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Psychological Cinema Register (Pennsylvania State University)

Overview
Works: 335 works in 433 publications in 1 language and 811 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Ethnographic films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Anecdotes  Humor  Educational films  Case studies  Film catalogs  Interviews 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 301.2
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Most widely held works by Psychological Cinema Register (Pennsylvania State University)
Arrow Game( Visual )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member 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
Ocamo is My Town by Timothy Asch( Visual )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the work of an extraordinary Salesian priest, Padre Cocco, who for many years attempted to soften the impact of civilization on a Yanomamo village on the Ocamo River in Venezuela. From the Yanomamo series. T. Asch and N. Chagnon
Magical Death( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member 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
A case study of multiple personality : the three faces of Eve( Visual )

4 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Nature and development of affection( Visual )

5 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates a series of observations and experiments analyzing the variables underlying the nature and development of affection in the Rhesus monkey
Microcultural incidents in ten zoos : an illustrated lecture( Visual )

5 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A program based on a lecture by R.L. Birdwhistell to the American Anthropological Association, demonstrating the context control method for comparative analysis of cross-cultural situations. Short film excerpts illustrate 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. An epilogue illustrates observer and, particularly, cameraman biases in recording interactional data. R.L. Birdwhistell and J.D. Van Vlack
Jung speaks of Freud( Visual )

2 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member 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 )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching sign language to the chimpanzee, Washoe by R. A Gardner( Visual )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 10 WorldCat member 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
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 9 WorldCat member 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
Broad-spectrum behavior therapy in a group( Visual )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member 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
The spirit of ethnography( Visual )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member 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
PCR ; films in the behavioral sciences by Psychological Cinema Register (Pennsylvania State University)( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motivation and reward in learning( Visual )

2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details trial-and-error learning. Hungry rat learns to get food by pressing bar, while satiated rat goes to sleep. To demonstrate that failure to learn is due to lack of motivation, mild electric shock is used to train satiated rat. Animals rotate wheels, bite rubber tube, and strike another animal to avoid shock. N.E. Miller and G. Hart. Dated, but of historical interest
Frustration and fixation( Visual )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member 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. Frustrated animals finally assigned to soluble problems persist in fixations in spite of open correct doors, and although walking trials demonstrated that they know the correct choice. Includes demonstrations of catatonic and neurotic behavior
Fidelity of report by Bruce T Olson( Visual )

4 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member 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
A Behavioral therapy demonstration( Visual )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member 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."
Activity characteristics of gibbons (Hylobates lar) : Part 3 : social behavior by C. Ray Carpenter( Visual )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social behavior in young adult gibbons (Hylobates lar) on Hall's Island is observed. Behavioral components of play include wrestling, chasing, play biting, play face, spinning and somersaulting. Play is shown to be both social and individual, and takes up one-third of the gibbons' waking day. Communicative behavior patterns are shown during interactions and pair formation. This film shows use of core of territorial ranges as pair and/or individual sleeping sites. Vocalizations are also shown and heard
Comparative tests on a human and chimpanzee infant of approximately the same age by W. N Kellogg( Visual )

3 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of a series of five films that examines reactions of a normal human infant between ages of 10 and 14.5 months to psychological tests, and responses of chimpanzee companion, age 7.5 to 12 months, to the same tests. Shows the effects of different rates of growth and learning abilities in tests which include hand preference, startle reaction time to loud gunshot, delayed reaction, cap-on-head, detour, tickling, reaction to ice in mouth, and response during and after rotation in a swivel chair
Children's Magical Death( Visual )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pretending to be shamans, a group of young boys imitates their fathers, blowing ashes into each other's noses and chanting to the hekura spirits
 
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English (64)