Contents: Tape 1. Introduction, conventions and usage -- Tape 2. Overview -- Tape 3. Module A. Mood episodes and dysthymic disorder -- Tape 4. Module D. Mood disorders -- Tape 5. Modules B and C. Psychotic SXS and disorders -- Tape 6. Module E. Substance use disordersTape 7. Module F. Anxiety disorders -- Tape 8. Module G, H, I, J. Somatoform, eating, adjustment and optional disorders. With 117-page user's guide; pages bear numbering corresponding to SCID sections. c1996. 8 videocassettes (11 hours). Video/C 8042

Techniques of Play Therapy: A Clinical Demonstration
This video presents segments of play therapy sessions with five different children between 4 and 12 years of age. In the process of working with these children, a number of different play therapy techniques are demonstrated. 1994. 50 min. Video/C 5038

The Temperament Program: A Series of Videotapes on Temperament for Health-Care Providers
Two psychiatrists, two physicians and a nurse comment on the many "styles" of child personalities and associated behaviors and give concrete suggestions on how to cope with problem behaviors. Contents: Tape 1. Using temperament concepts to prevent behavior problems (22 min.) -- Tape 2. Understanding the high-intensity, slow-adapting child (22 min.) -- Tape 3. Understanding the high-activity, slow-adapting child with low rhythmicity (20 min.) -- Tape 4. Understanding the withdrawing child with high sensitivity & intensity (22 min.). 1995. 86 min. Video/C 5021

Therapy Choices.
Focuses on alternatives to traditional individual psychotherapy, such as group therapy, family therapy, and self-help approaches. Produced by Coastline Community College.1990. 29 min. Video/C 5045

Thicker Than Water: Social Work and Family Concerns for Alzheimer's Patients.
Families visiting relatives who have Alzheimer's Disease may become emotional even under the best of nursing home settings. This video demonstrates the systematic interaction of a social worker in a nursing home setting and a visiting family member who is distraught. c1990. 15 min. Video/C 2519

Three Approaches to Counseling: with Allen E. Ivey.
Demonstrates, through interviews, the idea that more than one method of counseling (or interviewing) may be appropriate and successful in treating any given client.

Contents: 1. Psychodynamic dream analysis (36 min.) -- Logotherapy dereflection technique (21 min.) -- Assertiveness training (27 min.). 1983. Video/C 5035

Working with Asian American Clients
Demonstrates the cultural issues of the Asian American community in counseling. In this session, Dr. Jean Lau Chin works with a 40-year-old woman who immigrated to the United States from Vietnam who is dealing with issues surrounding her family's reactions to her separation from her husband. Dr. Chin emphasizes Asian cultural values as interpreted by the client, including the importance of family needs over that of the individual. Her overall approach can be used with clients from any culture because it stresses the importance of difference and provides a framework for developing cultural competence when working with diverse populations as opposed to stereotyping all ethnic clients from a particular group as the same. Host, Jon Carlson ; guest therapist, Jean Lau Chin. 2005. 100 min. DVD 7190

Working with Children Who Have Experienced Neglect or Abuse.
Demonstrates Dr. Crenshaw's approach to recontextualize the act of injustice that has occurred in the client family. The offender must come to think of his or her behavior as wrongful, and the victim must come to see what has happened as just a small part of a larger life picture. This restorative justice model helps children and families come to a new understanding of what has happened to them. American Psychological Association, 2005. 105 min. DVD 6546

Historic/Vintage Psychology and Psychiatry Films

Historic Hypnosis Films
Photographic studies in hypnosis / prepared by Lester F. Beck (1930s, 10 min.) -- Unconscious motivation / Lester F. Beck, University of Oregon Dept. of Psychology (1949, 39 min.). Photographic studies in hypnosis: This silent film shows a woman being hypnotized and includes both pre and post hypnosis scenes. The hypnotist demonstrates how a patient's mind can be manipulated as he pinpricks and burns his patient with controlled and suggestive reactions. Unconscious motivation: This unrehearsed session of hypnosis features two students whom are given false memories. The pair are then tested about their memories and are given some basic psychological tests to see the effects of the hypnosis. DVD 9762

Historic Military Psychology Films.
DVD 9725

Disc One: Management of mass casualties, Pt. X: Management of psychological casualties / [produced by] U.S. Army (1958, 24 min.) -- Psychological operations in support of international defense and development assistance programs / [produced by] U.S. Army (Pt. 1-2, 1968, 24 min.) Management of mass casualties, pt. X: Management of psychological casualties. Depicts symptoms for recognizing psychological casualties of war. Procedures are recommended for sorting and treating normal, mild, moderate and severe reactions of this type. Psychological operations in support of international defense and development assistance programs: U.S. Army film showing how psychological operations can be used to help a government win the hearts and minds of people.

Disc Two: Preventive psychiatry in the Navy (1950s, 16 min.) -- Moral leadership: the whole man / U.S. Air Force (1963, 22 min.) -- Combat fatigue: insomnia (1945, 20 min.) -- Shades of gray (1954, 12 min.) Preventive psychiatry in the Navy: The military made this film to show a soldier how to keep a clean bill of mental health and how to avoid activities that can lead to a breakdown. Moral leadership: the whole man: In this film, an Air Force sergeant faces moral and psychological dilemmas and must deal with his psychological overload to find a balance between home life and work life. Combat fatigue: insomnia: In this film, a young man must learn to take control of his mind to overcome his insomnia. Shades of gray: Learn about the psychological handling of shell-shocked soldiers in this military psychology film from the 1950s.

Historic NGO & Bovernmental Mental Health Treatments Programs Films
Booked for safekeeping / Louisiana Association for Mental Health ; written and directed by George C. Stoney (1960, 32 min.) --The inner city / Wilding Picture Productions (1958, 10 min.). Booked for safekeeping: A training film for police officers. Demonstrates the intelligent management of mentally ill persons by members of the police department of a large city, showing how to care for patients who are not violent. Shows in detail methods of dealing with patients who are violent or potentially violent. Stresses the importance of treatment in the first few hours, and discusses the need for medical assistance in jails. The inner city: This film shows how the United Fund of St. Louis supports the care of emotionally disturbed and severely handicapped and orphaned children. It presents their stories in a very emotional and touching way. A remarkable historical look at charity agencies in the 1950s. 42 min. DVD 9721

Historic Psychiatric Therapy Films
Contents: Angry boy / Michigan Department of Mental Health ; written and produced by Irving Jacoby ; directed by Alexander Hammid (1950, 31 min.) -- Broken appointment / Mental Health Film Board ; made by Affiliated Film Producers (1955, 21 min.) -- Preventive psychiatry in the Navy (1955, 16 min.) Three films stressing preventative mental health treatments as effective tools for managing emotions. Angry boy: "Who can understand Tommy, even when he tries to tell us how he feels...because behavior itself hides as much as it reveals." This is the story of Tommy, who is caught going through his teacher's purse. Tommy visits a therapist who helps him work through his feelings and Tommy learns to control his emotions. Broken appointment: Traces the resolution of fears of a couple expecting a child, while showing the development of a young public health nurse to a mature realization of the importance of human contact between the professional and the patient and an understanding that emotional difficulties can interfere with physical welfare. Preventive psychiatry in the Navy: This military made film aims to train soldiers how to keep a clean bill of mental health and to avoid activities that can lead to a mental breakdown. DVD 9713

The Homosexuals
A CBS Reports program that underscores the difference between modern (1966) sexual morals and those of the dominant culture. Mike Wallace attempts to give even-handed treatment to a subject very much taboo at the time by concluding that homosexuality is most probably a disease, mainly a male phenomenon, involving those incapable of maintaining deep and long lasting relationships. Gore Vidal makes an appearance and sounds a modern tone in the depths of this 40-year old stopped time piece, but his insights and observations are cut into pieces amidst much broader coverage of insistent anti-homosexual psychologists on the one hand and shadowy interviews with male homosexuals. A media history landmark produced in the same New York City that three years later saw the Stonewall riots that began the modern era of gay power activism. DVD 8569

Let There Be Light.
Directed by John Huston. Made for the United States Army by John Huston that shows the treatment of combat neuropsychiatric patients in an Army hospital. The film follows 75 U.S. soldiers who have sustained debilitating emotional trauma and depression. A series of scenes chronicle their entry into a psychiatric hospital, their treatment and eventual recovery. Considered to be too controversial and disturbing, the film was suppressed by the military (confiscated by the Army Signal Corps), until it premiered in New York and at the Cannes Film Festival in 1981. 1946. 58 min. DVD X2866 (restored version); also DVD 5802; Video/C MM465; also on Video/C MM334

Point of Return
This program, narrated by Dr. Karl Menninger, Director of the Menninger Foundation, deals with the problem of suicide. The purpose stated in this film is "to enable people to better understand the nature of this strange, tragic act." This objective is achieved by means of a simulated suicide portrayal followed by a group discussion of the behavioral characteristics of the man shown in the case, as well as suicidal persons in general. This discussion group is composed of professionals who deal with suicide cases including psychiatrists, a social worker and the director of a suicide prevention center. Statistics on suicide and the need for suicide prevention programs are also discussed. 1964. 24 min. DVD 9732

Psychogenic Diseases in Infancy
A glimpse of the history of child psychiatry and psychology in the early 1950s. Illustrates how disturbances of emotional relations within the DYAD (the mother-child unit) are among the factors operative in the etiology of psychogenic diseases in infancy which are classified from this viewpoint. Consists primarily of footage of infants with various psychological & emotional problems. The film is silent with titles and mostly consists of babies being observed in their cribs. Videodisc release of the 1952 film from the New York University Film Library. 20 min. DVD 9712

Psychological Operations in Support of International Defense and Development Assistance Programs
U.S. Army film showing how psychological operations can be used to help a government win the hearts and minds of people. 1968. 26 min. DVD 3728

The Relaxed Wife
Pfizer commercial for tranquilizers. Remarkable, surreal industrial film promoting "Atarax," a tranquilizer, and asserting how "ataraxic medicines" can help us all to achieve the relaxed state we long for. Created by Coni Johnston, Mel London, Joseph Cole, Bert Spielvogel, Tracy Ward (a pseudonym for Virginia Bell) and by Rune Hagman, Delores Phox, Jeanne Sharp, Dick Brophy, M. Opelle, Herb Hagens. 1957. DVD 9754; DVD 7125; vhs Video/C 9299

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Shades of Gray
Produced by U.S. Army Pictorial Service; directed by Joseph E. Henabery, 1948. This dramatized documentary geared towards psychologists, portrays various mental disorders experienced by soldiers during training and combat ranging from mild anxiety states to severe depressive reactions and paranoid psychoses. The film traces the life patterns of each affected soldier and relates his early familial and environmental experiences to the circumstances which precipitate his mental breakdown. Demonstrates methods of psychotherapy, including emotional catharsis, narcoanalysis, hypnotic suggestions, and group therapy, and makes the point that in terms of mental health, no one is either "black" or "white"; everyone is a shade of "gray." 33 min. DVD 9763

Symptoms in Schizophrenia
Filmed in the 1930s, this silent film demonstrates four types of schizophrenia. Filmed at various New York institutions, it shows patients singly and grouped in large outside recreational areas. Some patients are blindfolded. Symptoms shown include: social apathy, delusions, hallucinations, hebephrenic reactions, cerea flexibilitas, rigidity, motor stereotypes, posturing, and echopraxia. Produced by Psychological Cinema Register of the Pennsylvania State College. 13 min. DVD 9760

Vintage Adolescent Psychology Films.
DVD 9734

Disc 1: Age 13 (1955, 27 min.) -- Age of tumoil (1953, 19 min.) -- Discipline during adolescence (1958, 17 min.) -- Boy with a knife (1956, 20 min.) -- Cheating (1952, 12 min.) Age 13: This is a beautiful, dark film by Sid Davis that shows the downward spiral of a young 13 year old boy after the death of his mother. Age of turmoil: Aimed perhaps more at parents than teenagers, this films shows what six different teens do during their day while explaining the how and why of their actions in regards to their changing adolescent world. Discipline during adolescence: Showing multiple ways to parent, this film follows a father's choice of punishment for a rebellious son and also a mother's choice. In the end, neither options seem to work very well. Which way would you choose? Boy with a knife: A young boy with a troubled home life uses a knife to gain control over his environment and the people around him. Chuck Connors, as a social worker, helps him find and understand the better path. Narrated by Richard Widmark. Cheating: John Taylor is caught cheating when he struggle with his math studies and gets "extra" help from his friend Mary. His classmates verbally abuse him as he learns the consequences of cheating are harsh in this classic film.

Disc 2: Am I trustworthy (1950, 11 min.) -- Understanding your ideals (1950, 14 min.) -- Are you popular (1947, 10 min.) -- What about prejudice (1950, 12 min.) -- A chance to play (1950, 19 min.) Am I trustworthy: Young Johnny, who feels left out because he wasn't elected treasurer, learns an important lesson about being trustworthy. Understanding your ideals: In this film a young man learns that to be healthy one must understand the difference between the important things in life, like family, love and kindness and the unimportant things, like cars, popularity and superficiality. Are you popular: One of the most well known of all of the social guidance films, Are You Popular, covers everything a young adult needs to know to be a good friend, or more importantly to be popular. Full of stereotypes while trying to explain why conformity is great. What about prejudice?: A positive film looking toward the social benefits of keeping an open mind and embracing all cultures, regardless of color, religion or creed. This film encourages teens to look within themselves, as opposed to listening to the racist teachings of society, to find the sources and reasons behind prejudice. A chance to play: Recreation opportunities, especially in the form of good public recreational facilities, are a vital part of maintaining a healthy society, according to this 1950 film. Giving juvenile delinquents a place to spend their time safely and constructively is a big part of that.

Disc 3: Measure of a man (1962, 22 min.) -- Where does it get you (1946, 16 min.) -- How to say no: Moral maturity (1951, 11 min.) -- Social acceptability (1957, 19 min.) Measure of a man: Three boys face peer pressure to drink while cruising the town trying to pick up girls. One of the young men stands up for what he believes in and leaves his friends, along with their drinking and driving ways. Measure of a Man shows that alcohol abuse and addiction require the ability to make some extremely hard decisions in order to get better. Where does it get you? Shows the effects of alcohol abuse and alcoholism on the human body with great descriptions of how the drug alters judgment, perception, and reaction times. How to say no: Moral maturity: High school students suggest ways of saying "no" without antagonizing friends. On saying "no" to drinking, smoking and petting ... and still keeping face in front of friends at the same time. Social acceptability: This is a heart wrenching film about fitting in socially, how painful social experiences can be as an adolescent, and all the different false stereotypes that are given to teens by their peer group.

Vintage Psychology Films.
DVD 9724

Disc One: Broken appointment / Mental Health Film Board ; made by Affiliated Film Producers (1955, 30 min.) -- The empty life / Oklahoma State Dept. of Health (1963, 23 min.) -- Face in the mirror / Jam Handy Organization ; produced for the Frigidaire Division of General Motors Corp. (1940, 26 min.) Broken appointment: Traces the resolution of fears of a couple expecting a child, while showing the development of a young public health nurse to a mature realization of the importance of human contact between the professional and the patient and an understanding that emotional difficulties can interfere with physical welfare. The empty life: This film is focused on the problem of "boredom." However, the film really ends up showing us a variety of psychological troubles facing Americans such as depression and anger. The face in the mirror: A psychological film for salesmen, this movie shows an introspective, self-reflective side to the art of business sales. Includes examples of good and bad selling and enables salesmen to see themselves as others see them.

Disc Two: Photographic studies in hypnosis / prepared by Lester F. Beck (1940s: 10 min.) -- Point of return / Oklahoma State Dept. of Health ; narrated by Karl Menninger (1964, 23 min.) -- Unconscious motivation / Lester F. Beck, University of Oregon Dept. of Psychology (1949, 39 min.). Photographic studies in hypnosis: An older silent film showing a woman getting hypnotized and then put through some ultra-bizarre experiments. Point of return: This film is about all the events leading up to a man's suicide attempt. Afterwards, a roundtable of doctors discuss the victim's actions and possible rehabilitation and psychological healing techniques that could help him. Unconscious motivation: This is a filmed unrehearsed session of hypnosis with two students who are given false memories and take psychological tests.

Vintage Psychological Experiment Films
Pt. 1. Growth study of Johnny and Jimmy (1940, 39 min.) -- Pt. 2. Judging emotional behavior (1940, 23 min.) -- Pt. 3. Experimental studies in the social climates of groups (1940, 41 min.) Growth study of Johnny and Jimmy: This film documents the changing physical and psychological development in two babies. Watching the two people change over time is interesting, as differences in motor skills, mental development and personality become visible at an early age. Judging emotional behavior: An interesting study of human behavior when two people are told a story and their reactions to the story are taped. Just the reactions are shown and then the reactions are replayed with the story audible. How did your perception of their reactions change after hearing the story? Experimental studies in the social climates of groups: Three groups of children are formed into groups with each group assigned an adult leader with an authoritarian, hands-off or democratic style of leading. Each group of kids responds much differently to each new type of leader, showing us the important influence of leaders in social behavior. DVD 9723

Vintage Troubled Youth Psychology Films.
DVD 9714

Part I: The bully / produced by Young America Films (1952, 11 min.) -- The dropout / Mental Health Film Board ; made by Affiliated Film Producers (1962, 28 min.) -- The good loser / Young America Films (1953, 11 min.) The bully: A young and confused adolescent thinks that taking things by force and extortion is the right way to get what he wants. His peers find a way to foil his bully ways and the aggressive young man learns a little something about life and how to treat people. The dropout: A dramatization about a youngster who leaves high school without graduating is used to show how a community, through remedial reading programs, work-experience programs, and other educational activities may tackle the problem of underachievement. Most of the situations still seem realistic, even 40 years later. This film was shot in Los Angeles. The good loser: When you're used to winning everything, it comes as a shock to the system when someone else beats you! Young Ray learns this lesson when he is defeated by a girl, after he helped her prepare for the competition.

Part II: The gossip / Sid Davis Productions (1953, 11 min.) -- The outsider / Young America Films (1951, 12 min.) -- The procrastinator / Centron Productions (1952, 12 min.) The gossip: A young woman rejects the advances of a male classmate on a weekend date. The next day at school, the young man spreads false rumors about "what happened" on the date, and the young woman is victimized and terrorized by fellow classmates until she has to drop out of school. The outsider: Sometimes we only feel like an outsider when we aren't. Sometimes we are an outsider but could change our social behaviors to become less of an outsider and gain more acceptance by our peers. Follow the journey of one young woman as she discovers these truths of painful adolescent emotional reality. The procrastinator: Jean is handed a lot of responsibility in her extra-curricular activities at school, but when she fails to plan ahead and manage her time wisely, she can't pull off what she was supposed to and her friends get mighty upset with her. She learns a valuable lesson in time management and procrastination in this film.

Part III: The show off / Centron Productions (1954, 11 min.) -- The snob / (1958, 14 min.) -- The Troublemakers (1959, 12 min.) The show off: The pranksters and show-offs in this classroom have taken over, and no one is stopping them. Poor behavior like this reflects on the entire class, and the class clown is silenced with the right methods of social guidance. The snob: One of the girls at this high school is branded by practically everyone (even her parents?) as a "snob" who thinks she is too good for everybody. This film shows that she wasn't being snobbish, but rather, the social interactions between her and others are just a little off-kilter. The troublemakers: Some people just feel the need to start trouble, make up rumors and talk smack about others in order to get ahead or make themselves look or feel better. This film examines just why and how the process takes place in the mind of a troubled teen.

Works on Individual Psychologists/Psychiatrists

[Ainsworth, Mary]Mary Ainsworth: Attachment and the Growth of Love.
Reviews Mary Ainsworth's studies on attachment behavior and shows how attachment can lead to the growth of loving relationships. Attachment theory is cited by developmental and clinical psychologists as a framework for understanding the impact of emotional ties on individuals throughout the course of their lives. With her pioneer research into the nature of infant-caregiver attachments, Mary Ainsworth provided both the methodology and data for future investigations of how early experiences affect personality development. Includes biographical information about Mary Ainsworth, the influence of John Bowlby upon her work, and the influence ethologists like Lorenz and Harlow had upon both of them. Includes visuals from Ainsworth's observational study of mothers and babies in Uganda in 1955, as well as segments from the Robertson hospital film and the Baltimore study. Dist.: Davidson Films. 2009. 38 min. DVD X4219

[Erikson, Erik H.] Erik H. Erikson: A Life's Work
Using archival materials and newly shot footage, this film introduces the rich wisdom of Erik H. Erikson. Best known for his identification of eight stages of the life cycle, Erikson spent a lifetime observing and studying the way in which the interplay of genetics, cultural influences and unique experiences produces individual human lives. This film combines biographical information about Erkison with his theoretical proposals to present an understanding of the relationship between the life experience of a theorist and the work that is produced. Dist.: Davidson Films. c1992. 38 min. DVD X4625; Video/C 8508

[Freud, Sigmund]Freud Under Analysis (Nova ).
Traces the development of Freud's contributions from his background in neurology and the influence of nineteenth-century scientific thought. Explores and raises questions about Freud's theories, and also raises issues about the scientific method. 1986?. 58 min. DVD 7313 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 985

[Freud, Sigmund]The Ratman
A dramatization of Freud's discovery of infantile sexuality. Enacts the psychoanalytic sessions between Freud and a young man who suffered from an obsessional neurosis involving the image of a rat gnawing on his father's dead body. 1974. 53 min. Video/C 182

[Freud, Sigmund] Sigmund Freud: Exploring the Unconscious
A biography of the world-famous Austrian doctor who revolutionized the treatment of the mentally ill by analyzing the mind and its illnesses by introducing the idea of the unconscious self. Features archival film footage with commentary by authors, academics and historians. Produced and written by Adam Sternberg. Supplementary feature accompanying: Young Indiana Jones. 22 min. DVD X233

[Freud, Sigmund]The Story of Anna O.
Dramatizes the case history of Anna O., who caused Sigmund Freud to develop his theory on the origins of hysteria and his practice of psychoanalysis. 1979. 19 min. Video/C 186

[Jung, Carl Gustav]Carl Jung and the Journey to Self Discovery
A biography of the Swiss pychoanalyst Carl Jung, an influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology who emphasized the importance of balance and harmony. Features archival film footage with commentary by authors and psychologists. (Special feature accompanying Adventures of young Indiana Jones.; Volume one) c2007. 20 min. DVD X233

[Jung, Carl Gustav] Carl Gustav Jung.
An interview with Carl Gustav Jung conducted by John Freeman. Dr. Jung talks about his childhood, his life and his work. He discusses his view of death and his idea of the on-going of the psyche. He also discusses his friendship with Freud and their later differences. 1972. 38 min. DVD 9387 [preservation copy] vhs Video/C 6

[Jung, Carl Gustav]The Story of Carl Gustav Jung.
A three part documentary that relates Jung's life and the development of his thought. 1997.

Part I: In Search of the Soul. Describes Jung's childhood and how, as the son of a minister, he developed his pagan vision of reality, attempting to reconcile science and religion. Follows him to Basel where he studied medicine and had his first revelatory vision. Traces his early career as a psychiatrist in Zurich, recounts his coining of the term "complex," and explores his relationship with Freud. Includes portions of the "Red Book" in which Jung recorded his most intimate thoughts. 30 min. Video/C 9953

Part II: 67,000 Dreams. Examines Jung at mid-career. Traces the development of his study of the unconscious, including the collective unconscious, his views on the decline of Christianity, neurosis, the psychology of types, the psyche in space and time, and the importance of myth and intuition to the complete man. 30 min. Video/C 9954

Part II: The Mystery that Heals. Observes Jung in his old age, and explores his attitudes toward Christianity, religion, and death. Discusses his conception of "the shadow," a despised part of the self that lurks in the unconscious, and relates it to the rise of Nazism in Germany. Includes interviews with Aniela Jaffe, Jung's long-time secretary and biographer and with Dr. C. A. Meier. 30 min. Video/C 9955

[Jung, Carl Gustav]The World Within: C.G. Jung in His Own Words
Uses Jung's writings, paintings, and footage of interviews as he tells about his work on dreams, memory, archetypal figures and the importance of ritual and fantasy. Features excerpts from a University of Texas interview of Jung by Dr. Richard Evans, 1957, and BBC interview of Jung by Stephen Black, 1955. Special features on disc offer three separate interviews of Laurens van der Post, Gerhard Adler and Liliane Frey-Rohn, each remembering Jung. Contents: C.G. Jung in his own words (1990, 60 min.) -- Special feature: Remembering Jung : interview excerpts with Jung's associates, Laurens van der Post: remembering Jung (1989, 21 min.) / producer, Tee Bosustow -- Gerhard Adler: remembering Jung / producer, Tee Bosustow (1998, 30 min.) -- Liliane Frey-Rohn: remembering Jung / producer, Tee Bosustow (1991, 27 min.). DVD X662

[Kinsey, Alfred]Kinsey
In 1948, Alfred Kinsey's Sexual behavior in the human male, cataloging the sexual habits of American men, became an instant best-seller and sent shockwaves through the nation. Through interviews with Alfred Kinsey's research assistants, his children, people who took his sex questionnaire, and historians, this extensive documentary assesses Kinsey's remarkable achievements. Originally produced as a segment in the television series American Experience. Produced and directed by Barak Goodman. 2005. 90 min. DVD 3784

[Kübler-Ross]Death and Dying: A Conversation with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D.
Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross discusses her work and philosophy in the care of dying patients and their families. 1974. 30 min. Video/C 85

[Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth]Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: Facing Death
Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross who has devoted her life to the study of death and dying, has done much to de-stigmatize dying and to draw attention to the treatment of the terminally ill. Now she lives in seclusion in the Arizona desert, on the verge of the transition she researched so passionately. Conversations with Elisabeth form the core of the film as she looks back on her life, describes her childhood and her work and explains how she herself faces aging and impending death. Includes interviews with family and colleagues, as well as extensive archival material. A film by Stefan Haupt. 2002. 57 min.) Video/C 9718

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[Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth]To Live Until You Die: The Work of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
An intimate portrait of Elizabeth Kübler-Ross working with the terminally ill in which she discusses her experiences in helping patients to face death without fear, and stresses the importance of communication which recognizes the patient's feelings. Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of Nova. c1983. 57 min. Video/C 9928

[Lacan, Jacques]Jacques Lacan la psychanalyse réinventée
Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, heir to Sigmund Freud and the English school of analysis, was an eloquent interpreter of the transformations of the Western family, the decline of patriarchy, the contradictions of love, the illusions of the French Revolution, and the logic of madness. In this documentary the biography of Lacan and the concepts he elaborated are skillfully interlocked. A film by Elisabeth Kapnist. In French, English and French with English subtitles, or German and French with German subtitles. 1982. DVD X4903

[Lacan, Jacques]Jacques Lacan Speaks (Jacques Lacan parle)
A filmed documentary record of a 1972 university speaking appearance by Jacques Lacan who discourses on subjects such as death, language, psychoanalysis, love, alienation, paranoia and life itself. The following morning, Lacan submits to a filmed interview in which he responds to the filmmaker's questions about psychoanalysis, the relationship between doctor and patient, the process of transference and the close bond between love and hate. 60 min. DVD 6736; also included on DVD X4903

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[Laing, R.D.]Asylum
Filmed and edited by Richard W. Adams ; Recordist, associate cameraman/editor, William P. Steele. In 1971, filmmaker Peter Robinson and a small crew lived in R.D. Laing's controversial Archway Community in London. This film documents their stay in the mental health facility where schizophrenics attempted to live communally and peacefully as they tried to heal their "selves" according to Laing's philosophy. 95 min. DVD 8333

[Lehmann, Heinz ]Untangling the Mind: The Legacy of Dr. Heinz Lehmann
This documentary shows the transformation that has occurred in psychiatric care through the work of Dr. Heinz Lehmann. His greatest legacy came with a single pill, largactil, the first anti-psychotic drug used in North America. By successfully treating patients with this drug, Lehmann introduced the idea that biology plays a role in mental illness. Also includes rare archival footage of doctors performing electric shock therapy and lobotomies to demonstrate how far psychiatric medicine has come and concludes with a visit to a leading brain research center where Lehmann's work is being taken to the next level. 1999. 54 min. Video/C 7655

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[Milgram, Stanley]Conformity and Independence.
Examines psychological findings in the areas of conformity and independence. Includes a number of important field and laboratory findings by Carolyn Sherif, Solomon Asch, Stanley Milgram, Herbert Kelman, and other social scientists and theorists. 1975. 23 min. Video/C 8360

[Milgram, Stanley]Obedience.
Presents an experiment conducted by Dr. Stanley Milgram in May 1962 at Yale University on obedience to authority. Describes both obedient and defiant reactions of subjects who are instructed to administer electric shocks of increasing severity to another person. 1993.? 45 min. DVD X7336; Video/C 3414

Milgram, Stanley. "Behavioral Study of Obedience." In: Violence in war and peace / edited by Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Philippe Bourgois. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
Milgram, Stanley. Obedience to authority : an experimental view New York : Perennial Classics, 2004. (MOFF: HM1251 .M53 2004; ED-P: HM271 .M471; BUSI: HM271 .M471)
"Stanley Milgram on obedience to authority." In: Classic experiments in psychology / Douglas Mook. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004. (Educ/Psych BF198.7.M66 2004; Moffitt BF198.7.M66 2004)

[Milgram, Stanley]Obeying or Resisting Authority: A Psychological Retrospective
Test administrator and social psychologist, Dr. Jerry Burger ; commentator, Dr. Philip Zimbardo. Echoing the infamous Milgram experiment from the 1960s, this ABC News program sets up a psychological test in which an authority figure urges men and women to inflict pain. Test administrator and social psychologist Dr. Jerry Burger interprets the disturbing findings. The program also analyzes the 1971 Stanford prison experiment designed by Dr. Philip Zimbardo as well as the 2004 hoax in which a McDonald's manager and her fiance-- directed by a caller impersonating a police officer-- strip-searched and abused an employee. Finally, the program explores the ethics of using human participants in psychological tests. Originally broadcast on Jan. 3, 2007 as a segment of ABC Primetime limited series, Basic instincts. 36 min. DVD X381

[Piaget, Jean]Classic Piaget
Contents: Classification (1968, 16 min.) -- Conservation (1968, 29 min.) -- The growth of intelligence in the preschool years (1974, 31 min.). Classification: Drs. Robert Karplus and Celia Stendler Lavatelli use Piagetian classification tasks to demonstrate how children's ability to use categories develops during middle childhood. . Conservation: Children between the ages of 5 and 12 perform various tasks which illustrate the Piagetian concept of conservation. Karplus and Lavatelli discuss the children's differing approaches to the tasks. The film describes 3 stages in the development of logical intelligence: preoperational, concrete, and the beginning of formal operations, and reveals children's thinking processes at different stages of development. Growth of intelligence in the preschool years : Narrated by Dr. Celia Stendler Lavatelli, shows children from infancy to 6 years of age perform tasks designed by Jean Piaget and his collaborators which reveal how intellectual thought develops and manifests itself in early childhood. Queenie B. Mills also conducts interviews in this film. Dist.: Davidson Films. DVD X4621

[Piaget, Jean]Piaget's Developmental Theory: An Overview
Combines archival footage of Dr. Jean Piaget with newly shot footage of Dr. Elkind conducting interviews with children of various ages. The film serves as an introduction to Piaget's work while presenting his current theories on developmental psychology. Dist.: Davidson Films. c1989? 27 min. DVD X4623; Video/C 8509

[Piaget, Jean]Piaget's Developmental Theory
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Conservation Children between the ages of five and twelve demonstrate the Piagetian concept of conservation: Pre-operational, concrete and formal operations, that reveal children's thinking processes at different stages of development. 1968. 29 min. DVD X4621; Video/C 7596

Classification Sorting has become a standard activity in early childhood classrooms. Being able to deal with categories or "classification," is one of the markers of the transition from pre-operatonal thinking to concrete operations and leads to the valuable task of using abstractions. Here children of three different age groups deal with the levels of classification: multiple, logical and hierachical. 1968. 16 min. DVD X4621; Video/C 7597

Memory and Intelligence Jean Piaget presents his new work on memory and intelligence at the International Congress of Preschool Educational Specialists in Kyoto, Japan. Here he demonstrates that memory itself changes as a person intellectually matures; we do not just record experiences but fit them into schemas, webs of ideas, that change as our understanding does. 1973. 45 min. DVD X4622; Video/C 7599

Formal Reasoning Patterns Referring to the theories of Jean Piaget this film explores the transition in adolescence to formal reasoning skills. Older children and teenagers who are making this transition are challenged with tasks which involve proportional reasoning, separation of variables, combinatorial logic, and the integration of these in an analysis of a balanced beam with weights. 1978. 33 min. DVD X4622; Video/C 7600

The Growth of Intelligence in the Preschool YearsChildren from infancy to six years of age perform the classical experiments that reveal how intellectual thought develops and manifests itself in early childhood. The terminology necessary to understand Piaget's theories of intellectual development in the sensorimotor and the pre-operational stages is illustrated by children taking on the clever tasks Piaget created to show that humans construct their understanding of the world during childhood. 1972. 31 min. DVD X4621; Video/C 7601

Morality: The Process of Moral Development Identifies the progress of moral thinking starting in preschool years and continuing to its unfolding in young adults. Dr. Lawrence Kohlberg's stages are illustrated through an interview conducted by Drs. Susan De Merresmen-Warren and Elliot Turiel. 1977. 28 min. DVD X4622; Video/C 7598

[Prescott, James W.]The Origins of Love & Violence: Research and Prevention with James W. Prescott and Michael Medizza
Features four interviews with American developmental psychologist James W. Prescott , whose research focused on the origins of violence, particularly as it relates to a lack of mother-child bonding and its effects on emotional, sexual and cognitive brain systems. Interviews interspersed with segments from the award-winning documentary Rock-A-By Baby, which links permanent abnormalities in the brain to mother-infant separation, abuse and early neglect. Contents: Sensory deprivation & the developing brain (2001, 42 min.) -- Culture shapes the developing brain (1989, 42 min.) -- Social and moral consequences (1989, 21 min.) -- Brain integration and happiness / James W. Prescott with Michael Mendizza (2005, 27 min.) DVD X4557

[Reich, Wilhelm]WR: Mysteries of the Organism
This documentary-fiction film begins as an investigation into the life and work of controversial psychologist and philosopher Wilhelm Reich and then explodes into a free-form narrative of a beautiful young Slavic girl's sexual liberation. Banned upon its release in the director's homeland, this art-house smash is both whimsical and bold in its blending of politics and sexuality. Special features: Audio commentary assembled from Raymond Durgnat's 1999 book on the film; "Hole in the soul," Makavejev's 1994 tragicomic autobiographical short film, originally made for the BBC; new and archival video interviews with Makavejev; an essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum. A film by Dusan Makavejev. 1993. 29 min. DVD 9334; vhs Video/C 999:866

[Satir, Virginia]Virginia Satir: The Use of Self in Therapy
Examines Satir's nurturing way of injecting herself into the psychotherapeutic process, using clinical recordings to demonstrate the tenets of her theory and practice, interspersed with expert commentary. Also examines diagnostic uses of the therapist's own vulnerability and feelings, as well as ways to remain centered in the midst of family conflict. 1993. 29 min. Video/C 5589

[Skinner, B.F.] Business, Behaviorism and the Bottom Line.
Psychologist B. F. Skinner discusses theories concerning behavior modification principles, including scheduling, shaping, and positive reinforcement, as they are used in education, business, and industry. 1972. 22 min. Video/C 9904

[Skinner, B.F.] B. F. Skinner: A Fresh Appraisal
A summary of the work and influence of the American psychologist B. F. Skinner, a leader of the behaviorist school and advocate of operant conditioning who reshaped the field of psychology. Dist.: Davidson Films. c1999. 41 min. DVD X4626; Video/C 8510

[Vygotsky, Lev] Play, a Vygotskian Approach
Program based in part on a paper written by Lev Vygotsky ("Play and its role in the mental development of the child") in 1933. Assimilating ideas from other thinkers, insights on the role of play in the cognitive development of young children. Discusses the affective/emotional, cognitive and social benefits of play. Examines how Vygotsky traced the development of play in children from infancy through later childhood. Offers strategies for fostering quality play. Dist.: Davidson Films c1996. 26 min. DVD X4627

[Vygotsky, Lev] Vygotsky's Developmental Theory: An Introduction
Presents Lev Vygotsky's early childhood learning theories and demonstrates them in classrooms. Development, according to Vygotsky, cannot be separated from its social context and it is misleading to evaluate children only on what they accomplish independently. Dist.: Davidson Films c1994. 28 min.DVD X4624; Video/C 8507

[Zimbardo, Philip]The Experiment: Power, Behavior, and Identity Under Duress
2004. 60 min. each installment.

Conflict. The first segment in a 4 part series updating the controversial 1971 Stanford prison experiment, Dr. Philip Zimbardo's inquiry into the power of social situations to distort identity and erode moral behavior. In this first segment there are five guards, nine prisoners ... until one changes sides. In this study in elemental power politics, the prisoners work to undermine the guards' authority; the most powerful prisoner is sentenced to solitary confinement, but refuses to go; and the guards squelch an attempt to break out. DVD 4708

Order. The second segment in a 4 part series updating the controversial 1971 Stanford prison experiment, Dr. Philip Zimbardo's inquiry into the power of social situations to distort identity and erode moral behavior. This second segment presents a profile of the psychology of leadership, as a new prisoner joins the group in lockup, a master set of the guards' keys is stolen, and the two most forceful prisoners go head to head in a struggle for authority. DVD 4709

Rebellion. The third segment in a 4 part series updating the controversial 1971 Stanford prison experiment, Dr. Philip Zimbardo's inquiry into the power of social situations to distort identity and erode moral behavior. In segment three, as time creeps by, the exercise of reward and punishment and the friction of social inequality within the microsociety of prison take their toll, fraying nerves among the prisoners and generating anxiety among the guards. In this episode, two inmates form an unlikely alliance and the guards are taken by surprise when three prisoners launch a nighttime revolt. DVD 4710

Tyranny. The fourth segment in a 4 part series updating the controversial 1971 Stanford prison experiment, Dr. Philip Zimbardo's inquiry into the power of social situations to distort identity and erode moral behavior. In this final episode, the primal exercise of negotiation and opportunism is explicated as 12 prisoners and guards band together to form a new and balanced society. Mere hours later, faced with an inability to enforce the commune rules, four members fill the power vacuum by launching a ruthless bid for control of the group. DVD 4710

[Zimbardo, Philip]Obeying or Resisting Authority: A Psychological Retrospective
Test administrator and social psychologist, Dr. Jerry Burger ; commentator, Dr. Philip Zimbardo. Echoing the infamous Milgram experiment from the 1960s, this ABC News program sets up a psychological test in which an authority figure urges men and women to inflict pain. Test administrator and social psychologist Dr. Jerry Burger interprets the disturbing findings. The program also analyzes the 1971 Stanford prison experiment designed by Dr. Philip Zimbardo as well as the 2004 hoax in which a McDonald's manager and her fiance-- directed by a caller impersonating a police officer-- strip-searched and abused an employee. Finally, the program explores the ethics of using human participants in psychological tests. Originally broadcast on Jan. 3, 2007 as a segment of ABC Primetime limited series, Basic instincts. 36 min. DVD X381

[Zimbardo, Philip]Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Study.
Philip Zimbardo tells about a prison simulation experiment conducted at Stanford University in 1971 with students in the roles of prisoners and guards. The experiment considered the effects of prison life and the chronology of normal into abnormal behavior. Originally the study was to last two weeks but had to be discontinued in six days. c1991. 51 min. DVD 4707; also VHS Video/C 4155
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The Experiment (2010)
Director, Paul Scheuring. Cast: Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace, David Banner, Fisher Stevens. DVD X4619
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Das Experiment (Germany 2001) Director, Oliver Hirschbiegel. In German without English subtitles. 114 min. DVD 1372; vhs 999:3326
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[Zimbardo, Philip]Zimbardo Speaks: The Lucifer Effect and the Psychology of Evil
Philip Zimbardo has spent decades researching the transformation of character that occurs when generally good people are led to engage in evil actions. In this lecture, Zimbardo discourses on theories of conformity, prejudice, aggression, social influence, and antisocial behavior. Topics include the permeability of behavioral boundaries; the nature of evil and its societal consequences; Zimbardo's Lucifer Effect; the Abu Ghraib atrocities, a recent example of evil in action; blind obedience as demonstrated by Stanley Milgram's experiments and by the Jonestown mass suicide; anonymity as an enabler of evil action, as illustrated by the Ku Klux Klan; Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment; dehumanization as demonstrated by Albert Bandura's experiments and by the Rwandan genocide; how systems create evil, as illustrated by the Holocaust and the lynching of African-Americans; heroism as an antidote to evil; and more. Followed by Q&A session. Directed by Helen Staveley-Taylor. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2008. 127 min. DVD X3131

Psychologist and Psychiatrist Biopics

[Freud, Sigmund] Freud (1962)
Directed by John Huston. Cast: Montgomery Clift, Susannah York, Larry Parks, Susan Kohner, Eric Portman. Set in Vienna, 1885, this film dramatization follows the struggles of Sigmund Freud as a young doctor facing the ridicule of his peers as he attempts to disprove standing medical theories relating to the dark recesses of the mind. 135 min. DVD X4224
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Babington, Bruce. "To catch a star on your fingertips': diagnosing the medical biopic from The Story of Louis Pasteur to Freud." In: Signs of life : cinema and medicine / edited by Graeme Harper and Andrew Moor. London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.P44 S54 2005)
Edelman, Lee. "Plasticity, paternity, perversity: Freud's 'Falcon,' Huston's 'Freud.' (filmmaker John Huston's 'The Maltese Falcon')." American Imago 51.n1 (Spring 1994): 69(36). UC users only
Meyers, Jeffrey. "The Making of John Huston's Freud: The Secret Passion." Kenyon Review, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 178-199, 2011 Winter UC users only
Shortland, Michael. "Screen Memories: Towards a History of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis in the Movies." British Journal for the History of Science; Dec1987, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p421-452, 32p UC users only
Winkler, Martin M. "Oedipus in Cinema." Arethusa; Winter2008, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p67-94, 28p UC users only

[Freud, Sigmund]Freud(UK, TV, 1984)
Directed by Moira Armstrong. Cast: David Suchet, Helen Bourne, Michael Kitchen, Anton Lesser, Suzanne Bertish, Michael Pennington, Miriam Margolyes, David Swift. A six-part television mini-series filmed in Austria, New York and London examining Freud's complex life, his groundbreaking work and his relationship with his patients. Special features: Newly filmed interview with David Suchet and a gallery of Suchet's personal Freud archive including production photos, press clippings, etc. 350 min. DVD X4858
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[Freud, Sigmund]Young Dr. Freud (Der junge Freud)(Austria | West Germany, TV, 1977)
Directed by Axel Corti. Cast: Karlheinz Hackl, Sylvia Haider, Brigitte Swoboda, Guido Wieland. From Freud's early childhood, where his family encounters aggressive anti-Semitism, to his student years in Vienna, this fact based film probes deeply into the personal and environmental influences on Freud as a young man, which led to the development of his psychoanalytical theories. It also explores Freud's relationships with famous colleagues, such as Breuer and Charcot, and the growth of his first book "Studies in hysteria". This film inverts the psychoanalytic model to place the analyst in the place of the analysand. 98 min. DVD X4094
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[Jung, Carl Gustav]My Name Was Sabina Spielrein (Ich hiess Sabina Spielrein) ((France | Germany | Sweden | Denmark | Finland | Switzerland, 2002)
Directed by Elisabeth Márton. Cast: Eva Osterberg, Lasse Almeback, Mercedes Csampai, Palle Granditsky, Natalia Usmanova. Featuring the voices of Maria Thorgevsky, Dan Weiner, Helmut Vogel, and Alan Pryke. A docu-drama based on a find of letters and diaries that revealed a love affair between Carl Jung and his first patient, Sabina Spielrein. Her cathexis was rapid and she formed an intense attachment to her young doctor, who seems to have reciprocated. But after a note from Sigmund Freud on the nefarious nature of females, the doctors hatched the theory of counter-transference to explain their feelings. Luckily, this wouldn't be Sabina's final contribution to psychoanalysis. Pronounced cured, she became a psychoanalyst herself and, within eight years, was practising alongside the founding fathers. 90 min. DVD X3970
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[Kinsey, Alfred] Kinsey (2004)
Directed by Bill Condon. Cast: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard, Timothy Hutton, John Lithgow, Tim Curry, Oliver Platt. A dramatization of the life of Alfred Kinsey, a researcher driven to uncover the most private secrets of the nation, and journey into the mystery of human behavior. His 1948 book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male irrevocably changed American culture. 118 min. DVD 4039
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Corber, Robert J. "Rethinking Sex: Alfred Kinsey Now.(Kinsey)(Movie Review)." American Quarterly 57.2 (June 2005): 463-474.
Esther, John. "On the making of Kinsey and Kinsey: John Esther talks to the director of a groundbreaking biopic.(Bill Condon's biographical movie)(Interview)." The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide 12.4 (July-August 2005): 15(3). UC users only
Grundmann, Roy. "Sex, science, and the biopic: an interview with Bill Condon.(Interview)." Cineaste 30.2 (Spring 2005): 11(1). UC users only
Grundmann, Roy. "Sex, Science, and the Biopic: An Interview with Bill Condon." Cineaste vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 11, Spring 2005. UC users only
Grundmann, Roy. "Too darn hot: Kinsey and the culture wars.(Critical Essay)." Cineaste 30.2 (Spring 2005): 4(7). UC users only
Szymanski, Mike. "Moving Closer to the Middle: Kinsey the Movie, and Its Rocky Road to Bisexual Acceptance." Journal of Bisexuality, 2008, Vol. 8 Issue 3/4, p287-308, 22p
Williams, Linda. "Kinsey.(Movie Review)." Film Quarterly 58.3 (Spring 2005): 43(5). UC users only

[Sacks, Oliver] Awakenings (1990)
Directed by Penny Marshall. Cast: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, John Heard, Julie Kavner, Penelope Ann Miller, Max Von Sydow. Based on a true story, Robin Williams plays a research physician who uses an experimental drugo (Dopa) to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Based on the book: Awakenings by Oliver Sacks. 120 min. DVD 7927
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Awards
National Board of Review, USA - Best actor (Robert De Niro and Robin Williams)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor (Robert De Niro)

Keltner, Norman L. "Real Reels." Perspectives in Psychiatric Care; May2006, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p156-157, 2p UC users only

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