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Insight Media (Firm)

Works: 4,546 works in 6,451 publications in 1 language and 71,730 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Interviews  Short films  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Biography  Cross-cultural studies  History  Television interviews 
Roles: Distributor, prn, Publisher
Classifications: GV1594, 303.482
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Publications about Insight Media (Firm)
Publications by Insight Media (Firm)
Most widely held works by Insight Media (Firm)
Dance on ( visu )
74 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,142 libraries worldwide
Features Susan McKenna, a dance therapist who works with adolescent psychiatric patients at the Langeley Porter Institute at the University of California
The spirit of dance ( visu )
44 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
Discussion of the Boston Ballet's production of The sleeping beauty, staged by Anna Marie Holmes.Parts of the discussion refer to Holmes's first staging of the ballet for the company in 1993. Holmes summarizes her own experience in the role of Princess Aurora, gives a synopsis of the ballet, and describes how her staging differs from Petipa's original. Philip Jordan and Amy Persky Gross describe the company's purchase and refurbishing of the scenery, costumes and wigs designed by David Walker for the Royal Ballet's 1977 production. Video excerpts recorded on location depict the Boston Ballet's costume shop ; its wig room (with Paula Kelly as guide), scenes of dancers in studio rehearsals, and performance footage
Cross-cultural communication how culture affects communication ( visu )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 722 libraries worldwide
Issues in cross-cultural communication are examined including public behavior, taboos, power, stereotyping, time conceptualization, socialization, direct and indirect communication and high context versus low context cultures
Dance on with Billie Mahoney ( visu )
33 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 704 libraries worldwide
Alwin Nikolais speaks about beginning his career as a piano accompanist at a dance studio. Seeing Mary Wigman for the first time he realized that he wanted to be a dancer, not an accompanist. Billie Mahoney and Alwin Nikolais discuss his work with other dancers, his travels and his career as choreographer and teacher
Nonverbal communication and culture ( visu )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 608 libraries worldwide
This program examines nonverbal communication in different cultures. It looks at personal space; body language including gestures, inflection, eye contact, smiling and other facial expressions; and posture. It demonstrates how the same gesture can be interpreted in different ways
Everyman a moral play ( visu )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
A presentation of the classic 15th-century morality play of the same name
Qualitative methods by Insight Media( visu )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
This DVD on qualitative research methods in the social sciences is presented in 4 chapters: 1) Questions of qualitative research, 2) Ethnography, 3) Textual analysis and 4) Application. After stating that social science research is based on studying others so that we can better understand ourselves, the video shows how researchers can construct a symbolic world to explore individual and collective meanings to determine what motivates human behavior and how individuals relate to each other in their environment. Experts Charlton McIlwain, JoEllen Fisherkeller, Erich Dietrich, and Rodney Benson explain this, as well as how this research is used by the media, advertising corporations and governments in their efforts to influence people and their behavior
Understanding research ( visu )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
"Introducing the basic components of a research study, this program examines the ways in which research studies are reported and teaches how to read and understand them. It outlines the structure of a scientific paper, defines important terms, considers the information that statistics provide about the value of a study, and shows how to evaluate the quality of information presented in a research study."--Publisher's website
Quantitative methods ( visu )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
Discusses how social scientists study how and why people do what they do by looking at cause, effect, and mitigating factors that relate to cause and effect. Experts explain how governments, advertising agencies, and social scientists both conduct and use these studies. Includes interviews with Barbara Hummel-Rossi, Charlton McIlwain, Jacqueline Mattis
Body language cultural differences by Norine Dresser( visu )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Diversity specialist Norine Dresser outlines differences in behaviors among non-U.S. cultures and introduces multicultural manners. The program covers such topics as greetings, shaking hands, eye contact, smiling, embracing, and kissing; emphasizes that acceptable norms vary among cultures and examines cultural variations in eating customs
Introduction to critical thinking by John Chaffee( visu )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Explores critical thinking. Covers the differences between critical and creative thinking; the characteristics of critical thinkers; the ways in which beliefs affect critical thinking; the use of language to clarify thinking; differences between fact and opinion; cause and effect; perceptions; and the uses of reports, inferences, and judgments in critical thinking--from Insight Media website (
Quiet rage the Stanford prison study by Stanford University( visu )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1971, Philip Zimbardo, Craig Haney, and Curtis Banks carried out a psychological experiment to test a simple question: What happens when you put good people in an evil place -- does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph? College student volunteers were pretested and randomly assigned to play the role of prisoner or guard in a simulated prison at Stanford University. This film uses archival footage, flashbacks, post-experiment interviews with the prisoners and guards, and comparisons with real prisons. It documents the study from the surprise arrests of the participants by city police, to the termination of the study after only 6 days. The Stanford Prison Study remains one of the most famous studies conducted in the field of Social Psychology
Research ethics ( visu )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Examines ethical issues in reporting and conducting research. Defines and offers examples of such reporting issues as plagiarism and falsification and fabrication of data. Explores ethical issues in research conduct, including uses of animals and such issues surrounding human research subjects as informed consent, freedom from harm, debriefing, and confidentiality. Also discusses conflicts of interest
Research design the survey ( visu )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Shows how to design surveys for research. Explains what a survey is, how to design and conduct a survey, and how to analyze and report the results
Laban for actors the 8 effort actions by Blake Taylor( visu )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Presents a workshop on Rudolf van Laban's system for actors focusing on movement
Critical thinking analyzing problems and decisions by John Chaffee( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
"This program shows how to apply the elements of critical thinking to analyze problems and make informed decisions. It covers such topics as inductive versus deductive reasoning; the relevance of arguments; logic, logical analysis, and logical fallacies; decision analysis; and problem solving"--Publisher's website
Five stages of the counseling process ( visu )
16 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
A counselor and her client address the client's life-transition issues while following a five stage counseling process
Period Movement : restoration ( visu )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
In this program, Judith Chaffee, movement coach and theater professor at Boston University, presents a workshop with students on acting in period plays from the Restoration and Victorian eras. Using scenes from Man of Mode, Mrs. Warren's Profession, and The Importance of Being Earnest, she teaches students how to execute dances of the period; use such props as hats, canes, and daggers; and perform such movements as walking and sitting for each of the periods discussed. -- Insight Media Website
Research design the experiment ( visu )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Explains when experiment-based research is appropriate and teaches the basics of designing and conducting an experiment. It considers pros and cons of this methodology, looks at different experimental methods, and discusses sampling and data collection
Scenes from the country wife by William Wycherley( visu )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Key excerpts from the comedy of manners which paints an unflattering picture of the worldly hypocrites, would-be wits and fools who infested London in the late 17th century
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