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Technology Tips

Drawing on PowerPoint slides - from Sue Frantz [added 9/10/12]

How to link to any spot in a YouTube video - Below are instructions for linking to a section in a Google video. Now, here is how to link to a point that is, for example, 2 minutes and 30 seconds into a YouTube video if you want or you want your students to jump right to a particular point in the video. [added 1/15/10]

Downloading YouTube and other videos - There has been a lot of talk lately about how to download YouTube videos so they could be played offline. One recommended program is Zamzar as a good, free tool for downloading and converting images, audio, and video. Here is another program that can do much the same thing. Zamzar can be used online; the other program needs to be downloaded. Please pass along any other such suggestions or uses of these programs. [added 3/24/09]

Embedding YouTube clips in PowerPoint - Kristen Klaaren asked how one could embed some of the video clips I point you to into a PowerPoint slide. Having never done it myself, I went out to our friend "The Web" and poked around. I found this nice video tutorial (on YouTube) on embedding YouTube videos into your slides. You do have to be connected to the Internet to play it though. You may have some other suggestions as well (such as simply linking to the video). Feel free to pass them along. [added 8/14/08]


Google video tip - Want to jump right to the doll study segment of the video I recently added below entitled "A girl like me" which is 3 minutes and 20 seconds into the film? What is particularly nice with Google Videos is that you can link to a specific spot in a movie by simply adding the precise number of minutes and seconds into a film where a certain segment begins. To do that, you would add a # sign followed by the number of minutes and seconds in shorthand such as "#4m15s" to the link to tell it to take you to a spot 4 minutes and 15 seconds into the film clip. For example, the link to the "A Girl Like Me" video will take you to the beginning of the film. But if you want to jump right to the part where she recreates the doll study you can click on the following link to which I have added "#3m20s":

It should really be a great help in our classes once we identify online video clips worth using. If you know of any such clips, or have any other information to share about using these resources, please pass it along. [added 12/13/06]

Active learning with PowerPoint - very informative site about appropriate and inappropriate uses of PowerPoint [added 1/10/06]

Music in PowerPoint - Regan Gurung replied on a discussion list to a question about how to easily include music in a PowerPoint presentation. He gave me permission to share his tip with you:

"One easy way to bring music into PowerPoint is to first save a track/song onto your computer and then Insert Sound file in PowerPoint. I put in my CD into my computer and open Windows Media Player. Select RIP MUSIC from along the top. It will allow you to pick which songs to copy off the CD. Then insert the songs into your PowerPoint. NOTE: if you change your slide or click onscreen when the song is playing, it stops."

He says it saves him from having to bring the CD with him to class every time. If you would like the music to play for multiple slides, once you have inserted the song, you can right-click on a slide and select "custom animation." Then, right-click on the sound file and select "effect options." There you can choose the number of slides you want the song to play. [added 8/30/05]

PowerPoint Tip: Want to draw on your slides while teaching? - How to use the whiteboard feature in PowerPoint and other tutorials can be found at Presenters University. [added 6/17/05]

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Software

SPSS Tutorials - video tutorials of several SPSS topics [added 7/3/09]

SPSS Tutorials - This page contains a lot of good tutorials including these excellent video tutorials on a variety of SPSS analyses. [added 7/5/06]

Creating Online Quizzes - Another program that lets you create a variety of quizzes "and share them in all kinds of ways - e-mail, print, embed in your blog or website." [added 3/24/09]

OpenPSY - This fairly new and inexpensive ($60/annually) set of tools for conducting online research could be a valuable resource. I've never used it, but it claims to provide online data collection capabilities, statistical analysis and online collaboration tools, and bibliographic reference and project management tools. Anyone used it? [added 7/15/07]

Microsoft Producer - An article in the Winter 2007 issue of Teaching of Psychology describes how Microsoft Producer can help you create PowerPoint presentations that include audio, video and more, and can be shared online or via compact disc. [added 7/7/07]

Convert Word to PDF - Want to convert your Word documents to PDF but don't have Adobe Acrobat? Just e-mail the Word document as an attachment to doc2pdf@hotpop.com and it will be returned to you in a few minutes as a PDF document. Just about all of you probably have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, the free program that reads PDF files. But it is the non-free Adobe Acrobat program that creates the PDF files. Now, if you don't have it you can simply use this e-mail service to make your own PDF documents. [added 3/21/02]

APA-Style Writer 3.0 - new version compatible with new (5th) edition of publication manual - software from APA "designed for new writers in the behavioral and social sciences who need to produce manuscripts and documents written according to APA style."

Hot Potatoes - excellent, free program for creating a variety of your own online tests (e.g., multiple-choice, matching, crossword, short essay)

Quiz generator - the html code, instructions and examples are provided to show you how to create your own interactive web quizzes (created by Chris Wetzel)

Quiz makers and more - links to online quizmakers and other interactive exercises

 

Multimedia Resources (Note: Any suggested resources? Please pass them on to jfmueller@noctrl.edu.)

Audiotop

Attraction & Relationships: Relationship Matters Podcast Series - Listen to experts in their fields discuss their work -- affiliated with the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. [added 6/27/12]

Attraction and Relationships: The secret of pronouns - NPR interviews James Pennebaker about his fascinating research on the use of pronouns and their relationship to dating. [added 6/26/12]

General: Series of speakers on a variety of topics including social psychology - [added 6/26/12]

General: Growing collections of psychology-related podcasts - [added 6/25/12]

Persuasion: Neuroscience and influence - Click on the "Brain Culture Part 3" and hear an interesting podcast about recent neuroscience research "asking if new knowledge about the human brain will allow us to make better choices or leave us open to ever more manipulation." [added 1/21/12]

Attraction & Relationships: Am I Normal (Sexually)? - interesting, 30-minute episode in BBC radio's Am I Normal series [added 1/20/12]

Conformity: Replicating Milgram - Michael Britt creates another interesting Psych Files podcast, this one with some interesting tidbits on the original Milgram experiments and the new replication by Burger. [added 7/3/09]

Helping: Another interesting take on the Kitty Genovese story - [added 7/3/09]

Social Judgment: Randomness - interesting program from RadioLab on the concept of randomness and everyday life
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Prejudice: Some more oral histories from the U.S. civil rights era - [3/29/09]

Prejudice: Studs Terkel interviews - The recent death of author Studs Terkel has reminded many of his excellent interviews on topics such as race. Hear several here. [added 3/29/09]

Prejudice: Voices on Antisemitism - podcasts from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum [3/29/09]

Attitudes and Behavior: F-I-T-D and D-I-T-F in a virtual world - Michael Britt has another good episode of The Psych Files, this time an interview with Paul Eastwick who did some interesting research on social influence within a virtual world. Here is an Eastwick research article on the topic. [3/26/09]

Prejudice: "How Latino immigration is changing in America" - an American RadioWorks program [3/26/09]

Group Influence: Case studies - five different BBC radio programs looking at five different group experiences [added 3/24/09]

The Self: Interview with John Cacioppo on loneliness - [added 3/24/09]

Prejudice: "King's last march" - An audio documentary broken into five parts which describes the last year of Martin Luther King's life. [added 8/14/08]

You may be familiar with Michael Britt's audio site called The Psych Files. Michael has passed on a few of his online lectures addressing social psych topics. Thank you, Michael:

This episode is a summary of the good samaritan study on helping

This is a summary of the famous "Robber's Cave" study conducted by the Sherifs

This is a fun episode on the study that was conducted in a men's bathroom which explored the concept of personal space

Here's a summary of Festinger's original study on cognitive dissonance

This is a popular episode on the blaming the victim bias [added 5/24/08]

Prejudice: The authoritarian personality - Shrink Rap Radio talks with Robert Altemeyer on the authoritarian personality. Or, follow this link and read a book on the subject by Altemeyer freely available online. [added 5/24/08]

Persuasion: "Design of desire" - A few podcasts from American RadioWorks on research on attempts to get us to buy stuff. I love stuff! [added 4/28/08]

Prejudice: "Politician's shocking, anti-gay rant" - Follow the link in this article to hear some of this "rant" -- homosexuality is a greater threat to the nation (U.S.) than terrorism.
[added 4/28/08]

Prejudice: "Voices from the desegregation era" - [added 4/9/08]

Helping: "The myth of the Kitty Genovese story" - Mike Britt produces podcasts on a variety of psychology topics including this one following up on the article by Manning et al. [added 4/01/08]

Persuasion: "Design of Desire" - "New research is lending insight into why we want stuff that we don't need. It also explains why some people are what are called tightwads, while other people are spendthrifts. This site is about buying and selling. About why we buy, how designers and marketers influence what we buy, and how individuals are using market ideas, tricks, and tools to market themselves." [added 4/01/08]

TV theme music and songs - Want to include some music from TV in a presentation? Remember the haunting intro to the Get Smart show? Chills. Can be freely downloaded and used for non-commercial purposes. [added 4/01/08]

Discussions with psychologists - Listen to a series of discussions with a variety of scholars, including some psychologists such as Carol Tavris and Madeleine Van Hecke. [12/22/07]

"Hate crime and racism in Russia" - Part I and Part II - From The Leonard Lopate show (Parts I and II) -- "Three years ago, the brutal murder of a 9-year old Tajik girl in Saint Petersburg turned international attention to the rise of neo-fascist groups and hate crime in Russia. Since then, the situation has not only gotten worse, it’s also fallen off the mainstream media radar. Attacks are up 28% since 2006, and many observers think the actual number of crimes is even greater. On the first part of Underreported, Leonard will be speaking with Paul LeGendre, Interim Director of the Fighting Discrimination Program at Human Rights First, and Nickolai Butkevich, Research and Advocacy Director at the Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union." [added 12/12/07]

Resisting persuasion - an interesting story told by a medical anthropologist who describes how those living in Myanmar (Burma) are manipulated emotionally by the State and the various ways people try to resist and survive [added 12/12/07]

Darfuri womens' stories [added 11/23/07]

Conversation with Elliot Aronson - Why it's hard to admit being wrong: "We all have a hard time admitting that we're wrong, but according to a new book about human psychology, it's not entirely our fault. Social psychologist Elliot Aronson says our brains work hard to make us think we are doing the right thing, even in the face of sometimes overwhelming evidence to the contrary."

"If you download the (free) podcast via iTunes, the part with Aronson starts at 48:30" -- from Marianne Miserandino. Thanks. [added 11/13/07]

"Freud's nephew and the origins of public relations" - Listen to an NPR episode on Edward Bernays, nephew of Sigmund Freud, who was a pioneer in applying psychological motivations to public relations and marketing. [added 11/13/07]

"Inside Intuition" - A BBC radio program in which neuroscientist Mark Lythgoe investigates the concept of intuition -- includes a contribution from David Myers, author of Intuition [added 11/13/07]

"The secret impact of social norms" - Listen to Robert Cialdini discuss "Which messages spur citizens to protect the environment?" [added 7/14/07]

Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman interview - On NPR, Kahneman "explains why the 'hawkish' point of view so often prevails in times of national conflict." Here is an article written by Kahneman and Jonathan Renshon on the same topic. [added 7/06/07]

"Radio fights Jim Crow" - an audio essay (and slides) about a series of radio programs during World War II that tried to address the deep racial divide in the U.S.
[added 7/06/07]

Voices on genocide prevention - a collection of interviews with those involved with sites of potential genocide such as in Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo -- from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum [added 12/27/06]

CBC archives in Canada - a large, searchable collection of audio and video from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio and television [added 12/27/06]

Interview of Claude Steele - Listen to an hour-long interview of Claude Steele broken up into six shorter pieces. [added 12/27/06]

Sounds: The Freesound Project - Looking for specific sounds (not songs) for research or to insert in a PowerPoint? You might find it here. Not too easy to find particular sounds in this site, but it is growing and may become a useful resource. [added 7/5/06]

Great African-American speeches - Hear and read the transcripts of a fairly large collection of famous speeches over the past century, from American RadioWorks. [added 1/8/06]

Voices of the civil rights era - Read and hear stories from the civil rights period; other resources are also available. [added 6/15/04]

Biology of aggression - Listen online to this discussion among scientists about the causes of violent behavior. May be somewhat dated (1995). I have not listened to it myself. If you do, let me know if there is anything worthwhile in it. [added 4/06/04]

"Voices from the days of slavery: Former slaves tell their stories" - a good collection of audio and photos from the American Memory project [added 4/5/04]

American speeches - The highlight of the American Rhetoric site is the Online Speech Bank which includes a "growing database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two." Includes famous speeches from movies, current events and memorable one liners which you can reference. [added 11/14/03]top

Radio Zone - I know I am getting away from direct links to social psych, but I leave it to your imagination to find ways to connect any of this multimedia to your courses. The Census Bureau provides one-minute, audio factoids on a myriad of topics. There is also a Photo Zone and a Video Zone (from which you can order videos). It will be interesting to see how this resource develops.
[added 11/14/03]

Women in Combat - text and audio from a conversation about women in combat - other relevant links are also included - from National Public Radio [added 7/23/03]

Famous Speeches - Provided by The History Channel, listen to a large number of speeches in a variety of categories including Arts, Entertainment & Culture and Politics and Government. Written commentary is also provided. [added 7/16/03]

Voices from the Twentieth Century - Historicalvoices.org is an ambitious attempt to capture audio worldwide from the 20th century. This is not a social-psych specific, but you may find some interesting material here. [added 12/03/02]

Voices from the Archive - more historical voices from BBC's archive [added 12/03/02]

Ghetto Life 101 - listen to this radio documentary about the life of two young boys on Chicago's South Side - transcript also available [added 11/07/02]

"Voices of the Holocaust" - a new project from The British Library that includes audio and written recordings from survivors who live in Great Britain [added 3/6/02]

Video


General


new Sociology assignments - The site The Sociological Cinema contains a growing database of videos as well as a few assignments. [added 7/30/13]

new TV News archive - Search 375,000 TV News broadcasts. [added 12/07/12]

"The five year engagement" - In a recent TIPS listserv email, Marie Helweg-Larsen shared these thoughts about a recent movie, The Five Year Engagement, that includes a social psychologist as a main character. "'The five year engagement' is a romantic comedy at a theater near you. The primary female character is a social psychologist who gets a 2-year post doc at the University of Michigan (several shots of the “department of psychology” sign there and lot of college scenes) causing the couple to move there from San Francisco and her fiancée to give up his job as a chef. Their adjustment to Michigan is presented as one of the stressors in their relationship in addition to issues with the supervising professor (no spoilers!).

A couple of notes of interesting/awkward scenes
-the primary experiment the lab group discusses is delayed gratification in the famous “don't eat the marshmallow” (they even show some footage of kids trying to not eat the marshmallow). In the adult version they want to offer stale donuts and tell the participants that they can wait for 20 minutes to get fresh ones. The lab also suggest a mood manipulation in the experiment. They don’t present the dependent variable very clearly (presumably it would have to measured over time). That part seems pretty well done (like the script writers actually talked to some research/social psychologists). There is an odd scene in which the lab researchers are all looking through the one way mirror at the gathered participants and the lab researchers are negotiating whom among them should deliver the key instructions about the donuts. Obviously in real life that would have been carefully rehearsed ahead of time.
-when she discusses her results she says that she “found a 25% correlation” (yikes). Presumably you would not find correlations in an experiment!
-a scene when the primary character first gets to U of Michigan shows her supervising professor lecturing in a social psychology class about obedience. The fire alarm goes off and as students get ready to leave the professor reassures them that it is not necessary even though you can see fire fighters rushing upstairs. Students sit back down and he then talks about authority and then reveals that the fire alarm and fire fighters were all a spoof. The only odd thing here is that it appears that the primary character is a student (or maybe TA?) in the class which she obviously would not be if she were hired as a post doc. I assume the filmmakers could not figure out how to introduce this scene other than by sticking her in the class room.
Oh and at the end the issue of delayed gratification come up in the content of their relationship. Should you should eat the donut (slight stale as it might be) or wait for something better? I don’t know if research has examined the issue of delayed gratification in the context of romantic relationships! Anyway, for those of you teaching social psychology the topic of the accuracy of this movie might come up.
[added 6/27/12]

Lots of movie clips - This site provides hundreds of movie clips to "illustrate and inspire." They can do that, but they can also be used in your classes to illustrate a variety of social psych concepts. An excellent resource. [added 6/25/12]

Variety of brief videos - These are short videos accompanying David Myers' Social Psychology text, including video of many prominent researchers discussing their ideas. [added 1/21/12]

Lots of pranks - Just For Laughs TV has created hundreds of videos of little pranks they have pulled on unsuspecting participants. Many include some social psychological phenomena. What doesn't? [added 1/20/12]

Clips for Class - Here is a nice, new resource from Cengage Learning called Clips for Class. You can find quite a few videos here for most areas of psychology. [added 1/15/10]

YouTube EDU - YouTube EDU contains "videos and channels from our college and university partners." A search for psychology brings you to this set of videos. [added 7/3/09]

Psychology video clips - a nice collection of videos specifically for psychology [3/29/09]

Video lectures - From the Claremont Colleges Digital Library, find a number social psych related lectures from Elizabeth Loftus, Philip Zimbardo, and others. [added 3/22/09]

The Ten O'Clock News - "The WGBH Media Archives and Preservation Center has preserved and described 523 tapes from The Ten O'Clock News, WGBH's in-depth nightly news program. Dating from 1974 to 1991, this collection focuses on news stories relating to Boston's African American community. Browse our site for detailed descriptions and video clips of these stories." [added 6/20/05]

Hundreds of free video clips from CBSNews.com - For example, there is a recent (2004) video clip available on the politics of gay marriage. [added 3/30/04]

Local news stories - Over 10,000 brief local television news stories are available here from the Graduate School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Delaware. Search video clips by topic, story type and market. All clips appear to be from 1998, but you may find some examples of certain topics. [added 11/20/03]

News Archive of September 11, 2001 - view the actual news broadcasts from around the world on that day as the events were unfolding - a very rich resource

125 most memorable political moments in American radio/television history - video of the top ten is provided [added 4/2/08]

Video Nation in the UK - a very large collection of video telling personal stories throughout the UK -- The site archives the collection that began with a TV show that passed out video cameras to citizens to capture many and varied stories. [added 12/27/06]

CBC archives in Canada - a large, searchable collection of audio and video from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio and television [added 12/27/06]

"Human Behavior Experiments" - This new one-hour film that has been shown on TV describes a number of classic social psychology experiments. A couple good clips from the film can be found on this page. [added 7/5/06]

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Guiding questions for videos - In Teaching of Psychology (Winter, 2006) there is an article describing the use of guiding questions in the student viewing of "The Power of the Situation" video from the Discovering Psychology series (which is freely available online at the above link). Students in one section were given eight guiding questions to be answered in writing during the watching of the video. Students in this section outperformed students in a no-guiding questions section on video related questions. The full set of guiding questions can be obtained from Timothy Lawson at tim_lawson@mail.msj.edu. [added 7/5/06]

Mediasite.com - "a growing library of expert presentations and lectures" [added 1/16/06]

Discovering Psychology Series Available Online - So, our department lost one of the videotapes from the Discovering Psychology series with Phil Zimbardo. No problem! The entire series (the 2001 updated version) is now freely available online, including the social psychology programs! You can also find The Brain and The Mind series. [added 1/4/06]

"Using The Simpsons to teach social psychology" - Judy Eaton and Ayse Uskul present an interesting description of how they use clips from the animated series The Simpsons to illustrate key concepts in their social psych courses, published in the most recent edition of Teaching of Psychology, 31, Autumn 2004, pp. 277-278. The link above takes you to a table listing the specific clips and how they are used. Do you have other clips you use? Pass them along. [added on 12/1/04]

Lectures from Stanford University - view some brief lectures online from Claude Steele, Philip Zimbardo and others
[added on 12/1/04]

The Human Zoo video
http://www.films.com/id/4654/The_Human_Zoo.htm
http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2001/may2/zimbardo-52.html
I have not seen it, but a few sources recommend this video which appeared on the Discovery Channel (2000) in a three-part (50 minutes each) series. The first link takes you to the pricey ordering info. The second link gives you a fuller description of what is in the video.
[added on 12/1/04]

Frontline/World shows available online - All the entire episodes of Frontline/World dating back to 2002 are available for viewing online through streaming video. "FRONTLINE/World is a national public TV series that turns its lens on the global community, covering countries and cultures rarely seen on American television. Each episode of FRONTLINE/World features two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of reporters and video journalists. These first-person stories will take viewers on adventurous journeys to foreign lands from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Taking advantage of easily portable digital cameras, our correspondents roam widely, observe closely, and when necessary, film surreptitiously." Some shows address group conflict, prejudice and other social topics. [added 4/06/04]

United Nations webcast - 24 hours a day, streaming and on-demand video from the U.N. security council, general assembly and press briefings! [added 4/06/04]

Columbia News Web Video Archive - The School of International and Policy Affairs at Columbia University provides a large number of video lectures related to conflict and peacemaking in its archives. [added 4/5/04]top

Sociological social psychology films - Looking for some movies to illustrate concepts? This page lists a few by topic (if you scroll down the page), and it also lists some other resources. [added 4/5/04]

Scientific American Frontiers episodes - You can view two complete, social psych-relevant episodes online by searching for "Facing Feelings" and "Power of Persuasion" in the search box. [added 3/23/04]

Harvard lectures/addresses available online - Harvard University makes available a variety of speeches/addresses which can be viewed online. [added 3/23/04]

Follow President Bush's daily agenda - lots of video, audio and text from many of President Bush's speeches and stops [added 3/23/04]

"Reefer Madness" online! - You can watch the entire movie online! A classic! And with many social psychological connections! Best viewed .... well, I'll let you decide. [added 3/23/04]

Events from around the world - Want to show examples of "famous" events from around the world (e.g., Pamplona running of the bull; wife carrying) to illustrate certain ideas? Find a good variety at this travel and entertainment site. [added 11/20/03]top

"Videos in Psychology: A Resource Directory" - This book, from APA, "contains summaries of almost 1,000 videotapes with psychological content, as well as contact information for distributors that carry the titles." [added 5/1/02]

"Teach with Movies" - intended more for K-12 educators, this site nonetheless provides you with an extensive list of movies and some description of each that might give you some clue as to whether it could be useful [added 5/1/02]

"Internet Moving Images Archive: Movie Collection" - free to download and show for non-commercial purposes. Many are of the documentary and instructional type and at least 30 or more years old. But that is what makes some of them fun and useful. The "social guidance" films of the 40's and 50's can be good illustrations of changing norms, gender roles and conformity. A good example is the 10-minute film from 1947 entitled, "Are you Popular?" A few other titles that may be relevant to social psychology include Are you Ready for Marriage?, The Bully, and Office Etiquette. It is not always easy to get these movies to play. Read download and play instructions. I was able to use Quicktime to play them. Search Tip: On the "Movies by Title" page at this site all the movies are listed in alphabetical order. Instead of scrolling through all of them you can find the "social guidance"
films by hitting Ctrl+F (Find in Windows) and typing in social or guidance. [added 5/1/02]

"Early Motion Pictures in American Memory Collections" - more old films from The Library of Congress - most are historical in nature but you may find something of interest or relevance [added 5/1/02]

Videographies - a large collection of videographies (annotated lists of topic-specific movies) - some, like this one for the Black Panther Party, include audio and video clips

Aggression

new Stabbings in Chinese elementary school - You may have heard that around the time of the Newtown shootings a man in China wounded 23 at a school. [added 3/5/13]

Blaming the victim - Stephen Colbert, poking fun at some recent comments, provides an amusing take on this as he advises gays "It's up to you to keep us from discriminating." [added 6/26/12]

"The Interrupters" - This is a PBS documentary describing how former gang members and perpetrators of violence are trying now to interrupt that cycle. Full program is available here. [added 6/25/12]

"Teen's powerful anti-bullying video" - very compelling [added 1/21/12]

Bullying - A video on recent research on bullying from the American Psychological Association [added 8/14/11]

"Bullied: A student, a school and a case that made history" - This 40-minute DVD is available for free from Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. [added 12/16/10]

"'Women for sale' store highlights sex trafficking in Israel" [added 12/16/10]

Anti-teenage dating violence ad - In the U.K., "An advertising campaign is being launched to raise awareness of domestic violence in teenage relationships." [added 3/7/10]

"The psychology of violence" - a lecture from David Schneider [added 2/6/10]

"Cougars" hunt young males - "A campaign that portrays single middle-aged women as cougars who prowl bars looking for sex with young men has landed Air New Zealand in hot water." [added 2/6/10]

Violence in women's sports - Here is a recent story about a college soccer player's aggressive acts during a soccer match. It is interesting to hear about how others responded to it and how it was reported. When is such aggression tolerated and when is it not? [added 1/15/10]

"Exploring the mind of a killer" - In an interesting TED talk, "neuroscientist Jim Fallon talks about brain scans and genetic analysis that may uncover the rotten wiring in the nature (and nurture) of murderers. In a too-strange-for-fiction twist, he shares a fascinating family history that makes his work chillingly personal." [added 1/15/10]

Should we reduce the graphic violence of our dreams? - mildly amusing video from The Onion [added 7/3/09]

Beating of girl in Pakistan - "Pakistani authorities ordered inquiries Friday into a video showing the public flogging of a screaming woman in a northwestern valley where officials have yielded to Taliban demands for Islamic law." [added 7/3/09]

Afghan schoolgirls defy Taliban - After being sprayed with acid on the way to school, Afghan girls speak out and return to school.
[3/29/09]

Reducing violence? - Texas superintendent explains why his district will become the first in the U.S. to allow teachers to wear concealed guns to school. [added 3/22/09]

Bandura's Bobo doll studies - A good video of the Bobo doll studies is available online. [added 8/14/08]

Rape in the (U.S.) military - [added 6/2/08]

"A short history of torture" - an hour-long lecture on the topic [added 4/15/08]

- a blog entry about it [added 4/15/08]

"Why I am opposed to the war in Vietnam" - speech by Martin Luther King [added 4/9/08]

Darfur - The entire Frontline program, "On our watch," is available online.
[added 4/9/08]

Militaryvideos.net - lots of video from Afghanistan and Iraq [added 4/2/08]

Contradiction of Arab support for terrorism - Brief clip in which Dr. Malik Mufti "contrasts Arab values of manliness and chivalry with support for terrorism and the murder of innocent civilians." [added 4/2/08]

Violence against Iraqi women - News report from NBC News [added 12/12/07]

"A brief history of violence" - a brief talk from Steven Pinker [added 12/12/07]

Children modeling parents - Cute little video [added 12/12/07]

"Saudi rape victim tells her story" - story and video of recent case in Saudi Arabia of rape victim who was punished [added 12/12/07]

"Nuremberg Remembered" - "This (13-minute) documentary about the Trials combines both archival footage and modern-day interviews with trial participants who served in a variety of roles, including members of the legal team for the prosecution and a journalist reporting on the events for the press." [added 11/27/07]

"Conflict, violence, and war" - This was a lecture series from 2004-05 featuring speakers from a variety of disciplines. Videos of those lectures are available. [added 11/23/07]

Specifically,

Survivor of Rwandan genocide - You can read the transcript and watch the entire 60 Minutes episode (13 minutes) about a woman who managed to escape the Rwandan genocide of 1994. She is just now telling her story. [added 12/27/06]

Teenager's film on Holocaust survival - By clicking on the first Launch button you see on this page (Movie tells Holocaust horror), you will be able to view the NBC story covering this teenage boy's film about his grandparents talking for the first time about their Holocaust experience. If you scroll down a little and click the Launch button by "Survivors' stories" you can view the entire film he created. [added 9/20/05]

NBA brawl 2004 - story / video - The first link is to a story on the brawl that broke out at a Pistons-Pacers basketball game. The second link is to some video of that brawl. I don't know how long this video will be available, but perhaps you will be able to use it for awhile in your classes. This story can illustrate the effects of deindividuation, frustration, competition, alcohol and probably many factors on aggression. [added on 12/1/04]

Penguins! - I leave this one to your creativity as to how you might use it; I just like it! [added 6/9/04]

Effects of Stress on Aggression - This website accompanying an episode of Scientific American Frontiers focuses on the detrimental effects of stress on health. It includes discussion of how a "hostile personality" can have physiologically damaging effects. Also included is a brief survey to help you see if "your anger and hostility are putting your heart at risk." Watch the video. [added 7/23/03]top

Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive - The archive is in the process of making many films available for viewing online about the Holocaust and other Jewish experiences. More than 100 are available for viewing. [added 7/21/03]

Assault on Gay America - the five-minute video excerpt from this program is an excellent clip to show in class addressing some of the motivation behind these hate crimes [added 11/07/02]

The Killer at Thurston High - click on "special audio and video" to see and hear clips. Click on "tapes and transcripts" to read the entire transcript of the show [added 11/07/02]

Holocaust teaching guide - hundreds of images, videos and other resources

Attitudes and Behavior

new Consistency - a clever mistletoe kissing prank assesses for consistency between self-report and behavior [added 3/5/13]

Inconsistency over "class warfare" - Jon Stewart on The Daily Show takes conservatives to task for hypocrisy over class warfare in this amusing video. [added 1/20/12]

Inconsistency, contradiction, and prejudice - amusing Daily Show clip about John McCain's repeated inconsistent statements on allowing homosexuals in the military that likely reveal and protect a prejudice [added 12/16/10]

Inconsistencies - humorous clip from The Daily Show of how commentators often contradict themselves [added 3/25/09]

"430 new demographics that will decide the election" - Amusing piece from The Onion that pokes fun at all the subgroups identified in election -- Dunkin' Donut Independents, Dinty Moore dads, dental office receptionists who plan on going back to school to get real estate degrees someday, etc. [added 3/22/09]

Procrastination - Just a fun video, in case you need an excuse to... [added 6/2/08]

Conversation with Banaji and Greenwald on the IAT - [added 4/15/08]

Prior attitudes influence formation of new ones - This commercial is an excellent example. [added 4/4/08]

Apparent inconsistency - Interesting brief video clip describes a situation in which a person at an anti-American rally holding a "death to all the Americans" sign befriends an American. [added 12/26/07]

Shifts in attitudes on The Pill -- view brief clips of individuals describing their views before the pill and after the pill [12/10/07]

Short clips on news stories and poll results - The Gallup Organization provides some nice, brief video reports on some of its polling results. Works well for class presentation. [added 3/2/05]

How much money would it take to...? - Warning: This one is a little offbeat! Olde English, which appears to be some type of video sketch comedy group, produced this short film in which they ask people, "How much money would it take for you to kill a puppy with your bare hands?" You see how people respond to this question. Then, later in the video they return to these people with a live puppy and a blank check to see if they really will kill a puppy for the amount of money they said it would take. Just to let you know, the video ends with the line, "No puppies were harmed in the making of this sketch." [added on 12/1/04]

Attraction and Relationships

new An amusing ad - That's all I can say. I don't want to give it away. Like some people. [added 12/07/12]

new Expedia creates dramatic ad for marriage equality [added 12/07/12]

Why your soulmate isn't that special (mathematically, that is) - A great song by Tim Minchin -- thank you Science of Relationships (http://www.scienceofrelationships.com/) for making me aware of it! [added 6/27/12]

Pheromone Parties! - This story from the Science of Relationships includes a video clip from the Colbert Report describing a recent dating fad: Attending pheromone parties. [added 6/26/12]

"Love in a backward world" - for your entertainment [added 6/26/12]

Flipping male/female roles in relationships - amusing video - in two parts [added 6/25/12]

Third date = sex? - A clip from the show The Big Bang Theory raises the question of whether "the idea that the third date is the 'sex date,' the date when it is deemed appropriate for a new couple to have sex" is a social norm or just a myth. [added 1/21/12]

The effects of social media on relationships - Social psychologist Amy Muise discusses the top on The Morning Show. [added 1/21/12]

Mating and loss aversion - Steven Neuberg and his colleagues Yexin Jessica Li and Douglas Kenrick "discuss their recent research on how evolutionary motives such as mating and self-protection influence individuals' sensitivity to loss aversion." [added 1/21/12]

Technology and relationships - Psychologist discusses research on our heavy consumption of technology and its link to relationship happiness/success. When you are done reading this issue at your computer or phone make sure that you go share it with a partner or kid or Juggalo. [added 1/21/12]

Dating and irrationality - Dan Ariely discusses decision making in the dating scene. Here is a second video on the topic. [added 1/20/12]

What is French kissing called in France? - Here's a cute little video montage of kissing accompanied by some facts including the answer to the above question. [added 1/20/12]

Does spousal conflict impair the immune system? - video and text describing an interesting study testing this question
[added 1/20/12]

Extreme photo retouching - This video illustrates how many of the images we see are often modified to eliminate blemishes and make more appealing. [added 8/14/11]

Why online dating is so unsatisfying - Watch an interview with Dan Ariely discussing the topic. [added 12/16/10]

Half-brother and half-sister fall in love - [added 10/9/10]

Hikikomori in Japan - This form of social isolation, Hikikomori, in which, typically, young boys and men lock themselves in their rooms for years in some cases, appears to be fairly unique to Japan. This link takes you to Part 1 of the video. You can find Part 2 on the video page. [added 1/15/10]

Supermodels! - This video from the CBS Morning News provides a good illustration of how we treat and define beauty in society. [added 1/15/10]

Morning exercise in the park - "Residents talk about their morning routine in Tian Tan Park, both an exercise spot and a social venue for many elderly Chinese." [added 3/22/09]

Liking those like us - Guess what, the people of Obama, Japan love Obama! [added 5/24/08]

Propinquity - That's physical proximity to you young whippersnappers. Here's a song ("Somebody") from Reba McEntire that captures well our tendency to choose from those nearby. [added 12/12/07]

Conflict and Peacemaking

Russian-Georgian conflict - A good video overview of the recent origins of the conflict -- send your students to watch it before class leading into a discussion of conflict. [added 3/22/09]

"Why I am opposed to the war in Vietnam" - speech by Martin Luther King [added 4/9/08]

"Conflict, violence, and war" - This was a lecture series from 2004-05 featuring speakers from a variety of disciplines. Videos of those lectures are available. [added 11/23/07]

Specifically,

IraqJournal.org - This site contains lots of print, audio and video resources from journalists who claim to be providing an independent voice and alternative perspective on Iraq. In their words, "With Washington on the verge of seeking to destroy an already devastated country, a group of independent journalists and activists - spearheaded by Voices in the Wilderness and the Iraq Peace Team - are breaking ranks with the war chorus." [added 12/06/02]

Conformity

What if a male stranger tries to hold your hand? - Interesting responses from males and females - an example your students could use, carefully, to violate a social norm [added 9/10/12]

Third date = sex? - A clip from the show The Big Bang Theory raises the question of whether "the idea that the third date is the 'sex date,' the date when it is deemed appropriate for a new couple to have sex" is a social norm or just a myth. [added 1/21/12]

"American Juggalo" - You can view the full 23-minute documentary on the interesting subculture of Juggaloes and Juggalettes that have developed around the band Insane Clown Posse and a four-day annual event called the Gathering. Field trip! [added 1/20/12]

Followup on the Juggalos - Apparently, not everyone is such a big fan of the Insane Clown Posse -- the FBI is watching the Juggalos for gang activity. See the recent September issue for a documentary on the Juggalos and Juggalettes. [added 1/21/12]

Normative and informational influence -- classic Candid Camera elevator video [added 10/9/10]

"Cult-like" group's suicide scare - If members of a cult-like group are missing they must be contemplating mass suicide, right? [added 10/9/10]

Behavioral contagion - Watch the dance party evolve. Fun stuff. [added 7/5/09]

Replicating Milgram - Nope, not that Milgram study. What if several people are staring up at a building -- what will bystanders do? [added 7/3/09]

A song about the Milgram obedience studies - This is a link to a video performance by Dar Williams of her song Buzzer which is about the Milgram studies. Here are the lyrics. Here is an NPR interview Williams did about her music including discussion of this song (which begins about 3 minutes, 20 seconds into the show). [3/26/09]

What would you do? - Here are some ethically questionable episodes (including this second one) presented in ABC's Primetime series "What would you do?" [added 6/2/08]

Frozen in place - An improv group had 200 people freeze in place for five minutes in Grand Central Station. Fun stuff. [added 4/28/08]

Food court musical - More work from the same improv group. For both of these improv videos, you and your students can discuss possible reactions, acceptable and unacceptable. If you do anything with these videos in your class I would love to hear how you used them. [added 4/28/08]

Zimbardo presentation - a 71-minute presentation on the situational forces of evil from Philip Zimbardo [added 4/15/08]

Breaking social norms - an interesting, brief video of someone asking for free hugs [added 4/15/08]

"12 Angry Men" -- The entire original film can be found on YouTube divided into nine segments [added 12/10/07]

Interview of Phil Zimbardo - Watch recent interview in which Zimbardo discusses his prison study, Abu Ghraib and how good people turn evil. [added 11/13/07]

Conformity: "The Lottery" - Apparently, this is (was) a very popular film in high school English classes. I had never seen it before. Based on a Shirley Jackson short story, this 18-minute film is a very spooky look at norms, and tradition, and conformity. Warning (and spoiler alert): Very disturbing ending. [added 7/14/07]

Breaking a social norm - Do you ever have your students break a social norm? Apparently, that was the assignment for this class. Here is the students' video capturing their efforts. [added 7/14/07]

"Are you popular?" - "We learn about the key to popularity in high school. Surprisingly, it's not parking on deserted roads." [added 7/8/07]

Genes, Gender and Culturetop

new Sexual identity, sexual orientation, and sexual behavior - a good little primer on the differences between the three [added 12/07/12]

new Women removed from Saudi Arabia's IKEA catalog [added 12/07/12]

What if a male stranger tries to hold your hand? - Interesting responses from males and females - an example your students could use, carefully, to violate a social norm [added 9/10/12]

Women in the military - Here is an hilarious Daily Show clip responding to these two recent claims: "Santorum thinks women shouldn't be on the front lines because men will be irrational in protecting them. Liz Trotta thinks military rape is inevitable if military men and women are in close quarters." [added 6/25/12]

Mom gives 7-year-old daughter voucher for liposuction for Christmas - [added 6/25/12]

Gender non-conformity - interesting contrast between mother and daughter in this ad for Tide detergent [added 1/21/12]

Airbrushed ad banned in UK - Apparently Julia Roberts and supermodel Christy Turlington looked too good in the ad. [added 1/20/12]

1949 Teen dating educational film - Yikes. [added 8/14/11]

Extreme photo retouching - This video illustrates how many of the images we see are often modified to eliminate blemishes and make more appealing. [added 8/14/11]

What would a life-size Barbie doll look like? - Story of a college student who created a life-size Barbie doll to illustrate the ridiculous dimensions/proportions of the doll [added 8/14/11]

FGM: Young girls fight against it in Kenya - FGM = Female Genital Mutilation -- Two young girls take the risky step of challenging their parents' beliefs and wishes. [added 8/14/11]

"Lewd" video gets Navy captain relieved of duty - [added 4/24/11]

"'Women for sale' store highlights sex trafficking in Israel" [added 12/16/10]

"Teenage girls undergo 'breast ironing' in Cameroon" - [added 10/3/10]

If husband is flirting, make yourself more attractive - advice from Reverend Pat Robertson [added 7/27/10]

Sex slave girls in Iraq - [added 7/27/10]


Rescuing girls from sex slavery - [added 7/27/10]

Cure for women being objectified? Forehead tittaes! - See amusing video. [added 7/25/10]

"Cougars" hunt young males - "A campaign that portrays single middle-aged women as cougars who prowl bars looking for sex with young men has landed Air New Zealand in hot water." [added 2/6/10]

Hikikomori in Japan - This form of social isolation, Hikikomori, in which, typically, young boys and men lock themselves in their rooms for years in some cases, appears to be fairly unique to Japan. This link takes you to Part 1 of the video. You can find Part 2 on the video page. [added 1/15/10]

Supermodels! - This video from the CBS Morning News provides a good illustration of how we treat and define beauty in society. [added 1/15/10]

Afghan schoolgirls defy Taliban - After being sprayed with acid on the way to school, Afghan girls speak out and return to school. [3/29/09]

Dairy Queen commercial - Blog entry describes and comments on a Dairy Queen commercial in which a young girl "manipulates" a young boy into buying her some ice cream. At the end of the ad the young girl comments that getting the boy to buy her a sundae was like "shooting fish in a barrel." [added 6/7/08]

Classic Enjoli perfume commercial - Remember the "Bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never, never, never, never let you forget your a man" commercial? A classic! [added 6/2/08]

Violence against Iraqi women - News report from NBC News [added 12/12/07]

"Saudi rape victim tells her story" - story and video of recent case in Saudi Arabia of rape victim who was punished [added 12/12/07]

The story of David Reimer - This video describes the famous story of a boy who lost his penis during circumcision and then was raised as a girl. Here is an article about it. [added 12/12/07]

Dating - You may have seen some of the old "educational" films which tried to explain or instruct about human behavior. Often they were misinformed and insulting. Here's one that portrays how "Kay learns that the key to popularity is dating as many boys as she possibly can. She schemes and plans and outwits boys into asking her on dates." [added 7/8/07]

Sex differences? - Here's another (and another) example of the older "educational" films from a series on "Psychological differences between the sexes." Your students could research which of these claims hold up and which do not. [added 7/8/07]

"Trouble with women" - A film from 1959: "With such a provocative title, this film illustrates some of the perceived problems a supervisor might face working with women, but ultimately demonstrates where the real problem lies." [added 7/8/07]

Pink's Stupid Girls video - very interesting music video from Pink attacking the media and popular culture's influence on female's self-image [added 7/5/06]

Rock a Bye Baby - "The Time Life documentary "Rock A Bye Baby" describes the influence of different practices in infant treatment and child rearing on emotional development, both in humans and in monkeys." [added 1/16/06]

Reproductive health and related social issues - a series of video lectures from a conference held at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study -- easy to find and select lectures to view [added 6/17/05]

Genetic and cultural evolution - an hour-long lecture from Edward O. Wilson on the borderlines between science and the humanities [added 6/9/04]

Killing us softly 3 - preview - a fairly long preview video of the Killing us softly 3 video about the media's protrayal of female body image [added 6/9/04]

Group Influence

"Is the Web making you narrow-minded?" - The first link takes you to an excellent and scary TED talk on how the Internet is being filtered for us so that we don't see and hear what everyone else does. Here is an interesting episode of PsychFiles from Michael Britt on this topic of possible group polarization of the Web. [added 6/25/12]

Helping (Altruism)

The evolutionary benefits of altruism - Two brief lectures from Dacher Keltner at UC Berkeley - here is the second one. [added 1/20/12]

Essays on compassion - [added 10/3/10]

The bystander effect - a video on how the Kitty Genovese case spurred bystander research [added 1/15/10]

The bystander effect - I've linked to ABC News' show "What would you do?" before, in which they set up situations to see how people would respond. Here is a good one on the bystander effect. [added 7/3/09]

Man punches shark - video about a man who "punched a shark to save his dog's life" [3/26/09]

Bystander effect and the smoke filled room - a brief recreation of one of the famous studies of Latané and Darley [added 4/2/08]

Children modeling parents - Cute little video [added 12/12/07]

Bystander Effect - an interesting (and ethically questionable) MSNBC video demonstration of the bystander effect -- a man and a young girl roleplay his abducting her on the street. Will passerbys stop to help? Watch what the hidden video captures. [added 7/5/06]

Methods

Deconstructing media polls - Embedded in this blog entry is an excellent video clip from The Daily Show on why we should be skeptical of polls presented by TV news shows. [added 1/15/10]

Framing survey questions - an amusing video clip from a TV comedy show (Yes Prime Minister) that illustrates well how survey results can be manipulated [added 7/3/09]

Statistics video series - a video instructional series containing 26 half-hour programs on statistics is now available on the Web. [added 12/27/06]

Daniel Kahneman lecture on the Day Reconstruction Method - Kahneman gave this lecture last July as part of his reception of an honorary degree from the University of Wuerzburg. In the very interesting hour-long video, Kahneman describes the motivating questions (e.g., "Are people happier in California?"), the thinking and the research that led up to the development of the Day Reconstruction Method. The different sections of the talk are listed so you can skip to a specific part in class. I had a few technical problems, but I was able to make it work. Well worth viewing! [added 3/2/05]

Ethics videos online - extensive list of currently available video online related to topics of ethics from Lawrence Hinman at the University of San Diego[added 4/5/04]

View a research study - Delroy Paulhus provides a long and a short version of a video of a study on self-enhancement. I don't know what you might do with it, but it does illustrate some common steps in the research process. Scroll down to the end of the self-enhancement section. [added 3/23/04]top

Persuasion

Ads

new Every infomercial ever - [added 12/07/12]

Persuasion: Anti-smoking ad - very clever approach [added 9/10/12]

Vintage television commercials - Lots of old tv commercials, but they can only be viewed in iTunes. [added 7/25/10]

Presidential Campaign Ads - The Political Communication Lab at Stanford University is another great source of campaign ads. [3/24/09]

Controversial UK anti-smoking ads "effective" - The first link describes recent research on the "Get unhooked" ad campaign. Here is one of the video ads. Don't watch if you are a fish. [6/20/08]

Presidential Ads from 1952-2004 - Even more impressive is this site providing video of campaign ads stretching back 50 years, and the site will be updated soon to include more recent ads. "Presented by the American Museum of the Moving Image in cooperation with the Political Communication Center, University of Oklahoma." [added 6/15/04]

Apple Computer TV ads
[added 7/06/07]

TV commercials from the 1950s-1960s - Since these commercials are available through Google, you can try the Google video trick I described above to link to a specific commercial in this collection if you like. [added 12/27/06]

TV ads - Here are some more ads you can show in class from the International Advertising Awards. [added 7/6/06]

Public service announcements - This excellent resource provides a history of many of the public service announcements from the Ad Council over the last 60 years. It includes lots of images and some video. Remember the "Crying Indian" television ad? Watch it here. [added 4/5/04]

Super Bowl Commercials and More - Ads.com, a site I had linked to on this page, no longer has television commercials available for viewing. So, where can you go if you want to show old or current ads in your classrooms? Ifilm.com is such a resource. View this years' (2005) and last years' Super Bowl ads as well as many other commercials including a number of controversial ones discussed in the media. [added 2/11/03]

Propaganda analysis - at the Institute for Propaganda Analysis - includes descriptions and examples of common techniques and some examples of propaganda, including some video examples

new The Dr. Fox hoax - From the Teaching High School Psychology blog: "In this demonstration, an actor effectively 'fools' a group of medical experts into thinking that he is also a medical expert and maintains the facade over an hour long talk. He based this deception on one Scientific American article and one day of preparation." [added 3/5/13]

new Cialdini's principles - I am very happy to see this new video from Robert Cialdini and Steve Martin. I usually would take a little class time to review the principles and then give students some time to apply them. Now, I can assign my students to view this excellent description of the principles from the author himself before class and spend class time more on their applications and connections to other ideas. Thank you, Robert and Steve. [added 12/07/12]

Robert Cialdini discusses influences on his research [added 1/20/12]

Airbrushed ad banned in UK - Apparently Julia Roberts and supermodel Christy Turlington looked too good in the ad. [added 1/20/12]

Credibility of the source - I'm not clever enough to think of a good April Fool's Day prank to pull on you, but I share this one from 1957 by the BBC. "The fake footage was aired as a joke, but viewers called in to find out how they could grow their own spaghetti trees. Instead of coming clean, the BBC cheekily replied, "place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best." [added 4/25/11]

Life as a Moonie - In an interesting TED talk, Diane Benscoter describes her five years as a member of a cult, how it affected her, and how this all connects to extreme movements. [added 1/15/10]

Unconscious priming of ad designers - Apparently, Derren Brown has a TV show in the UK in which he illustrates a number of psychological phenomenon. Many of these are available on YouTube and are quite fascinating. In this episode Brown tricks two advertising designers into creating an advertising poster through unconscious priming that is eerily similar to one Brown created ahead of time. [added 1/15/10]

Fear appeal - Embedded in this story about using scare tactics to discourage teens from texting and driving is such a video public service announcement. [added 1/14/10]

The peripheral route - "In ads, banks try the warm, cozy approach." [added 7/5/09]

Fear appeal - Video courtesy of U.S. Republican Senators [added 7/5/09]

Using viral video to reach teenagers - Video story about a public service ad that tries to reach teenagers about unwanted pregnancies through a "non-traditional" method. [added 7/3/09]

How cults work - [3/29/09]


"Cults: Dangerous devotion" - A History Channel program on cults that is broken into 10 parts on YouTube -- This link is to Part 1. [3/29/09]

Darkening the skin of the candidate - [3/29/09]

The last 48 years of U.S. presidential debates - This PBS site contains transcripts and video clips from the debates. Here is an MSNBC resource about the 2008 U. S. presidential debates including the full debate videos. [3/26/09]

Don't Vote - This would be an interesting video for your students to analyze in terms of persuasion techniques. [3/26/09]

Creating a good feeling - Remember way back in 1985 when Ford Aerostar tried to generate good feelings and an aura of technologically-advanced aerodynamics about its minivan by comparing it to the Space Shuttle? Well, unfortunately, shortly after that a Space Shuttle exploded and the campaign was pulled. Not quite the association they were after. First link is to a print ad for that campaign; here is a link is to an article mentioning the campaign was pulled; here is a tv commercial for that campaign. [added 4/11/08]

Follow the 2008 presidential elections through video - [added 4/9/08]

Getting people to sign a petition - A funny bit from Penn and Teller in which they send a woman to collect signatures at an environmental rally to ban dihydrogen monoxide (H2O). Here is a link to the mock website against DHMO. Definitely worth a look if you haven't seen it. [added 7/14/07]

Principles of persuasion in advertising - Robert Cialdini describes several of the principles of persuasion he has identified as most effective. [added 7/14/07]

The cautious twins - Is this an example of a fear appeal? Rational? Would this be effective for a young child or just scare the bejeebers out of them? And how do you spell "bejeebers"? [added 7/8/07]

Talking urinal cakes - Okay, I sent you the article about this before, so I figured I had to add the video to your collection. [added 7/8/07]

The Persuaders - Did you get a chance to see this excellent PBS show recently on how marketers and politicians figure out how to persuade us? If not, you are in luck. The entire episode is available for viewing online at the above link. Definitely worth seeing. As with many PBS shows now, the streaming video is broken up into segments for easy display in the classroom. [added 12/1/04]

Propaganda analysis - at the Institute for Propaganda Analysis - includes descriptions and examples of common techniques and some examples of propaganda, including some video examplestop

Prejudice

new Gay men will marry your girlfriends unless... - Humorous video of gay men explaining how they will marry straight men's girlfriends if they don't support same-sex marriage. Here is a response video from straight men: "Go ahead!" [added 12/07/12]

new "How race in America's classrooms affects achievement" - This is an invited address at the 2012 APA convention given by Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College. [added 12/07/12]

new Expedia creates dramatic ad for marriage equality [added 12/07/12]

Anti-stop-and-frisk video - Very compelling first-person case of an African-American teenager who says he has been stopped by NYC police 60-70 times [added 9/10/12]

"Prejudice" - another great song by Tim Minchin [added 6/27/12]

Best of Stewart and Colbert on gay marriage - Here's a good collection of bits from The Daily Show and the Colbert Report on the topic.
[added 6/27/12]

Blaming the victim - Stephen Colbert, poking fun at some recent comments, provides an amusing take on this as he advises gays "It's up to you to keep us from discriminating." [added 6/26/12]

NHL players push to reduce homophobia in hockey - [added 6/26/12]

"Slavery by Another Name" - Excellent and very troubling PBS documentary describes the little known story of how slavery did not end with the Emancipation Proclamation. It just took another very harrowing form. Full program is available here. [added 6/25/12]

LGBT teens put out "like trash" - a story in Miami, FL about LGBT homelessness and rejection at home [added 6/25/12]

NYPD spies on Muslim students - [added 6/25/12]

Jeremy Lin skit - This skit from Saturday Night Live highlights how it is "okay" to express some racial stereotypes while others are considered out of bounds.
[added 6/25/12]

"The Interrupters" - This is a PBS documentary describing how former gang members and perpetrators of violence are trying now to interrupt that cycle. Full program is available here. [added 6/25/12]

Muslim TV show not stereotypical enough - Amusing Daily Show clip about people who are protesting the TV show All-American Muslims because it is portraying some Muslims as non-terrorists. Seriously. [added 6/25/12]

Stereotyping of Iowans - Amusing video put out during the Iowa caucases, or is that caucasi? Warning: Some strong language. I know, who thought Iowans talked that way?
[added 6/25/12]

The All-American Muslim TV show controversy - The Daily Show provides some humorous commentary on one of the sources of pressure on advertisers to withdraw their ads from the current TV show All-American Muslim. [added 1/21/12]

Racist rant on tram in UK - You may have seen this, and you may decide it is too vulgar for you to use with your students, but it is a rather dramatic example.
[added 1/21/12]

"Teen's powerful anti-bullying video" - very compelling [added 1/21/12]

Ad for same-sex marriage - from Australia [added 1/21/12]

Gay mayoral candidate releases first ad with own child [added 1/21/12]

Group biases in primates - interesting video of researcher Laurie Santos who discusses outgroup biases in monkeys [added 1/20/12]

"It gets better": Stephen Colbert
[added 1/20/12]

Video collection from UnderstandingPrejudice.org - a lot of good brief videos organized by topics
[added 1/20/12]

Whites in Mississippi seek out and kill first Black person they find
[added 1/20/12]

San Francisco Giants and ItGetsBetter.org - The Giants are the first professional sports team to create a video for the It Gets Better Project. The purpose of the project is described this way on the site: "Many LGBT youth can't picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can't imagine a future for themselves. So let's show them what our lives are like, let's show them what the future may hold in store for them." [added 8/14/11]

Therapy to change "feminine" boy - CNN report about a sad but interesting case of a government-funded program to eliminate a boy's feminine behavior [added 8/14/11]

Humorous mockumentary for a gay Canadian rugby team - [added 8/14/11]

NHL hockey player's support for marriage equality, and reaction - Sean Avery joined the Campaign for Marriage Equality in New York; read an agent's reaction. A video Avery created for it is included. Also included is a "It gets better" video from a famous rugby player. See more about the It Gets Better project below. [added 8/14/11]

It Gets Better Project - Videos from LGBT individuals letting others know that their lives can get better. "Many LGBT youth can't picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can't imagine a future for themselves. So let's show them what our lives are like, let's show them what the future may hold in store for them." [added 8/14/11]

50 state stereotypes in 2 minutes - I don't know what you might do with this, but here it is. If you come up with a good use for it let me know. [added 8/14/11]

Harassment of Muslim-Americans - [added 4/25/11]

Huckleberry Finn and the N-word - 60 Minutes had an interesting recent episode on the controversy about whether schools should use the new version of Huckleberry Finn which excludes the use of the N-word. You can watch the entire episode here. [added 4/25/11]

"Racist" rant from UCLA student - This video has made the rounds quite a bit. A student makes a spontaneous video about her experience with Asians in the library. The link above is to the video; here is a link to an article describing her decision to leave the university. [added 4/25/11]

Is Peter King an Islamophobe? - U.S. Representative Peter King recently held hearings on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response.” Do the claims in this video along with the accompanying fact checks indicate bigotry in Peter King?
[added 4/25/11]

Boys Beware (1961) - "Anti-homosexual film targeted at teenage boys, urging them to avoid encounters with potential molesters." [added 4/24/11]

Defense of gay marriage - "A 19-year-old University of Iowa engineering student defended gay marriage in a rousing testimony in front of the Iowa House of Representatives this week." [added 4/24/11]

"Lewd" video gets Navy captain relieved of duty - [added 4/24/11]

High school student "comes out" at school MLK, Jr. assembly - very moving testimonial [added 4/24/11]

Perpetuating stereotypes - An open letter from 30 prominent Israeli rabbis' wives urges, among other things, Israeli girls to avoid dating Arabs. [added 4/24/11]

Inconsistency, contradiction, and prejudice - amusing Daily Show clip about John McCain's repeated inconsistent statements on allowing homosexuals in the military that likely reveal and protect a prejudice [added 12/16/10]

"Muslim-baiting ad" among many this political season [added 12/16/10]

"Cult-like" group's suicide scare - If members of a cult-like group are missing they must be contemplating mass suicide, right? [added 10/9/10]

Criminalization of the mentally ill - Interesting and disturbing story of how the mentally ill end up in prison and how they are treated there [added 10/3/10]

The Daily Show take on the ground zero mosque critics - The first link is to The Daily Show video; here is more info on the story. [added 10/3/10]

Race in America - Here's a nice montage of clips from The Daily Show on Obama, race, and "my America." [added 7/27/10]

Teachers with accents in Arizona - [added 7/27/10]

"Everything but marriage" in the state of Washington - An amusing piece by Stephen Colbert skewering those who are opposed to Washington's recently passed legislation to give gay and lesbian partners all the rights of a married couple [added 1/15/10]

Immigrants - Video courtesy of U.S. Republican Senators [added 7/5/09]

The stigma of mental illness - A good, brief video on this stigma -- here is another one. [added 7/3/09]

Libraries and autism - Videos that try to educate about how individuals with an autism spectrum disorder can best be served in a library.
[added 7/3/09]

Bank ad with transgender theme - From Argentina, a very sensitive ad -- would it play in your country? [added 7/3/09]

Another version of the Black/White doll test - done by ABC News with an accompanying story [added 7/3/09]

"That's so gay" -- harmless or harmful? - This site makes the point that phrases like "that's so gay" are offensive. Watch some very effective commercials illustrating the point. I particularly like the "that's so Emma and Julia" one. [added 7/3/09]

Clips from "American Black Journal" - This show premiered in Detroit, MI in 1968. [3/29/09]

Afghan schoolgirls defy Taliban - After being sprayed with acid on the way to school, Afghan girls speak out and return to school. [3/29/09]

Darkening the skin of the candidate - [3/29/09]

First openly transgender mayor in U.S. - see video story [3/29/09]

Some humor about prejudice - some good video examples from the blog This Week in Race [3/29/09]

"69% of African-Americans voted for Proposition 8" - this and other interesting tidbits in this Daily Show clip
[3/29/09]

Kids sing against Prop 8 in California - Just adorable. Proposition 8 is a measure on the 2008 California ballot to ban same-sex marriage. [3/26/09]

Snickers runs another "homophobic TV ad" - [added 3/22/09]

"Bad questions to ask a transsexual" - interesting video from Calpernia Addams, a transsexual, describing the annoying questions often asked [added 3/22/09]

"Who can use the N-word?" - This link takes you to part 1 of five videos capturing a debate and discussion about the use of the N-word between a political scientist and a professor of culture and communication. Could be used to prompt discussion in your class. [added 5/24/08]

The secret Black language -- Blanguage - amusing video from The Daily Show [added 5/24/08]

Violence against gays - "Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres discusses the recent tragic death of 15 year-old Larry King from Oxnard, CA." [added 4/28/08]

Conversation with Banaji and Greenwald on the IAT - [added 4/15/08]

The Mormons - The entire four-hour Frontline program on the Mormon religion is available online. [added 4/15/08]

Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech - [added 4/9/08]

Darfur - The entire Frontline program, "On our watch," is available online. [added 4/9/08]

"A Sunday in Clarkston" - interesting story of a church's changing population which led it to adapt [added 4/2/08]

"Confessions of a Hitler Youth" - Brief but interesting description of some of the Nazi indoctrination of the youth -- second brief video continues by discussing the Hitler youth movement. [added 4/2/08]

Disturbing Snickers ad - Is this an example of Tajfel's minimal groups and formation of social identity? [added 4/2/08]

The Selma to Montgomery march - "Lynda Lowery turned fifteen years old during the Selma to Montgomery march. She was arrested fifteen (15) times over the years in which she participated in the civil rights movement. Lynda describes "Bloody Sunday" and the resolve that carried her through to the final march two weeks later." [added 4/2/08]

"Not in our Town" - Watch a fairly lengthy clip from the documentary about hate crimes in Billings, Montana and how the community responded. Other materials here as well. [added 4/2/08]

Jesus Colon's dilemma - Read about and watch the story of Black and Puerto Rican Jesus Colon who, in the 1950s, encountered a white woman on a subway who was clearly in need of some help. Should he help? What went through his mind? Did he help? I'll let you find out. [added 4/2/08]

Anti-semitism - story and recollections of Holocaust survivor Rena Finder, including a brief video [added 12/23/07]

Anti-semitism - story and recollections of Holocaust survivor Nechama Tec, including a brief video [added 12/23/07]

Violence against Iraqi women - News report from NBC News [added 12/12/07]

Gay stereotypes - A clip from the TV show Desperate Housewives [added 12/12/07]

Speech from F. W. de Klerk - "From Apartheid To Democracy" -- a speech from former South African President F. W. de Klerk [added 12/12/07]

Jena 6 - I assume those of you in the U.S. have heard of the case of the Jena 6, the six black students in Jena, Louisiana accused of beating a white student. The first link takes you to a good, detailed overview of the incident and the subsequent controversy. If you want to show a brief news clip about such an event, you can search the video sections of news sites such as ABC or CNN. This link takes you to a number of Jena 6 video clips from such a search at ABC News. This link is to one of the many accompanying stories in which two nooses were found hanging from the back of a pickup truck. [added 11/17/07]

Asian-American experience - This 10-minute video on identity is primarily composed of interviews of Asian-Americans at Columbia College, asking them what it means to be Asian-American. [added 7/8/07]

"Crayola Monologues" - Just for fun - a fairly silly video about stereotyping involving crayons [added 7/8/07]

"Anti-Semitism in the 21st century: The resurgence" - You can view a 90-second trailer here for this PBS show which aired in January 2007. [added 7/06/07]

Michael Richards' "racist" tirade - "Michael Richards exploded in anger as he performed at a famous L.A. comedy club last Friday, hurling racial epithets that left the crowd gasping." [added 1/1/07]

Survivor of Rwandan genocide - You can read the transcript and watch the entire 60 Minutes episode (13 minutes) about a woman who managed to escape the Rwandan genocide of 1994. She is just now telling her story. [added 12/27/06]

Steppin' - I never heard of this "dance style popular today among black fraternities and sororities" -- probably because I teach at a small school. [added 12/27/06]

Twee Vaders - A young boy signs a song about having two fathers and some of the discrimination he faces. The song is apparently in Dutch with English subtitles. To our Dutch readers, what is the cultural acceptance of such in a song in your country, if it is from your country? [added 12/27/06]

"A girl like me" - I came across this interesting film (7 min, 15 sec) created by a 17-year old high school student in which she attempts to recreate Kenneth and Mamie Clark's famous studies of black and white dolls which was integral to the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision. More to the video as well. You can read an article about it here. [added 12/12/06]

The science of sexual orientation - From the TV show 60 Minutes, these are a variety of clips from this episode including a fascinating video clip of nine-year old twin boys and their very different preferences. [added 7/5/06]

"Dealing with a racist cabbie" - A segment from a recent ABC's Primetime show in which unsuspecting riders encounter a cab driver who goes off on a racist tirade. The "driver" is a confederate in on the little stunt. How would you respond? Raises ethical questions for the riders and about the show itself. Would this make it through an IRB? [added 7/5/06]top

Teenager's film on Holocaust survival - By clicking on the first Launch button you see on this page (Movie tells Holocaust horror), you will be able to view the NBC story covering this teenage boy's film about his grandparents talking for the first time about their Holocaust experience. If you scroll down a little and click the Launch button by "Survivors' stories" you can view the entire film he created. [added 9/20/05]

"How has your life changed after September 11?" - a number of short videos providing a variety of perspectives on 9/11, including from Muslim/Arab-Americans -- from the Independent Television Service [added on 12/1/04]

Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive - The archive is in the process of making many films available for viewing online about the Holocaust and other Jewish experiences. More than 100 are available for viewing. [added 7/21/03]

"A Class Divided" - Frontline (PBS) recently rebroadcast its 1985 episode of the famous story of Jane Elliott, the 3rd grade teacher in rural Iowa, who in the late '60's began an exercise in her class in which she separated her white students into blue-eyed and brown-eyed kids to teach them lessons of discrimination. The entire episode can now be viewed online at this address. It begins with the fascinating original footage in Elliott's 3rd grade classroom and includes follow-up experiences since that time. The episode is broken into five segments online. I love when such material is made available online because I can pick certain clips to show in class or I can send students to view them outside of class. Nothing to put on reserve! [added 7/16/03]

Video Documentaries: Civil Rights - Although these three video documentaries were designed for high schools, they contain some good video. [added 2/1/03]

Assault on Gay America - the five-minute video excerpt from this program is an excellent clip to show in class addressing some of the motivation behind these hate crimes [added 11/07/02]

The Two Nations of Black America [added 11/07/02]

Holocaust teaching guide - hundreds of images, videos and other resources

Psychology in the Courtroom

 

new "Why eyewitnesses get it wrong" - A TED talk from Scott Fraser [added 3/5/13]

Possible mistakes in death penalty cases - Watch the entire program on the case of "Cameron Todd Willingham, put to death for the arson-murder of his three little girls." [added 12/16/10]

Wrongful convictions - Very interesting TED talk in which a photographer presents images of and discusses cases of men who were wrongly convicted of terrible crimes primarily on faulty eyewitness testimony. The section of her talk on this topic begins about 11:30 into the presentation. [added 1/15/10]

Lie detection - Very interesting 60 Minutes episode on the current state of "mind reading" capable through fMRI and other techniques [added 1/15/10]

"Eyewitness: How accurate is visual memory?" - Interesting episode from 60 Minutes on eyewitness memory. The link takes you to the full episode of that show. The segment on eyewitness testimony starts at 15:00. Here is a transcript and a brief video clip from the show, but it is worth watching Elizabeth Loftus describe the Bugs Bunny at Disney World study. [added 7/3/09]

False memories - very nice animated example of false memories from an upcoming television show [added 6/2/08]

Psychology in the Courtroom - The Court TV website provides some clips of opening and closing arguments, witness testimony, verdicts and more. [added 7/5/06]

Documentary of an entire criminal case - "The shooting of big man: Anatomy of a criminal case" is now available for viewing online. The 1 hr, 40 min. documentary first shown on ABC News quite a few years ago follows a single case from beginning to end. [added on 12/1/04]

Social Beliefs/Judgmentstop


new The sin of misattribution - Daniel Schachter gives an address at the 2012 APA convention. [added 12/07/12]

Stereotyping of Iowans - Amusing video put out during the Iowa caucases, or is that caucasi? Warning: Some strong language. I know, who thought Iowans talked that way? [added 6/25/12]

The study of social myths - Interview of Joel Best about his research on the belief that people were often poisoning Halloween candy and other mistaken beliefs about children [added 1/21/12]

Dating and irrationality - Dan Ariely discusses decision making in the dating scene. Here is a second video on the topic. [added 1/20/12]

Another change blindness video - From Dan Simon's "door" study [added 4/25/11]

Hindsight bias - a skit from the comedy show MadTV in which a psychic is taken to task
[added 4/25/11]

Bem on ESP - Not surprisingly, Daryl Bem's recent ESP research has got a lot of attention. The first link is to his appearance on an MSNBC show. Here is Bem's recent appearance on The Colbert Report. I like how the MSNBC anchor describes JPSP as a "highly-respected medical journal." [added 4/24/11]

Choice blindness - Do you know why you like what you do? We have preferences, but apparently we are not very clear on our reasons. This is cleverly demonstrated in some studies on choice blindness. Here is a link to one of the research articles. Fascinating stuff. An excellent, brief video to show in class. [added 10/3/10]

Change blindness - A nice twist on the famous gorilla video, also from Dan Simon -- if too many of your students have already seen the gorilla video or a variation of it, they can still be fooled by this one. [added 7/27/10]

How do we feel when wearing "fake" clothing? - An interesting description by Dan Ariely of research that asked people to wear knock-off sunglasses. How does wearing a fake affect your perceptions and behaviors in different contexts? [added 1/15/10]

Unconscious priming of ad designers - Apparently, Derren Brown has a TV show in the UK in which he illustrates a number of psychological phenomenon. Many of these are available on YouTube and are quite fascinating. In this episode Brown tricks two advertising designers into creating an advertising poster through unconscious priming that is eerily similar to one Brown created ahead of time. [added 1/15/10]

Person swap experiment - Here is another fascinating demonstration from Derren Brown that replicates psychological research. See "related videos" at this page to view more Derren Brown episodes. [added 1/15/10]

Cognitive illusions - another interesting TED talk from Dan Ariely on visual illusions as a metaphor for some of our irrational thinking [added 7/3/09]

Choice blindness - Video briefly summarizes a very cool study -- article also included [added 7/3/09]

"Why we think it's OK to cheat and steal (sometimes)" - Another interesting TED lecture, this time from Dan Ariely continuing his focus on the predictably irrational. [added 7/3/09]

Keeping options open - Dan Ariely, in a very brief video, describes an example of what he calls predictably irrational behavior. [added 3/22/09]

False memories - very nice animated example of false memories from an upcoming television show [added 6/2/08]

Change blindness or inattentional blindness or... - Whatever you call it, this is an excellent clip illustrating a clever study on the topic. [added 5/24/08]

Inattentional blindness - Here's a nice variation of the gorilla video example incorporated into an ad. [added 4/16/08]

First impressions - a fascinating video of side-by-side people making guesses about the other from their first impressions [added 4/9/08]

Vividness effect/availability heuristic - A classic and hysterical video from The Daily Show, "Summer of the sharks" [added 3/28/08]

Impression formation - In this clip from the film Young Sherlock Holmes, a young Sherlock Holmes meets a young Dr. Watson for the first time and draws several inferences about his future companion from a few bits of information. Another hat tip to Marianne for this link. [added 12/12/07]

Inattentional blindness - another video example of this phenomenon [added 11/23/07]

Why too much choice is bad for us - an interesting video lecture from Barry Schwartz -- begins with a brief ad [added 11/23/07]

Mindblindness - This short video which appears to be about a card trick is actually an interesting demonstration of mindblindness. [added 7/15/07]

Feeling it vs. Thinking about it - This is the first episode of The Colbert Report show with Steven Colbert. In the first five minutes of this hilarious and now famous clip he introduces the word "truthiness" where he discusses how it is better to feel the truth than to know it. [added 12/27/06]

"Face to face: The science of reading faces" - Watch an hour-long interview of Paul Ekman. Transcript is also included. [added 1/16/06]

Lecture by Daniel Kahneman - View a 40-minute lecture entitled, "Maps of Bounded Rationality" given by Daniel Kahneman in 2002. This video is provided in a nice format in which the video is played alongside a script of the speech. You can also just read a transcript of the speech at this site. [added 4/5/04]

Visual illusions related to social judgment - Some interesting videos are made available online from the Visual Cognition Lab at the University of Illinois. Actual videos used in studies of change blindness and other topics. Illustrates some social perception and expectation errors. Quicktime is required. [added 7/23/03]

  • Here is the "Gorillas in our midst" article that describes the research that used some of these videos

Social Psychology and the Sustainable Future

Dan Gilbert lecture - Interesting 20-minute talk on the impact bias, "the tendency to overestimate the hedonic impact of future events." We're not very good at predicting what will make us happy. But I think you will enjoy this video. Hey, I wonder if we are better at predicting what will make other people happy? [added 7/19/07]

The Self

new Happiness resources - Videos and other resources [added 12/07/12]

new The marshmallow study revisited - an interesting variation on the famous study of self-control with kids [added 12/07/12]

Interviews of Ed Diener - First interview - Second interview - Michael Frisch interviews Ed Diener on happiness research. Michael also provides a song about happiness research. [added 11/29/11]

How perception of time affects our work, health, and well-being - an interesting animated video from Phil Zimbardo [added 10/3/10]

Dealing with time - an interesting, brief historical look at the ways we look at and think about time, narrated by Bob Levine [added 10/3/10]

The riddle of happiness - a good TED talk from Daniel Kahneman [added 10/3/10]

Can money buy happiness? - depends on what you spend it on according to Thomas Gilovich
[added 10/3/10]

"The self and culture" - [added 2/6/10]

Impulse control of sextuplets - a video showing a test of delay of gratification among a famous set of sextuplets [added 12/12/07]

Self-efficacy -- Find some videos in this extensive resource on Bandura's theory and the work of many on this topic. [added 12/10/07]

Dan Gilbert lecture - Interesting 20-minute talk on the impact bias, "the tendency to overestimate the hedonic impact of future events." We're not very good at predicting what will make us happy. But I think you will enjoy this video. Hey, I wonder if we are better at predicting what will make other people happy? [added 7/19/07]

"The Happiness Formula" - A BBC program has an extensive accompanying website with lots of video and other good resources on happiness. Even take a happiness test. [added 7/6/06]

View a research study - Delroy Paulhus provides a long and a short version of a video of a study on self-enhancement. I don't know what you might do with it, but it does illustrate some common steps in the research process. Scroll down to the end of the self-enhancement section. [added 3/23/04]

 

Imagestop

Large Collections

General: Posters/images of psychology from Flickr photostreams - [added 6/26/12]

Royalty-free images from the U.S. gov - Here's a good list of links to collections of images you are free to use. [added 6/25/12]

Worth Publishers - Worth makes freely available hundreds of images in many of their textbooks. [added 4/24/11]

Collection of Chicago images - large collection of 20th century scenes and people you might find useful [added 12/16/10]

2000 years of human culture - another large collection of freely-available images [added 12/16/10]

Life Magazine collection - "Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google." [3/29/09]

Copyright-free images - I have mentioned before that photos on government web sites are copyright free. Now, a new site, Uncle Sam's Photos, has made finding those images a little easier. [added 7/19/07]

Huge collection from the New York Public Library [added 7/14/07]

Smithsonian Photography Initiative - This new initiative should make available tens of thousands if not millions of photographs, with a very liberal copyright policy. [added 7/7/07]

Public domain images - a large list of links to freely available images you can use in your lectures or elsewhere [added 7/06/07]

Large photo database - Fotosearch is one of a number of stock photography websites. This one has over 700,000 images including photos, clipart and illustrations. Two things make this site better than most for educators. First, I find it easier than most other sites to search for an image, pull it up, and display a large version of it in class. However, that is probably not something you would do that often. But, the second feature is much better! We educators have been given permission to occasionally download an image, free of charge, to insert into our PowerPoint slides, or web pages, or other projects as long as it is for non-commercial, educational purposes and we give credit to Fotosearch! So, take a look, and let me know if you have further questions about its use. Thanks, Fotosearch. [added 7/6/05]

Images and Clipart - Classroom Clipart provides a large and very good collection of images and clipart you can insert into your PowerPoint, web pages, etc. [added on 12/1/04]

Lots of random images - Just for those of you who are often looking for an image of all kinds of things to stick in a slide or a webpage, this new site begins with a few thousand images and promises to add many more, all free to download and use. [added 4/06/04]

 

Specific Topic Collections

Persuasion: U.S. presidential campaign posters - [added 9/10/12]

Persuasion: Interesting old weight loss ads - [added 6/26/12]

Persuasion: Billboards from 1885-1990s - A collection of over 16,000 billboards from the Outdoor Advertising Association of America organized by product and company -- lots of interesting examples to see. [added 1/20/12]

Prejudice: Tulsa race riot of 1921 - a large collection of postcards and photographs [added 1/20/12]

Conflict and Peacemaking: Images from Bloody Sunday - "Hidden Truths: Bloody Sunday, 1972 probes one of the great tragedies of recent Irish-Anglo history, the shooting by British soldiers of Irish civil rights protesters in Derry, Ireland, on Sunday, January 30, 1972." [added 3/13/10]

Prejudice: "Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." - lots of good images [3/29/09]

World War I color photos - [added 4/15/08]

Prejudice: "Images of the anti-slavery movement in Massachusetts" - [added 4/9/08]

Photos from Auschwitz - "Auschwitz through the lens of the SS: Photos of Nazi leadership at the camp" is a collection at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. [added 1/25/08]

Images of Darfur - This exhibit from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum provides images of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. [added 7/06/07]

Famous Native Americans - [added 12/27/06]

Boston African Americana Project - Lots of images of pamphlets, posters, caricatures, illustrations, manuscripts, political cartoons and more related to slavery, the abolition movement, free blacks and other aspects of the life of African Americans from 1770 to 1950, with most of the collection from around 1865 [added 12/27/06]

Stereotyping Native Americans - a set of images and comments from the California Museum of Photography [added 12/27/06]

Psychological Image Collection - "This is a collection of images useful for research in Psychology, such as sets of faces and objects. They are free for research use." [added 1/10/06] top

Women of Protest - over 2000 photos from the suffrage movement, from the Library of Congress [added 1/8/06]

Ansel Adams' photographs - of the Japanese-American internment camp at Manzanar [added 6/17/05]

Photos from the civil rights struggle - a collection of interesting, annotated photos from the civil rights struggle from photojournalist Charles Moore [added 3/20/05]

Political memorabilia - More interesting images and propaganda from past political campaigns -- buttons, postcards, pins and watch fobs, sheet music, etc. [added on 12/1/04]

Military images from the U.S. Air Force - If you are looking for military images for some purpose, the Air Force provides a few thousand at this site. [added 3/30/04]

More military images from Iraq - from "Faces of valor: A photo tribute to the men and women of Operation Iraqi Freedom" [added 3/30/04] top

Korean American Digital Archive - Thousands of pages of documents and hundreds of photos and sound files document the Korean experience in America, from the Archival Research Center at the University of Southern California. [added 3/30/04]

Covers of Life Magazine: 1936-1972 - searchable database of covers -- perhaps there are specific images you would want to use or have students analyze changes/trends across the covers - also available are many "classic" pictures from the magazine [added 2/1/03]

Images of Native Americans - From the Bancroft Library, this collection contains portrayals of Native Americans by the Europeans, advertising posters and more. [added 2/1/03]

"Suffering Under a Great Injustice" - Here you will find a large collection of Ansel Adams' photographs of Japanese-American internment at Manzanar - perhaps you can incorporate some of these images into a lecture or send students to analyze them in some manner [added 6/6/02]

Social Issues Image Database - "The Social Issues Collection is an ongoing database of historial images from the Western United States and the Pacific Northwest region. The collection covers political and social topics such as women's issues, labor and government, as well as ethnic groups." Lots of high quality images of Japanese internment, women's issues and more.

Aggression: Disturbing vodka "rape" ad - [added 6/26/12]

Prejudice: Racist Obama bumper sticker - [added 6/26/12]

Prejudice: A racist symbol or a religious expression? - the Christmas cross for your front yard [3/29/09]

Prejudice: "The most hate-filled flyers of the 2008 campaign" -watch a slideshow
[3/29/09]

Muslim veils [added 7/15/07]

Your Copy Rights - a few good brochures that summarize your rights to use and copy a variety of media in your courses [added 7/7/07]

Tutorial: Searching the Internet for images - Want to find images on the Internet to insert into presentations or to use for other purposes? This site provides a nice tutorial on how to find images. [added 4/5/04]

 

Mixed Multimedia

"The women's archives" - SPARROW (Sound and Picture ARchives for Research On Women) contains audio, video, and images [added 4/15/08]

TV and print advertisements - View hundreds of tv commercials at bestadsontv.com. Also, the site has begun adding print ads. [added 1/14/06]

Multimedia to accompany New York Times stories - New from the Times, you can view slideshows, interactive graphics and more multimedia that accompany many Times stories. This a very nice resource if you want to incorporate media into your presentations or send students to view such material. To actually view the multimedia or stories one must register (free of charge) at the website. [added 8/30/02]

Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia - collection of racist cartoons, images and videos

 

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Instructional Resources


Promoting Discussion

Communication tools

An INFOBITS newsletter I receive from the ITS teaching and learning division at Univ. of North Carolina included the following useful links on some current social software tools that students and schools are increasingly using.

"The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative's "7 Things You Should Know About..." series provides concise information on emerging learning technologies including briefings on

YouTube


Facebook


Instant Messaging


Blogs


Wikis


Social Bookmarking [added 7/06/07]

Discussion board grading scheme - Stephanie Coker passed along the following text from her syllabus about how she grades contributions to the class discussion board. "It is really important that the discussion remain relevant and interesting. Keep in mind that many people will not go back to the DB once the assignment due date is passed. If you are late in your posts and responses, this means that no one will get to enjoy your idea!! Therefore, there will be ten points deducted for each calendar day that the assignment is not complete. In other words, if your post is submitted on time, but there is no response to another's post, 10 points are deducted each day the response is late, up to 0 points. Posting early and giving more than one thoughtful response or post will be considered excellent participation and is highly encouraged. Discussion Board posts and responses will be graded on the depth of knowledge of course material, amount of original contribution to the discussion (not just "I agree with you"), and ability to apply and/or integrate course knowledge. See the grading scale below for an idea of how the posts and responses will be graded.

10 = a "model" response that shows that the student
understands the course material and is able to "go
beyond" basic knowledge to apply the material and
concepts

5 = an "average response"- it answers the question,
but doesn't go beyond it

1= a response that doesn't make sense or shows no
comprehension of the material.

All numbers in between these anchor points will be
assigned, but this gives you an idea of what they
mean." [added 11/13/07]

Online discussion: Students' self-analysis of contributions - If you have students engage in online discussion you might find this article interesting. [added 1/10/06]top

HyperNews and Chat - Paul Skolnick promotes discussion and sharing outside of class asynchronously (not in real time) through HyperNews and synchronously (in real time) through virtual office hours in the online chat center

Posting thought questions - students required to post questions and replies related to course material using discussion software

Online Discussion Rubric
I often require my students to extend the course discussion outside the classroom on an electronic discussion board (e.g., Blackboard or WebBoard). Most of the time I just require that they participate in the online discussion without evaluating their individual entries. Typically, I will require that each student posts at least two thought questions during the term and reply to at least eight questions that I or other students have posted. But, on occasion, I have used a simple rubric to evaluate the quality of their postings. Here is an example:
You can receive either 0, 1 or 2 points for an entry.
0 = not adding to the discussion in any substantial manner; typically entries that simply agree with what someone else said or just restate what someone else said will fall into this category
1 = entries that do contribute some original thinking to the discussion but a) are still somewhat superficial in thought or b) do not use the theoretical terminology of the course
2 = entries that contribute substantially to the discussion and use the theoretical terminology of the course

It is not easy to evaluate online discussion entries. If you have any other models of how to do so I would love to hear about them.

Improving the quality of student papers - using a discussion board

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Designing your own online studies - Michael Britt (http://www.thepsychfiles.com/) demonstrates through an excellent video how to create an online experiment for free using Wix.com and Google Forms. Your students could create online studies through this simple approach as well. Nice job, Michael. [added 4/24/11]

Students create their own animated movies - James McMinn passed along this excellent use of technology in his classroom along with some examples of the finished products. I'll let him tell you about it: "I thought this activity might be of interest to those looking to incorporate additional technology (at no cost) in the teaching about stereotyping and prejudice reduction. I ask students to script a brief monologue or dialogue that focuses on stereotyping or prejudice reduction. After their scripting, I ask them to create an account on Xtranormal (www.xtranormal.com) and to turn their script into a movie. On this website, they can fairly easily create a movie that brings their script to "life". They choose the features of their characters (e.g., voice, behaviors), background settings, camera angles, and music, and then create the action of the script. Even students with limited technological savvy found this program easy to use, and all students enjoyed sharing their videos with others in the social psych class, on Facebook, etc. What I found in their videos was a broad cross-section of specific prejudices that interest students (I have linked two videos below), and a fairly good reflection of knowledge about stereotyping from social psychology. My only caution about Xtranormal is that though it is engaging for students, it is a free web-based service; thus, it can be very slow to create movies when the script is created and it sometimes loses the script if students aren't saving their work consistently. Despite these drawbacks, Xtranormal is a great technology to allow students to express their creativity in a way that relates to the content of their course. [added 7/25/10]

Doing research on the web - good set of exercises for students to complete to learn how to use the web as a research tool

Website evaluation assignment - variations on this assignment could be used to help students learn how to evaluate sources of information
Evaluating websites - excellent resource to teach students

Evaluating websites - another excellent resource

 

Using Multimedia

Creating multimedia PowerPoint presentations - This is a recent Teaching of Psychology article entitled "Microsoft Producer: A software tool for creating multimedia PowerPoint presentations" describing how the tool can be used for creating multimedia presentations. [added 11/13/07]

PowerPoint Tips and Tutorials - some excellent tips on PowerPoint including how to insert multimedia into your PowerPoint presentations - start with the Tips; if what you need is not there then try the other tutorials

 

Assessment

Online course evaluation: Hammer's Perpetual Online Evaluation (POE) - students usually provide feedback at the end of your course, and maybe you have asked them for feedback halfway through or so - but Elliott Hammer has created a nice online evaluation form that his students can fill out and submit anytime they feel like it [3/6/02]

Do online surveys - free, easy-to-use service created by Bruce Ravelli and colleagues - It allows you to create surveys in a variety of formats that can be administered online to do course evaluations or to ask other questions. The responses are tabulated for you online or you can download them into an Excel spreadsheet [3/6/02]

Interactive quizzes for review - created using Hot Potatoes program listed below

Online quizzing - detailed case study of Robert Holt's use of online quizzing through course management software (WebCT) in his social psychology course

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Other Ideas

CORAL: An online, collaborative social psychology course across distant sites - Tom Treadwell and his partner, Donna Ashcroft, have created an innovative model of a student-centered, collaborative course in which students at different institutions can participate in creating a research proposal and other course assignments through communication tools and other interesting resources. Worth a look. [added 12/27/06]

How to integrate technology into teaching - lots of good ideas, tutorials and resources from The University of Washington [added 11/14/03]

Effective uses of online course tools - excellent site listing a variety of strategies for incorporating discussion boards, online quizzing, chat rooms, group work areas, etc. into courses

Virtual resource site for teaching with technology - another excellent collection of ideas for incorporating technology into teaching organized by pedagogy or technology

 

 

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