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Top 25 DVDs Offered by Penn State Media Sales

Liquid Assets

Liquid Assets, a ninety-minute documentary, tells the story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater. These systems, some in the ground for more than 100 years, provide a critical public health function and are essential for economic development and growth. Largely out of sight and out of mind, these aging systems have not been maintained, and some estimates suggest this is the single largest public works endeavor in our nation's history. Exploring the history, engineering challenges, and political and economic realities in urban and rural locations, the documentary provides an understanding of the hidden assets that support our way of life. Locations featured in the documentary include Atlanta, Boston, Herminie (Pennsylvania), Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C.

Making the Blue Band

It's the dream of aspiring high school musicians. High school musicians across Pennsylvania dream of one day marching into Beaver Stadium before 107,000 screaming fans. Each year more than 200 freshmen audition for the Penn State Blue Band; less than half make it. Find out what it takes to make the Pennsylvania State University Marching Blue Band. Available December. Most people know what goes into preparing the Nittany Lion football team to take the field each week, but what does it take to make the Penn State Blue Band? This one-hour documentary follows eight incoming freshmen through auditions, cuts, and the grueling days of band camp as they pursue their dream. Find out who has what it takes to make one of the nation's premier college marching bands. Making of the Blue Band

A Case Study of Multiple Personality: The Three Faces of Eve

Classic recording of a young woman with three distinct personalities. During actual interview sessions, the viewer is introduced to the behaviors of the personalities residing in patient: Eve Black, Jane, and Eve White. Includes case background, actual interview sessions of psychiatrist eliciting each personality, and concludes with scenes of patient after complete recovery. Produced by Dr. Corbett Thigpen and Dr. Hervey Cleckley c1954. (A Case Study of Multiple Personality: The Three Faces of Eve, psychology)

Grief: A Peril in Infancy

Comparisons in infant's behavior before and after mother's three-month absence indicated negative changes that may have permanent effects if mother fails to return. Study indicates that there is slower development of infants in an institution compared to children with real mother's constant attention. From the Film Studies of the Psychoanalytic Research Project on Problems in Infancy Series. Dated, but of historical value. (Dr. Rene Spitz, psychology)

Bel Canto/Can Belto

Bel Canto/Can Belto, a DVD tutorial for teaching women to sing musical theatre. Mary Saunders teaches belting and the mixed middle voice. Video includes: practical vocalises for the studio, a sampling of proficient young belters at work, Mary Saunders discussing the "authentic speaking voice" and the critical development of the mixed middle voice. Additional materials include recommended belt repertoire for the studio.

Trance and Dance in Bali (Mead, Bateson)

Records a performance of the Balinese ceremonial kris (dagger) dance-drama, which depicts the never-ending struggle between witch (death-dealing) and dragon (life-protecting), as it was given in the village of Pagoetan in the late 1930s. The dancers experience violent trance seizures, turn their krises against their breasts without injury, and are restored to consciousness with incense and holy water. Narrated by Margaret Mead against a background of Balinese music. From the Character Formation in Different Cultures series. Produced by Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead. 1952 (anthropology)

Stanford Prison Experiment: Quiet Rage

Dr. Philip Zimbardo's The Stanford Prison Experiment documentary Quiet Rage features archival footage, flashbacks, post-experiment interviews with the prisoners and guards, and comparisons with real prisons. It documents the surprise arrests by city police and vividly shows the pathology that developed among participants, forcing the two-week study to be terminated after only 6 days. The Stanford Prison Study is one of the most famous films used in the study of Social Psychology stanford.prison.study.media.psu.edu prison study

Eduardo the Healer

Documentary portrait of Eduardo Calderon, "Eduardo the Healer," a fisherman, sculptor, and shaman who, like Casteneda's Don Juan, uses incantations, psychology, and hallucinogenic drugs to practice his healing art among the villagers of Peru. Shown as a wise, warm, fascinating man of exceptional character, Eduardo the Healer, through his views of the human psyche, suggests there is more to the practice of medicine than modern technology admits. English subtitles are used when Spanish is spoken. Directed by Richard Cowan. (anthropology)

Survey of the Primates (Revised Edition)

Observes similarities and differences among primates in evolutionary perspective, from tree shrews through prosimians, cercopithecidae, ceboidea, and lesser and great apes. Survey of the primates discusses anatomical, social, and maturational differences, as well as geographical distribution, habitats, intelligence, diet, dentition, learned behavior, manual dexterity, and territoriality among a large number of species. Produced by Duane Rumbaugh, Austin H. Riesen, and Robert E. Lee. Primate category.

Albert Bandura: Part 1

Dr. Albert Bandura reviews his influences in theoretical psychology and research development, and discusses cognitive and social behavior modification, social learning, modeling, and aggression. From the Notable Contributors to the Psychology of Personality series. Produced by R.I. Evans.

Albert Bandura: Part 2

Dr. Albert Bandura recalls his classic Bobo doll psychology experiment, and discusses the effects of aggression and violence in the media, morality and moral disengagement, self-efficacy, reactions to criticism, and plans for the future. From the Notable Contributors to the Psychology of Personality series. Produced by R.I. Evans.

Exploring Language: Thinking, Writing, Communicating -- Language, Learning, and Children

Illustrates various aspects of children's language learning, including the acquisition of speech and reading skills and the ability to use language in a social setting.

Pinto Fires

Ford Motor Company chose not to recall the Pinto although people were dying in fires resulting from very low-speed rear end accidents. This classic business ethics case raises important questions about the complexities of ethical decision making in a corporate setting. Students learn from a key player, the recall coordinator himself, Dennis Gioia, who is now an award-winning teacher, expert in cognition in organizations, and professor of management at The Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business. The DVD along with the case study and instructors guide, written by Professors Dennis Gioia and Linda Trevino, professor of organizational behavior and expert in organizational ethics in the Smeal College, are designed to increase student understanding of the actual decision making processes involved. DVD, Case Study and Instructor's Guide

Spirit of Ethnography

A satire on the basic processes of data gathering in cultural anthropology. Chronicles the field research of a fictitious ethnographer embarking on his first field experience. Spirit of Ethnography presents a humorous view of anthropologists making fun of themselves and classic ethnographic films. Directed by O.M. Watson. Anthropology/Archaeology

Studies Upon the Behavior of the Human Infant: Experimental Investigation of Babies

aka Little Albert, Authentic film documentation of classic condition experiment by John B Watson and Rosalie Raynor, filmed in 1920. The experiment was undertaken to answer three questions: 1) Can an infant be conditioned to fear an animal that appears simultaneously with a loud, fear-arousing sound? 2) Would such fear transfer to other animals or inanimate objects? 3) how long would such fear persist? Subject, Albert B, a healthy 9-month baby, was selected and "conditioned" to fear different objects including a white rat, white rabbit, white bearded man, and dog. Film also includes reflex demonstrations of newborn infant preceding experiment footage. Produced by C H Stoelting Company. silent © University of Akron 1999

Telling Amy's Story

HOME USE, MUNICIPAL SOCIAL, SERVICES RATE ONLY DOES NOT INCLUDE CLASSROOM OR LIBRARY RIGHTS SEE STOCK 1025. Actor and advocate Mariska Hargitay and Detective Deirdri Fishel present an emotional story about America's pervasive and largely unreported epidemic-domestic violence. Telling Amy's Story is based on a timeline of events leading up to a domestic violence homicide that occurred on November 8, 2001 in Central Pennsylvania. The victim's parents, co-workers, law enforcement officers, and court personnel share their perspectives on what happened to Amy in the time leading up to her death. "While we will never be able to change the ending to Amy's story, we hope that its telling can change outcomes for the millions of victims survivors and loved ones affected by domestic violence everyday" said Mariska Hargitay, who hosts the documentary and is the president and founder of Joyful Heart Foundation. Subtitled in Spanish (Subtitulado en Espanol)

Latah: A Culture-Specific Elaboration of the Startle Reflex

A psychology study of a culture-bound syndrome in Malaysia, in which persons who have been noticed to startle readily and strongly are repetitively startled by others until they become extremely flustered. Shows how these hyperstartling people, called latahs, may say things which are normally tabooed, match the movements of others around them, and obey commands. American and Ainu (northern Japan) hyperstartlers are shown for comparison. Latah: A Culture-Specific Elaboration of the Startle Reflex - Director, ethnographer, producer: Ronald C. Simons, M.D., M.A., Department of Psychiatry, Michigan State University. Filmmaker: Gunter Pfaff. Psychology

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