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Free Online Psychology Videos, Interactive Media, Textbooks, and More

Module by: Carol Laman. E-mail the author

Summary: A list of FREE online videos, video clips, interactive media, and supplemental resources related to the field of psychology. These can be used for online classes, hybrids, in class, or for outside assignments. They are also good for updating the instructor. Many of the "multiple video" sites, e.g. Ted.com or the university sites, also have courses or lectures in related areas or areas of interest.

FREE ONLINE PSYCHOLOGY VIDEOS & INTERACTIVE MEDIA: Learning Activities, Interactive Books, and More

A. INTERACTIVE MEDIA

1. Flashcards (build your own or students can build their own; includes vocabulary quizzing) http://www.flashcardmachine.com/

2. Quizzes (options from learning to mastery to submit for a grade)

http://quizstar.4teachers.org/index.jsp

3. Conduct FREE SURVEYS (Zoomerang)

4. Conduct Free Surveys (Survey Monkey) 

5. Carnegie Mellon Online Learning Initiative – free courses including statistics and psychology (programmed instruction which includes text content, learning to mastery exercises, quizzes and free LMS.

Carnegie Mellon free online intro psyc course with LMS free intro psyc course programmed instruction based on Flat World free text

6. Finding Little Albert Activity

7. Visualizing Correlations -- Interactive

8. Implicit Associations Test

9. Interactive Brain Model

10. epsych (multiple interactives, inc. biological psyc, operant conditioning, illusions, personality. Mississippi State Univ. ePsych book)

11. Simulation Game - Condition Pavlov's Dog

12. Digit Span Memory Game

13. Chunking Activity (look for Chunking - Google Chrome on bottom bar)

14. Interactive False Memory Test

15. Explore Your Memory - 10 Tests of different types of memory

16. Face Memory Test

17. The Visible Embryo

18. Causes of Stress -- Simulation Game

19. Test Yourself for Burnout

20. Facilitating v. Debilitating Anxiety Test

21. Happiness and Positive Emotions (Questionnaires)

22. Quizzes for personality and disorders

23. The Big Five Personality Test

24. State Anxiety Inventory

25. Locus of Control Inventory

26. Genes to Cognition Online Neuroscience(cognitive processes, disorders, research), includes: videos, interactives, network maps

27. Client Centered Therapy Simulation Activity - Eliza

28. Do You Need Therapy

29. Extract Your Own DNA

30. Introduction to Psychology Course “Package” with Learning Activities

B. Categories for Free Videos and Free Online Psychology Books

(For all Individual Topics, also see XVII Major Sites for Videos on Multiple Topics)

I. Lifespan Development

II. Learning, Language, Education, Intelligence and Cognition

III. Personality/Abnormal

IV. Therapy

V. Drug/Alcohol Abuse

VI. Research & History

VII. Social Psychology

VIII. Memory

IX. Biological Psychology

X. Health Psychololgy

XI. Evolution

XII. Motivation and Emotion

XIII. Human Sexuality and Psychology of Gender

XIV. Positive Psychology

XV. Cross Cultural

XVI. Sensation and Perception

XVII. Major Sites for Videos on Multiple Topics and Psyc Course Lectures

XVIII. Instructions for Downloading YouTube Videos

XIX. Free Psychology Textbooks/Notes Online

I. LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT

Scientific American Videos 9 videos on genes and genome/ Scientific American. Select Windows media player.

Cracking the Code of Life 16 short videos; not segmented 1:53:00.

(genome, research, tay sachs, cystic fibrosis, inherited cancers, tx, etc. (hour long – many parts)

Life's Greatest Miracle 8 segments on prenatal development

Genetic differences (animated) 3:59

Epigenetics in Twins 4:42

Epigenetics: Nova 7:01

Epigenetics, pt. II (Nova) 6:19

Harlow's Monkeys and Contact Comfort 2:06 (actual footage of Harlow)

Ainsworth - Strange Situation 3:16

John Bowlby: Attachment Theory Across Generations 4:49

Genie: The Wild Child 8:14 (13 year old who had been kept in isolation) other parts accessible from this site

Vgotsky's Developmental Theory 4:01 Davidson films

Vygotsky and Play 3:04 Davidson films

Jean Piaget 4:01 Overview of Theory; Davidson films

Object Permanence 1:04

Preoperational Stage 2:16 Lack of conservation

Reversibility :57 (Concrete Operations)

Formal Operations :59 Deductive reasoning

Maria Montesorri 3:48 Her life and legacy

Early Recognition of Developmental Delays 4:33

Infant Stimulation 5:44 (short ad)

Marshmallow test (brief commercial) 2:44 CBS News

Speech and Language Delays 5:15

Autism: A Parent's Perspective 7:00

Autism Genes (Nova) (30 sec. commercial, then click on segment 4)

Asperger's 2:27

The Study of Twins 3:00 Discovery Channel; epigenetics

Observation of 2 year old (Automomy) :51

Two Year Old with IPad 5:28

The Science of Picky Eaters (Short ad) NOVA; 13:41 – first part of video)

Erikson's 8 Stages 6:05

Erikson: A Life's Work 4 min. Davidson films

Student Project on Kohlberg's Stages 4:39

Parenting Across Cultures 27:49 Panel discussion

The Teenage Brain PBS one hour; 6 videos – open separately.

Medicating Kids (short ad; Frontline on ADHD controversy) 53:00 (5 segments)

Abecedarian Project 7 min (30 year follow up of attempt to intervene with children born in poverty)

Girls and Bullying 4.17 (discussion starter; interviews)

Raising Cain: Boys in Focus (message from author – practical advice on raising boys) may be hard to open, so download is better.

Appalachian Teenage Boys (short ads) coming of age video documentary, several 16 min. segments; PBS

Living Old - PBS (The “old” old -- 0ver 85)

Maturing and Aging One hour telecourse segment; scroll down page and click on VOD box for this title.

Childhood Obesity 29:57

Obesity: A Growing Epidemic, pt.2 9:18 (pts. 3-4 accessible from this site)

Childhood Obesity Problem ABC News 8:31

Teen Girl Bullied for Obesity (BBC) 2:04 (teen girl on obesity at 12)

Teen talks about bullying (BBC) 1:14

Marketing to Teen Culture (PBS) marketing to teen culture (53 min. broken into 10 min segments)

The Adolescent Brain (3-4 min) Discovery Channel

The Adolescent Brain (Giedd) 4:51 NIMH

Deborah Tannen on Communication between Mothers and Daughters 4:38

Signs and Symptoms of Menopause 2:02

Risk Factors During Menopause 1:29

Diet and Vitamins During Menopause 2:36

HRT Therapy During Menopause (short ad) 2:52

Menopause 1:32

Coping with Alzheimer's (short ad) 9:47 CBS

Alzheimer's Association Education Video 7:48 (focus on caregivers)

Alzheimer's Disease 3:20

Alzheimer's Comprehensive (1 hour 25 min.) PBS

4 Alzheimer's videos (HBO) (stages, research, coping, caregivers)

Medicine and the End of Life 56:46 Ethics and what to do about the end of life at any age. (Scroll down and click on VoD next to this title.

II. LEARNING, LANGUAGE, EDUCATION, Intelligence and COGNITION

Pavlov's Dogs 3:55 Classic footage

Little Albert 2:36 Classic footage. Nurture over nature.

Thorndike's Law of Effect 2:22

B. F. Skinner 3:48

Skinner's Work 4:48

Skinner: A Fresh Appraisal/ Discriminative Stimulus 3:49 Davidson films

Pigeon Ping Pong :39 positive reinforcement

Behavior Modification of Preschool Child 10:00 Case Study

Skinner Box: Schedules of Reinforcement 3:58 Demonstration

Shaping 1:01

Positive and Negative Reinforcement :48 Parent demonstration

Dog Training with Positive Reinforcement 3:30

Discriminative Stimulus 2:16 Classical music used as discriminative stimulus

Learning: Classical and Operant Conditioning 13:50

Learning: Observation and Cognitive Approaches 13:50

Bandura's Bobo Doll Experiment Classic footage 4:49

Cognition: Pigeon 1:10

Insight Learning: Chimpanzee 1:02

Bandura: Social Cognitive Learning 3:56 Davidson films

An Introduction to Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory 3:56 (same as above; alternate source)

Learned Helplessness Demo in Classroom 3:33

Cognition: Awareness & Anticipation 1:38 shows child is aware and plans for consequences

Positive v. Negative Reinforcement 8:29

Producing Confident Learners 8:02 Praise for intelligence v. praise for effort

The Stuff of Thought (Steven Pinker) 1:03:44 (short ad)

Assessment and Educational Planning for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 59:56 (Lectures)

Selective Attention (Door Study, 1:37)

Cognitive Map :38 detour problem demonstrates internal map

Howard Gardner and Multiple Intelligences (short ad) PBS 28:26

Howard Gardner: The Art & Science of Changing Minds (short intro) 28:55

How We Judge Other People -- Moral Judgments (TED Lecture) 16:56

The Birth of a Language 4:57 (deaf children invent a language in Nicaragua)

Psychology: Language and Cognition, pt. 1 13:50

Psychology: Language and Cognition, pt. 2 13:50

Psychology: Intelligence, pt. 1 13:46

Psychology: Intelligence, pt. 2 13:50

IV. THERAPY

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) 8:14 Woman discusses depression before and after ECT

Person Centered Therapy 5:39

Person Centered Therapy (Acted) 9:58 UT students

Reflecting and Paraphrasing 1:22 Sample scene from training

Behavior Therapy for Snake Phobia 3:49 Exposure therapy

Desensitization with Virtual Reality Therapy 5:00

Virtual Iraq 2:05 Virtualy reality program as therapy for PTSD

Cognitive Therapy 9:14 UT Austin

Therapy in Prisons - the New Asylums 60 min broken into 5 segments. PBS

ABC Model of Cognitive Therapy pt. 1 7:05 Needs explanation

Cognitive Behavior Therapy pt. 2

Psychoanalysis (Re-enactment) 4:30 free association, transference, dream interpretation

Psychoanalysis & Psychosomatic Medicine (1940s) 9:05

Psychology - Therapies (pt. 1) 13:50

Psychology: Therapies, pt. 2 13:50

TMS at Mayo Clinic 2:05

TMS 2:35

TMS 2 2:12

TMS NY Presbyterian 2:24

TMS UCLS 4:06 Before and after

Psychiatric Medication and Children Short ad; 56 min. Frontline

Freeman and History of Lobotomies 5:11

V. DRUG/ALCOHOL ABUSE

Meth and Dopamine 3:03 National Geographic

Substance Abuse Disorders 58:24 Scroll down to topic, click VoD; Annenberg

VIII. MEMORY

Don't Forget (Scientific American: 5 short videos on memory)

Of Mice and Memory 12:53 Alzheimer’s; Enriched environment helps recover memories (Click on episode 2; brief commercial)

Other Alzheimer’s videos in Lifespan Development Section

Short and Long Term Memory

Memory in Action 3:09

H.M. Memory 10:00

Short & Long Term Memory; Snail Research 3:49

Change Blindness 00:51

Eyewitness Testimony 4:35

Eyewitness Testimony (Leslie Stahl) 1:52

False Memory (Loftus) 1:44

Repressed Memories 1:58

Mnemonic Phrases 3:09

Mnemonics (note: not politically correct) 1:42

Story as a Memory Aid 1:33

Chunking and Mnemonics 1:32

Method of Loci 5:33

Memory, pt. 1 13:46

Memory, Pt. 2 13:50

X. HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Worried Sick (Scientific American: 7 videos on stress/health psyc)

Fat and Happy? 9 videos on obesity, eating, exercise and lifestyle (sc. Am)

Weight Loss (5 parts; Scientific American)

Stress and Memory 1:35

The Placebo Effect and Alternative Medicine (7 videos)

Healing Touch Scientific American

Psychology, Stress, Health & Coping, pt. 1

Psychology: Stress, Health, and Coping 13:46

XI. EVOLUTION

Evolution Videos (use quicktime) short videos on a variety of topics

Becoming Us 54:00

Theory of Evolution 6:15

A Mutation Story sickle cell as example of evolution 5 min

Hygeine Hypothesis hygiene hypothesis for allergies 3:56

Evolution at Work sweaty t-shirts and human mate choice 3:11

Did Humans Evolve? human evolution 5 ½ min.

XII. MOTIVATION & Emotion

Goleman on Emotional Intelligence Compassion 13:17

Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Love (Guest Lecture by Salovey) Yale Lecture on Emotion/Love including Psyc Research

Why We Love Why we cheat, and the Future of Women (speech by anthropologist Helen Fisher about the romantic love across cultures and the science of love, and the future of women) 23 min. TED lecture.

  The Brain in Love (TED lecture by anthropologist Helen Fisher about the romantic love across cultures and research on "brain in love")  15 min. 

Growing Up Different 8 short videos on disabilities/neurological differences (scientific American)

Psychology: Motivation, pt.1 13:46

Emotional Intelligence 7:34 (Ted.com -- Novogratz on escape from poverty)

Hidden Motives 3 segments: decision-making, prejudice, prestige/ads (Scientific American)

XIII. HUMAN SEXUALITY and Psychology of Gender

Building Life as a Transgender Woman 15:04 (use quicktime) PBS

Killing Us Softly 4:59 shorter version (women in ads)

Killing Us Softly 34:00 longer version (women in ads)

She Said, She Said Deborah Tannen on communication between mothers & daughters 4:35

Female Sexual Dysfunction 3 case study illustrations. Informational slides and re-enacted conversation. (good communication with provider) approx. 5 min. each.

1957 Pepsi Ad (1:40)

Budweiser Ad (illustration of sexism :31)

Psychology: Gender and Sexuality 13:45

Gender & Sexuality, pt. 2 13:50 (good on theory)

XIV. POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

XV. CROSS CULTURAL

Cultural Psychologylast episode in Discovering Psychology (PBS Annenberg I) (scroll to bottom and click on VoD. 30 min.

Did You Know 2.0 (interesting facts about the world & change) 8:19

 Zimbardo on Evil How ordinary people become monsters or heroes (covering AbuGraib/prisons, social situation causes, the"Lucifer effect".) (TED lecture by Philip Zimbardo) 23 min

Why We Love Why we cheat, and the Future of Women (speech by anthropologist Helen Fisher about the romantic love across cultures and the science of love, and the future of women) 23 min. TED lecture.

  The Brain in Love (TED lecture by anthropologist Helen Fisher about the romantic love across cultures and research on "brain in love")  15 min. 

 Human Universals 22:40 Steven Pinker on what is common to world cultures    BLANK SLATE is the name of his book; covers parenting & the arts specifically. TED lecture.

 Unnatural Causes Is Inequality Making Us Sick? – (Racism as a chronic stressor, preterm birth, etc.  It shows an excellent documentary "Unnatural Causes" in the beginning 30 min of the seminar, followed by presentations by a panel of speakers/presenters.  (1hr. 43 min.)

 Health and Wellness among Hispanics 59 min.

 Cultural Perspectives in Cancer Control among Latinos 28:03

 Reel Bad Arabs  5:20 How Hollywood vilifies a people

Infertility in the Middle East 16:40 Social Impact of Infertility in the Middle East, Interview with Prof. Marcia Inhorn

Cultural and linguistic Competence in health care 55:31 Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Health Care

The Concept of Race 1:15:01 Harvard evolutionary geneticist Richard Lewontin

Family Values and Culture in the Successful Adjustment of Ethnic Minority Adolescents, Part 1 by Ana Mari Cauce 57:04 Family Values and Culture in the Successful Adjustment of Ethnic Minority Adolescents, Part 1 by Ana Mari Cauce

Family Values and Culture in the Successful Adjustment of Ethnic Minority Adolescents, pt. 2 57.35

Developing Cultural Competence21:05

Multicultural Competence19:46

Ethan Watters: The Globalization of the American Psyche 3:00 (short ad)

XVII. Major Sites for Videos on Multiple Topics

Ted Lectures   Excellent lectures by leading thinkers & researchers in a variety of fields.

NIMH Videos

Education Portal Video lessons can be used as preparation for CLEP tests; Can be used to replace/supplement text or in an online course. Some include quizzes, transcripts, tracking. Lots of animation, not a lot of talking heads. Mostly short clips for key concepts. Some courses can be used to earn credit. http:// http://education-portal.com/search/text/academy.html/

http://www.science360.gov videos, audio, articles with breaking news (also available through apps and RSS feed) (these may be slow)

Academic Earth Online Courses from Leading Universities

Scientific American Videos

Genes to Cognition Online Neuroscience(cognitive processes, disorders, research),

UH courses Videos courses on many topics, including some psychology classes, including: personality, abnormal, educational psyc, psyc of gender; intro to clinical, cultural, problems of normal life, intro, and education of children with disabilities.

Annenberg Online Video on Demand (free sign up, then all Annenberg video courses are available, including and updated Discovering Psychology (24, ½ hour videos by topic), the World of Abnormal Psychology, The Brain: Teaching Modules, The Mind: Teaching Modules, Seasons of Life, Growing Old in a New Age, Looking at Learning, Death: A Personal Understanding, The Whole Child: A Caregiver’s Guide to the First Five Years. And there are lots of other courses online as well to view – regardless of whether your interests lie in science, history, literature, or any other field!

Science Central

Allen L. Edwards Lecture Series

NBC Digital Health Network Variety of topics, including ADHD, obesity, etc.

http://www.films.com/ LOTS of videos clips – most about 5 min. long)

Washington State Open course library for general psyc

Washington State Open Course Library for Lifespan Development

Washington State Open Course Library for Intro to Statistics

YaleCourses Including Introduction to Psychology

Yale Intro course with video and transcripts

UC Berkeley Courses Including Psychology

iTunes UC Berkeley

PBS Videos PBS shows – some full length, some previews only

MIT Audio/Video Courses open source courses

MIT Intro course audio lectures: iTunes, MP3, transcripts

MIT Intro Course on YouTube

University of Washington lecture series, computer/brain series (Microsoft) + many others

YouTube Educational Videos Narrows the search somewhat.

CBS News Videos lots of video clips – most about 5 min. long. Search for topics.

IME Video Library - University of Wisconsin Innovations in Medical Education (variety of lectures – includes some slides and live action videos – some psyc, soc, cultural topics. University of Wisconsin – Madison)

Science Stage Lots of videos, some psychology. Search for topics.

Medical Animations on a variety of topics (including psyc topics like pain, Alzheimers, brain, pregnancy, etc.)

Free Video Lectures - Varied Schools and Topics (RSS feed available; Some audio only)

Medical University of South Carolina Videos lectures. Mostly medical, but some related to psyc, e.g. menopause, etc.

Growing Up Different 8 videos on disabilities/neurological differences (scientific American)

XVIII. INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Find the YouTube video you want to download

COPY the address of the YouTube video by highlighting the address of the page and pressing CTL-C

Then Go to http://www.zamzar.com

click on URL in step 1

PASTE the address into the box of step 1

Select AVI in step 2

Put your email address in box 3

Click on convert in step 4

Wait for a link to show up in an email that you get.

Short videos may arrive in 5 minutes – Longer ones take hours

When the email shows up – follow directions provided.

XIX. Free Books Online (in addition to Connexions!)

Intro to Psyc, Principles of Social Psyc, Research Methods in Psyc, Introductory Statistics, College Success

Psychology Textbooks at Saylor.org Free Education Bookshelf

HCC Adaptation of Introduction to Psychology (DSM-5 compatible) with free supplements and instructions at http://library.hccs.edu/oer/Psyc2301DSM5versionMay2013.pdf>

Textbook contains links to videos & resources.

NOBA Project Free Text

http://nobaproject.com/

Psychology: An Introduction by Russell A. Dewey, PhD

Free Psychology Video Courses

Education Portal video lessons can be used as preparation for CLEP tests; Can be used to replace/supplement text or in an online course. Most include quizzes, transcripts, tracking. Lots of animation, not a lot of talking heads.Mostly short clips for key concepts. Some courses can be used to earn credit. http:// http://education-portal.com/search/text/academy.html/

Physiological

Biomed Open Access Journals

http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/ General, Personality, History, and Social texts. Qualitative Workbook. All by George Boeree Shippensburg University

Multiple Psychology Articles, Resources, References

Psych Web

PsychCentral

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