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 ideas and issues, from defining different types of criminal profiling, through outlining what profilers do to perhaps the most important question of all: Does profiling work? The film features contributions from leading contemporary UK profilers and psychologists - including Professors David Wilson and Craig Jackson - and uses a number of famous British and American case studies and examine different approaches to Criminal Profiling. Show Less
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.
Learn to Worry Less is a video which acknowledges we are inundated with worry, but shows we can learn to manage it even in unpredictable times. Learn to Worry Less is a video in which psychology expert Peter Quarry shows simple strategies to break your worry cycle through recognising the triggers and substituting positive thinking and action and putting the worries into a broader perspective. Show Less
Survive Uncertainty and Fear is a video that helps people understand feelings of uncertainty and fear, especially with the pandemic and its domino effect on global economies, job losses, health issues and a stream of bad news. This video helps people to manage their fear and concern. Survive Uncertainty and Fear helps move our focus on today and this week, and psychology expert Peter Quarry suggests using certainty anchors, a pause button and a contingency plan to cope with uncertain times and fear in people's lives. Show Less
Survive a Personal Crisis is an important program for anyone facing death of a loved one, illness, relationship breakdown, financial loss or trauma. Each can deeply affect your ability to work. During times of personal crisis, Peter Quarry suggests that we realise it is normal to experience strong emotions, and that we need to reach out for help. Survive a Personal Crisis offers helpful ways to cope with and survive with life's many challenges and explores ways to seek assistance, recognise that healing takes time and seek a professional if you're in a downward spiral. Show Less
How to Develop Optimism is a simple video that shows how optimism is a skill you can learn and how you can benefit in your relationships, your work and your health. Psychology expert Peter Quarry describes the considerable difference you make to your life once you choose to view events optimistically. How to Develop Optimism helps learners to cope with life's challenges in a positive way. Learn to see what can be changed positively in your situation. As Peter Quarry explains, when you choose the 'glass half full' approach, difficulties become markedly easier and your relationships improve. Show Less
Mind over Mood will help you understand how to control your moods and switch to positive constructive thinking. Psychologist Eve Ash explains how to change, what she calls, the Negative Land of W (Wishing, Whining and Wasting Time) to the Positive: Wanting to Achieve, Willing to Learn and Working Effectively. Once this video is completed you will have learned how we waste valuable time wishing for something different or whining about finishing a task or project. You will know how to choose your mood using the Positive Land of W approach: Wanting to achieve, being Willing to learn, and Working effectively. It's a case of mind over mood. Show Less
Overcome Anxiety will help people feel normal, given 1 in 4 people now experience anxiety more frequently. In this video, learners will discover that anxiety includes symptoms like a racing heart, a desire to withdraw socially, excessive worrying, even panic attacks. Overcome Anxiety is a timely video for the increasing number of people experiencing and complaining of anxiety, providing proven ways to overcome the problem. Psychology expert Peter Quarry suggests slow breathing, mindfulness and challenging your self-talk. Show Less
Overcome Insomnia is a video that will help the estimated 30% of people who have trouble with how well or how much they are sleeping. While everyone's sleep hours differ, we all need sufficient deep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep to be physically, emotionally and mentally healthy. Overcome Insomnia is a video that will help learners to manage and reduce insomnia by learning to quieten your mind and stress levels. Yoga is a proven technique for reducing stress, but any daily exercise helps. You will learn the importance of avoiding stimulants and making your bedroom a place of rest, not work or screens. Show Less
Overcome a Knockback is a video explaining how knockbacks handled correctly, can be useful guides to achieving what we want. Whether it's a rejected job application, a project proposal or an idea that you floated at a meeting, knockbacks can be hard to overcome. Overcome a Knockback shows how knockbacks or rejections are an inevitable part of life. When they occur, it feels deeply personal and it's hard to pick up the courage to keep going. But knockbacks are opportunities in disguise. In this video, psychology expert Peter Quarry shows how to overcome knockbacks through self-talk, creating new strategies, using a support network and taking a realistic approach to moving forward. Show Less
Eyewitness testimony and its veracity presents problems for juries and judges, according to the University of California's Dr Elizabeth Loftus. She tells Eve Ash that this intersection of psychology and law has revealed that the more confident a witness, the more they are believed even if their memories are mistaken. More than 300 people, such as Steven Titus (misidentified as a rapist) have been convicted through faulty or false memories. The problem is compounded when zealous detective coach witnesses, or when false and distorted memories are "implanted". People sometimes cling to a mistaken belief, even when the evidence shows they are wrong. Show Less
Eve Ash discusses why people tell lies with the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Professor Robert Feldman, a specialist in psychological and brain sciences. He has studied lying for many years and observes that (1) all people tell lies in different situations; (2) many are not truthful on their resumes and in job interviews; (3) sometimes people confabulate to fill memory gaps caused by stressful or traumatic conditions. In crime situations, he explains that false memories occur, and people's eagerness to find a culprit sometimes leads to the wrong person being convicted. You can't always tell a liar from their physical cues (e.g. excessive blinking, looking away). This can cause deception bias and investigations clouded by tunnel vision. Dr Feldman and Eve Ash discuss the case of Sue Neill-Fraser, convicted and jailed for murder in Tasmania in 2010. Show Less
Eve Ash talks to Professor Robert Feldman (University of Massachusetts Amherst) about his research for the book "The Liar in Your Life": He reveals that we all lie at different times, there are many types of lies ranging from the unconscious to lies of commission, and that people often lie within the first ten minutes of meeting someone. We lie to create an impression, we lie because we are anxious, we make up narratives to fill gaps in our memories. We have a "truth bias" in as much as we don't want to believe another person might be lying. Lies create spiral effects ("You lie, I lie"). We might be suspicious of liars, but we also tend to forgive them. Lies lead to inauthenticity in relationships. People compartmentalize lies and can live with them for many, many years. Show Less
People sometimes lie for a reason and will exaggerate to enhance their prestige in the eyes of others. People having secret affairs tell lies; this was the situation for Eve Ash's mother who lied for years about Eve's biological father. Eve's subsequent investigation revealed her real father, and how he was built into her story, although her mother never admitted the truth. Discovering her personal story has led Eve to forgive her mother's deception. Show Less
Worry and anticipation can easily flood our minds, whether at work or before falling asleep. Mindfulness is a technique used to press pause on these thoughts of worry, and instead to pay attention to the present moment. Drawing on relaxation techniques and neurological benefits, this video explores how mindfulness can make a positive impact in your day-to-day life. Show Less
We’ve all heard the common phrase ‘flight or fight response’ when faced with alarming and difficult predicaments, but where did it originate? Chartered Occupational psychologist Emily Hutchinson discusses the science of the brain and history behind this term, and how it has adapted through our evolution into modern day stresses, which we now interpret as things that could endanger our wellbeing. Show Less
Arriving into the workplace early in the morning, sleep deprived and fatigued presents many challenges throughout the day. With links to irritability and wellbeing, reaction and awareness, lack of sleep is plainly a detriment to your performance at work. Our sleep science professionals discuss why workplace environments may inhibit sleep. Show Less
If you’ve got two minutes to spare during your day, this quick exercise induces relaxation through controlled breathing. Taking slow gentle breaths in and out, this video provides guided instructions on breathing and mindfulness tips.
How can we switch our minds off before we sleep? With countless questions and thoughts racing across our minds keeping us awake, it can be difficult to put the day to bed. This video introduces a few cognitive techniques that can assist in quieting those noisy thoughts. Show Less
Sleep is essential for our day-to-day survival. Like food, water and oxygen, sleep is a key component of nutrition that some may overlook. Professor of Sleep Medicine Colin Espie details how sleep plays a vital part of our lives to function on a healthy and responsive level. Show Less
Do you think you’re a morning or night person? While some people naturally fit into either category, the majority of us are neither extreme night or morning people. This quick video explores how some individual differences and behavioural choices contribute to the length of our days. Show Less
This simple breathing exercise can be done anytime and anywhere. Focusing on breathing and relaxing the joints, this is best done whilst sitting down and only takes a few minutes.
This quick and easy exercise in mindfulness can be done at home or in the workplace. Starting with your feet flat on the floor, this exercise centres on stillness and your awareness of the surroundings, your body, tensions following with a focus on breathing. Show Less