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Psychology


Hacking Happiness

State of Disruption

The actions we take can influence the very function of our brain cells, and ground-breaking research has proven just how much control we have over our mind-body connection. This video explores how ‘hacking’ our ‘feel-good’...Show More

Stress, Anxiety and Resilience in a Time of Disruption

State of Disruption

Our world is currently in a state of disruption not before seen in our lifetimes. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the social, economic and political structures that humans once took for granted, understandably impacting the mental health of...Show More

Resilience and the Fight-or-Flight Response

State of Disruption

Encountering a wild animal predator may be a stress we long left behind in history, but the survival mechanisms humans developed then still serve us in today’s stressful situations, from exams to online bullying. This video explores the...Show More

Emerging into Resilience

State of Disruption

While the sympathetic nervous system triggers the fight-or-flight response to danger, the parasympathetic nervous system allows the body to relax and repair. This video looks at ways we can help our bodies to engage the parasympathetic nervous...Show More

Hannah: Eating Disorders

Woven Threads: Stories from Within

Hannah is young woman full of life, enthusiasm and a smile that is infectious. If you met her on the street you would never guess the challenges she has faced in her young life. During this episode Hannah shares some of her journey with us. The...Show More

Keenan: Childhood Trauma, Addiction, Incarceration, and PTSD

Woven Threads: Stories from Within

Keenan lost his parents as a young child and was separated from his brothers. He was moved from his home in Redfern to the suburbs of southern Sydney. At the age of 13 he went to find his brother who had returned to Redfern against the wishes...Show More

Emma: Trauma, Adoption, DV, Disordered Eating and PTSD

Woven Threads: Stories from Within

Emma was adopted at six weeks old, she always new this. Emma she spent her first five weeks of life in care and was never held by her birth mother. When Emma was three her family adopted another baby girl, as kids they were inseparable but as...Show More

Jett: Teen Male Depresssion, Bullying and LGBTIQ

Woven Threads: Stories from Within

Jett is nineteen, he suffered from extreme bullying, which led to severe anxiety, depression and resulted in Anorexia Nervosa. When Jett was in primary school the bullying started because of the friends he had, mostly girls and his interest in...Show More

Olive: Teen Depression

Woven Threads: Stories from Within

Olive is sixteen, she lives with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Major Depressive Disorder, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Anxiety. At the age of nine, Olive began to have negative thoughts but she managed to hide them...Show More

Peter: Male Anxiety and Depression

Woven Threads: Stories from Within

Pete grew up on a farm, north western new south wales. His father was a farmer and all he ever wanted to do was follow his dad around and be a farmer too. After school Pete went to another farm and learnt about sheep, he bought this knowledge...Show More
Criminal Profiling

Criminal Profiling

Criminal (or Offender) Profiling is an area that’s currently capturing the public imagination once more in TV shows like Mindhunter and Criminal Minds. But what’s the reality behind the hype? This film introduces students to a range of...Show More
On Being Sane in Insane Places

On Being Sane in Insane Places

This haunting film provides a brilliant summary of one of the most infamous experiments ever conducted in psychology, looking at its origins, methods, quite extraordinary findings and its lasting impact on psychiatry.
What Is Anxiety?

What Is Anxiety?

Understanding Anxiety

How and when we experience anxiety is as individual as we are. The ways that we cope with and manage it are different too. This programme provides students with an introduction to anxiety, what it might look and feel like, and some of the useful...Show More
Exam Stress

Exam Stress

Understanding Anxiety

Nerves before a big test can be productive. But when nervous energy grows into an overwhelming anxiety, exam performance can suffer, just as the negative feelings and self-talk have convinced you it will. Important viewing for students ahead of...Show More
Transition Anxiety

Transition Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety

Starting at a new school is one of the biggest changes a young person can face and, understandably, it can bring with it many anxious thoughts and feelings. Looking specifically at practical strategies to manage their emotions and behaviours in...Show More
A Cage in Freezing Water: One Woman's Journey through Depression

A Cage in Freezing Water: One Woman's Journey through Depression

Students can read about the causes of depression and the therapies for its treatment. But what's it actually like to suffer from depression? This short film looks at one woman's experience of depression: the fatigue, the feeling of being trapped,...Show More
Rethinking Obesity: Nurture via Nature?

Rethinking Obesity: Nurture via Nature?

As a species, we have been getting larger and in some Western societies obesity is now at epidemic levels. So why are we doing so much damage to ourselves, our health services and our planet? Is it mainly due to nurture, the environment? Or is it...Show More
Observational Methods

Observational Methods

Using examples from a range of classic studies, this clip takes students through the naturalistic forms of observation. It looks at different types of of observation, applications of naturalistic observation, and its uses and limitations in...Show More
Are You What Your Mother Ate? The Agouti Mouse Study

Are You What Your Mother Ate? The Agouti Mouse Study

Jirtle and Waterland’s Agouti Mouse Study has been called one of the most important pieces of research in the 21st century and this film explores both it’s substance and significance for the Nature-Nurture debate in psychology and...Show More
Variables

Variables

Although the idea of variables can seem dull and uninspiring, they're important because they're everywhere in psychology. This video defines the concept of variables, identify and describe different types of variables, relate variables to...Show More
Understanding Socially Sensitive Research

Understanding Socially Sensitive Research

This video develops the concept of socially-senstive research in terms of three key ideas: should the research be done, how findings can be used, and how findings should be communicated.
Experimental Research Methods in Psychology

Experimental Research Methods in Psychology

One of the main ways psychologists operationalise behavioural questions is through experimental methods and this film explores and evaluates three dimensions of this process: laboratory, field and natural experiments. Each method is illustrated...Show More
Experimental Design

Experimental Design

This programme uses a real world example (the relationship between learning and time of day) to explore thee different types of experimental design: repeated measures, independent measures, and matched pairs. The film explores their respective...Show More
Beyond Genetics

Beyond Genetics

"Nature or Nurture?” is a long-running debate in psychology, one heavily-influenced by developments in genetics and a rise in the popular belief that "dna is destiny”: the idea human behaviour is broadly is determined by a "good” or a...Show More
Getting Behind Psychological Statistics

Getting Behind Psychological Statistics

This three-part film looks at how statistical data is collected, compared and explained through an examination of three key areas in this process - sampling, correlation and causation - presented as self-contained films that link into an overall...Show More