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Learning & Motivation

Overview lesson on the history of psychology:  http://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/history/index.html

Good summary of motivation theories:  http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/motivation/motivate.html

  • Videos on Learning, Memory, & Motivation Topics (See also Training & Development)

    • Learning

Discovering Psychology Series–8–Learning:  http://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/08/e08expand.html

  • Memory

Discovering Psychology Series–9–Remembering & Forgetting:  http://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/09/e09expand.html

TED–Manipulating memory:  http://www.ted.com/talks/steve_ramirez_and_xu_liu_a_mouse_a_laser_beam_a_manipulated_memory.html

TED–Memory feats (mnemonics):  http://www.ted.com/talks/joshua_foer_feats_of_memory_anyone_can_do.html

TED–Experience vs memory:  http://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_kahneman_the_riddle_of_experience_vs_memory.html

TED–The fiction of memory–Elizabeth Loftus : http://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_loftus_the_fiction_of_memory.html

TED–Working memory:  http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_doolittle_how_your_working_memory_makes_sense_of_the_world.html

Manufacturing memories–60 Minutes:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcywPdORySA

Eyewitness testimony–60 Minutes:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtDt-THaH_o

Eyewitness testimony fails–60 Minutes, Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97DSyF_Z3Do

Eyewitness testimony fails–60 Minutes, Part 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4V6aoYuDcg

Implanting false childhood memories–Elizabeth Loftus:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il0u2s_WGXA

    • Habits

How to harness the power of habits–author Charles Duhigg interview on NPR:  http://www.npr.org/2012/02/27/147296743/how-you-can-harness-the-power-of-habit

The Power of Habit–author Charles Duhigg interview on NBC Today show:  http://www.today.com/video/today/46554965#46554965

Can you forget how to ride a bicycle? This demonstrations provides the answer: http://www.dailyliked.net/backwards-brain-bicycle/

    • Learning & Memory Anomalies

TED–Brain scientist discusses her own stroke:  http://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html

Superior autobiographic memory–60 Minutes, Part 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHeEQ85m79I

Superior autobiographic memory–60 Minutes, Part 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1th1fVIc8Vo

Savant syndrome–60 Minutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGdVcXEvUb0

Math & science prodigy–60 Minutes:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g91IQsS2spA

Life without short-term memory–Clive Wearing, Part 1A:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmkiMlvLKto

Life without short-term memory–Clive Wearing, Part 1B:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymEn_YxZqZw

Life without short-term memory–Clive Wearing, Part 2 A:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu9UY8Zqg-Q

Life without short-term memory–Clive Wearing, Part 2 B:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCyvzI2aVUo

Life without short-term memory–Clive Wearing, Part 2 C: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BrCBq2FY_U

Life without short-term memory–Clive Wearing, Part 2 D:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKxr08GEE54

    • Cognitive Approaches

Discovering Psychology Series–10–Cognitive Processes:  http://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/10/e10expand.html

Research on how story telling (redirecting self narratives) can change behavior–social psychologist Timothy Wilson:  http://www.apamonitor-digital.org/apamonitor/201203#pg30

TED–Angela Lee Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania professor and MacArthur Fellowship winner, discusses her research on “grit” as the essential element of success:  http://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_the_key_to_success_grit.html

    • Nature vs. Nurture (What is learned and what is not–instincts)

Twin babies “talking”:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JmA2ClUvUY&feature=player_embedded

Meta-analysis of 50 years of twin studies–14 million twin pairs– shows average heritability of traits is 49%:  http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ng.3285.html

  • Decision Making

Discovering Psychology Series–11–Judgment & Decision:  http://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/11/e11expand.html

  • Motivation

Discovering Psychology Series–12–Motivation & Emotion:  http://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/12/e12expand.html

 

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