Monday, June 11, 2012

Head Games: New Show on Discovery and Science Channels

While I was away at the AP Psych reading, the Discovery Channel began running a short series called, "Head Games," a series of episodes about different aspects of psychology.  Topics include conformity, morality and Pavlov's classical conditioning, perception and mirror neurons.  I accidentally discovered them when doing a Tivo wishlist search.  While the show calls the demonstrations "experiments," the principles I have viewed thus far are pretty indicative of what we attempt to show our students.  At first glance, snippets of the show would be best used in our classes rather than full episodes.  There are also some online activities to illustrate some of the concepts as well.

posted by Chuck Schallhorn

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