Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Series Description and Advisors
The Discovering Psychology telecourse and educational video series first premiered in 1990 as a visual resource for teaching introductory psychology. The 26 video programs review the history of the field, including the work of early and contemporary theorists, practitioners, and researchers, illustrating their work with footage of classic experiments and modern studies. They tell the story of psychology through demonstrations, classic experiments and simulations, current research, documentary footage, and computer animation all based on extensive investigation and superior scholarship.
The Updated Edition, released in 2001, highlights major new developments in the field, and new areas of inquiry by the leading researchers. In addition to the new and updated video programs, Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition includes this interactive Web site providing video program extensions including interviews with researchers, essays, and details on experiments. In addition, the site offers five interactive explorations of facets of psychology including its history, research methods, the human brain, human development, and approaches to treatment. The three new video programs of the Updated Edition are Applying Psychology in Life, which explores the role of psychology: in law, conflict negotiation, ergonomics, and space travel, and human performance; Cognitive Neuroscience presenting new ideas in brain research and the application of brain mapping technology, and Cultural Psychology which probes a complex field integrating social and personality psychology, anthropology and other social sciences. Complete program titles are available on the site map.
Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition enables students, as well as general viewers, to learn psychology's history, observe psychology in practice, and better understand its relevance to their own lives.
Using Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition
Series Host: Philip G. Zimbardo
John Darley, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Princeton University
Jane Halonen, Ph.D., Director, School of Psychology, James Madison University
James Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Delaware and Director of Minority Fellowships, the American Psychological Association.
Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Stanford University and President of the American Psychological Association, 2001-2002.
Advisory Board for the original series
Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
W. Curtis Banks, Professor of Psychology (deceased), Howard University
Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr., Professor of Psychology, Texas A&M University
Tom Bond, Sleep Disorder Specialist, Williamsburg Sleep Disorder Center
Freda Rebelsky Camp, Former Professor of Psychology, Boston University
Daniel Goleman, Psychologist, Journalist, Author
James B. Maas, Professor of Psychology, Cornell University
Margaret S. Martin, Associate Professor, Department of Health Professions Education, The Medical University of South Carolina
Joe L. Martinez, Jr., Director, Division of Life Sciences, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Fay-Tyler M. Norton, Retired President, Colleague Consultants in Higher Education
Michael Wertheimer, Retired Professor of Psychology, University of Colorado Boulder
WGBH Educational Foundation
Allyn & Bacon
Production Staff (Video)
Jayne Sportelli, Associate Producer
Kim Swensen, Production Assistant
Christine Herbes-Sommers, Senior Producer/Project Director
Michele Korf, Executive Producer
Thomas Friedman, Executive Editor
William C. Brennan, Executive Producer