Psychological Cinema Register (Pennsylvania State University)
Most widely held works by Psychological Cinema Register (Pennsylvania State University)
Magical death ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Relates the religious activities of a political leader and shaman from a village in Venezuela to the political and social organization in a Yanomamo Indian group.
Ocamo is my town ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Describes the work of one Roman Catholic priest who has attempted for 14 years to soften the impact of outside civilization on a Yanomama Indian village on the Ocamo River in Venezuela.
Arrow game ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
"A film about the Yanomamo Indians near the headwaters of the Orinoco River in Southern Venezuela, 1971" -- screen. A large group of Yanomamo Indian boys engage in an arrow fight in their village clearing. As they shoot blunt arrows, they learn to dodge and to aim.
The Nature and development of affection ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Illustrates a series of observations and experiments analyzing the variables underlying the nature and development of affection in the Rhesus monkey.
Spirit of ethnography ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Takes a humorous look at the field of cultural anthropology. Chronicles the field research of a fictitious ethnographer embarking on his first field experience.
Jung speaks of Freud ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Psychologist C.G. Jung tells of his early and historic acquaintance with Sigmund Freud and why he became critical of Freudian psychology and broke away to found a rival school of his own. Jung says that, after conducting word association experiments whose results supported the theories advanced by Freud in The Interpretation of Dreams, he wrote to Freud, beginning their relationship. He explains how his knowledge of diverse cultures led him to conclude that Freud's theories of the ego, the id, the oedipal complex, and the importance of the sex drive, while valid, were too limited.
Films in the behavioral sciences by Psychological Cinema Register (Pennsylvania State University) ( Book )
3 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Teaching sign language to the chimpanzee, Washoe ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Documents Project Washoe, an experiment in which two-way communication was established with a chimpanzee by means of the sign language of the American deaf, Ameslan. Illustrates the range of the chimp's vocabulary, shows the development of sentence structure, examines the contexts in which she signed, and shows the project's research methodology.
Microcultural incidents in ten zoos ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Ray L. Birdwhistell demonstrates the context control method for comparative analysis of cross-cultural situations. Film excerpts portray the interaction of members of families with each other and with animals in zoos in England, France, Italy, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and the United States. Illustrates observer and cameraman biases in recording interactional data. Edited from a lecture given to the American Anthropological Association.
Fidelity of report ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
An audience-participation demonstration of accuracy of observation and report. After presenting a 60-second dramatic action sequence concerning a woman who is robbed while waiting for a bus, the projector is stopped and a standard set of questions is given to the audience to answer. The dramatic action is repeated by continuing the projection and each observer is asked to check the accuracy of his own observations.
PCR; films in the behavioral sciences by Psychological Cinema Register (Pennsylvania State University) ( Book )
2 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Behavior of animals and human infants in response to a visual cliff ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Presents a comparative study of depth discrimination in animals and human infants, using an experiment involving the reaction of subjects to visual cues placed at varying distances under a large sheet of glass.
A Behavioral therapy demonstration ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
This program presents excerpts of interviews with a young woman and a therapist to illustrate some of the "major operations of behavior therapy." These major operations include a history of the major complaint, relaxation training, assertive training, and a systematic desensitization training. The young woman states that she is very nervous. She says that she is "completely calm and comfortable at home but is nervous around men." She works as a medical technologist but wouldprefer to be a kindergarten teacher. She also says that she didn't really like school - particularly getting up in front of a class. She states that she fears being the center of attention. She doesn't like criticism and responds very passively when someone does something she doesn't like. During the interview session, the therapist tries to bring about "action inside which will fight the anxiety." He instructs the woman in a series of exercises designed to have her experience what muscle tension and relaxation is like. These exercises involve systematically tensing and relaxing muscles in the hand, arm and head. The woman is then instructed to close her eyes and quantify on a scale of 100 how angry she would be under circumstances in which she and men of various different ages would be sitting in a football stadium together. At the end of the program, the young woman states that she feels calmer than she did at the beginning. The program concludes with remarks from the doctor which "help put the film in perspective."
Children's magical death ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
A group of young Yanomama Indian boys in Venezuela imitate a ritual performed by their fathers. They pretend to be shamans, blowing ashes into each other's noses and chanting to the spirits.
Frustration and fixation ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Documents Maier's thesis that frustration leads to fixation and other bizarre symptoms. Shows a modified Lashley jumping apparatus and describes the process of teaching rats to jump. Portrays the successful solution of a soluble problem, and typical frustration responses to insoluble problems: refusal, escape, and stereotyped choice.
A Father washes his children ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A shaman and headman in a Yanomama Indian village in Venezuela takes nine of his young children to the river and washes them carefully and patiently.
Broad-spectrum behavior therapy in a group ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This program presents a group therapy session which illustrates the use of broad-spectrum behavior therapy in a group. A brief description of this type of therapy precedes the group session. According to the program this type of behavior therapy draws many of its methods from experimental psychology and learning theory and transcends narrow stimulus-response techniques. The broad-spectrum behavior therapy teaches authenticity, self disclosure, empathy, and a way of life which includes social expressiveness. Although in some respects broad-spectrum behavior therapy overlaps with traditional group psychotherapy, it has some distinctive features. In broad-spectrum behavior therapy, the therapist sees himself as a teacher and clinician, and is very active in all the proceedings. The members of the group presented in the program fear criticism and disapproval. In the previous group session, each member is given the same assignment: to either take a behavior which was destructive and master it, or do something they know they should have but didn't. In the program they discuss their efforts to do the assignment. In the group emphasis is placed on handling feelings in an assertive rather than aggressive manner, and on transferring behavior learned in the group to situations outside the group. Systematic desentization to a situation in which they are to imagine that a hostess told a friend that they were unsociable at a party is demonstrated to help group members overcome their fears of criticism and disapproval.
Case study of multiple personality ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A record of an unusual case of multiple personality. Introduces the behaviors of Eve White, Eve Black, and Jane, three distinct and contrasting personalities residing in the same woman; gives background information about the case; and includes interview scenes with a psychiatrist eliciting each personality. Shows the patient after recovery and a psychiatrist discusses the possible etiological and therapeutic factors in the case.
Some behavior characteristics of a human and a chimpanzee infant in the same environment ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Compares general behavior of a normal human infant between the ages of 10 and 14 1/2 months with the behavior of a chimpanzee companion between the ages of 7 1/2 and 12 months. Both child and animal are allowed to develop in typical human civilized surroundings. Illustrates six phases of behavioral developments: upright walking, affectionate behavior toward adults, strength, indoor and outdoor play, reactions to water, and reactions while riding in vehicles. Shows early effects of human environment upon the ape and some basic differences between the two types of organisms.
Activity characteristics of gibbons (hylobates lar) ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Examines the ecology of a small, free-ranging colony of six white-handed gibbons (three normal control, three with electrode implants) on Hall's Island, Bermuda. This artificial environment's primary use is housing of animals for physiological research. Shows various maintenance activities of gibbons including foraging, drinking, grooming, resting, and sleeping.
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