Psychology is a fascinating subject. By developing an awareness of human beings, our behavior, language, and motivations, students build a strong base for understanding the world around them. So how can you bring psychology to life for these curious minds?
Using case studies has always been an important part of psychology courses but information in lengthy reports can be difficult to digest and retain. Luckily, video is an effective supplement or even a substitute for written material. While watching a short clip, learners gain an understanding of the topic in less time and build a clear picture of the real-life example. This is particularly important for students who prefer to learn by watching or listening, which is around 60% of the population according to the VARK Guide to Learning Preferences.
Video can also help to clearly explain abstract or challenging concepts. For example, when studying biological factors such as the brain, a short clip can replace a 2D illustration to allow students to explore key structures from different 3D perspectives.
Plus, video allows you to bring world-renowned experts to the classroom in a way that would never be possible otherwise!
To discover 5 videos that add a spark to psychology courses, keep reading. If you want to find out more about how you can bring your course to life with video, just get in touch.
1- The Parts of The Brain by Neuro Transmissions
This video covers all of the major parts of the brain, including the occipital, temporal, parietal, and frontal lobes and even some of the other structures that get taken for granted.
Using clear animations and everyday objects for comparison, this short lesson helps students visualize the brain and its components.
2- Situational Psychology by ShortCuts TV
This short film examines the difference between individual and situational psychological explanations for behaviour, using a range of classic studies (Zimbardo, Milgram, Latane and Darley) to illustrate, apply and evaluate situational approaches.
3- Long Term Memory by Psychology Unlocked
This video introduces students to a development of the basic Long Term Memory concept. Tulving (1972) distinguishes elements of Long Term Memory from each other using experimental evidence. Clear diagrams and visuals help to illustrate the concept.
4- Neuroplasticity by Octopus TV
Janet Treasure is the director of the Eating Disorder Unit and Professor of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London. In this clip, she discusses neuroplasticity and how the brain wires new information to allow for new ideas, skills and behaviours.
5- Psychological Research by Crash Course Psychology
In this episode, Hank Green talks about case studies, naturalistic observation, surveys and interviews, and experimentation. Also he covers different kinds of bias in experimentation and how research practices help us avoid them.
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