Psychlotron PsyCasts

The cognitive model of abnormality5min 30secAssumptions of the cognitive model; the constructionist view; thinking as information processing; biases and errors in thinking; the cognitive model & eating disorders; evaluative comments.2.6Mb
The psychodynamic model of abnormality5min 48secAssumptions of the psychodynamic model; the unconscious mind; imbalance in the psyche; childhood influences; the psychodynamic model & eating disorders; evaluative comments.2.6Mb
The behavioural model of abnormality5min 57secAssumptions of the behavioural model; classical conditioning; operant conditioning; social learning; the behavioural model & eating disorders; evaluative comments.2.7Mb
The biological model of abnormality6min 0secAssumptions of the biological model; genetics; structural brain abnormality; neurochemical imbalance; biological model & eating disorders; evaluative comments.2.8Mb
Eating disorders6min 36secWhat are eating disorders? Anorexia nervosa (clinical characteristics); a biological study of anorexia (Holland et al); Bulimia nervosa (clinical characteristics); a psychological study of bulimia (Wonderlich et al).3.1Mb
Defining abnormality6min 35secWhy define abnormality? Statistical deviation; violation of social norms; failure to function adequately; deviation from ideal mental health; general issues. Limitations of each definition are briefly discussed.3Mb
Stress management6min 56secDefinitions; physiological approaches; drug therapy; biofeedback training; psychological approaches (stress inoculation, hardiness training); general considerations3.2Mb
Gender & stress5min 59secPersonality factors; differences in coping strategies; physiological differences; general comments.2.7Mb
Personality & stress5min 22secType A behaviour; Hardiness; Locus of control; general considerations2.5Mb
Sources of stress5min 26secLife changes; Research into life changes (Rahe et al); The workplace; Research into the workplace (Marmot et al); Reducing workplace stress2.5Mb
Stress & illness5min 56secRoutes from stress to illness; Stress & cardiovascular disorders; Friedman & Rosenman; Stress & immune functioning; Kiecolt-Glaser et al; General considerations2.8Mb
Bodily Responses to Stress6min 19secDefinitions; The fight or flight response; The general adaptation syndrome; The role of psychological factors2.7Mb
Obedience & disobedience6min 16secDefinitions; Milgram's theory of obedience; Socialisation; Gradual committment; Agentic shift; Resisting authority2.8Mb
Studies of obedience6min 4secDefinitions; key studies (Milgram & variations); factors that affect obedience (legitimacy, responsibility); impact of Milgram's research2.8Mb
Minority influence5min 42secDefinitions & examples; Key studies (Moscovici et al); Factors that affect minority influence; Explanations of minority influence (conflict, snowballing, social cryptamnesia); Contrast between minority & majority influence2.7Mb
Majority influence5min 52secDefinitions; Key studies (Asch, Sherif); Types of conformity (compliance, conversion); Explanations of conformity (informational and normative influence); Factors that affect conformity2.7Mb

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