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Behavioral Science - Extended Interviews

This Program Includes Information on Behavioral Science, Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin, Ivan Pavlov, John B. Watson, B.F. Skinner, Behaviorism, Statistical Analysis, Randomized Trials, Natural Selection, Ultimate Causation, Proximate Causation, Genetics, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Mental Illness, Addiction, Eric Amsel, Anthony Biglan, Jennifer Brinegar, Paul Currie, Gaelle Desbordes, Marion Forgatch, Timothy Hackenberg, Gregory Madden, Brady Phelps, David Olds, Gerald Patterson, Travis Thompson, David Tracer, and Felix Warneken.
Eric Amsel, Ph.D - Part One Running Time: 0:20:00

Dr. Amsel begins Part One by taking up the nature versus nurture debate, followed by his thoughts about folk psychology versus the scientific approach to psychology. He then concludes with an assessment of Sigmund Freud’s work. 

Eric Amsel, Ph.D - Part Two Running Time: 0:19:00

In Part Two, Dr. Amsel covers a number of scientific approaches to many present-day issues ranging from trauma, to the heroine epidemic, to human development and concludes with his view on the future of the scientific approach to human behavior.

Anthony Biglan, Ph.D - Part OneRunning Time: 0:24:00

Dr. Biglan begins by explaining why prosocial behavior is so important for the well-being of people and groups and how prosocial groups have advantages. He then lays out coercion theory, developed by Gerald Patterson. He concludes Part One by taking up the political problems involved in bringing the results of coercion theory into mainstream America.

Anthony Biglan, Ph.D - Part TwoRunning Time: 0:23:00

Dr. Biglan begins Part Two by suggesting how to get society to embrace interventions based on coercion theory. This is followed by a description of evidence-based practices and knowledge. He concludes with some philosophical thoughts on psychology and behavioral science moving forward.

Jennifer Brinegar, Ph.DRunning Time: 0:14:00

Dr. Brinegar starts with her thoughts on the nature versus nurture debate. She then proceeds to tell us how behavioral economics differs from traditional economics, using the example of “risk.”  She concludes by challenging the traditional economic concept of “the rational economic actor.”

Paul Currie, Ph.D - Part One Running Time: 0:20:00

Dr.Currie begins Part One with his unique perspective on the old nature versus nurture debate. Next he provides a comprehensive overview of the physiological and psychological impacts of chronic stress. He then shows us how science uses laboratory animal models to shed light on chronic stress. 

Paul Currie, Ph.D - Part Two Running Time: 0:21:00

In Part Two, Dr. Currie continues to discuss his laboratory research regarding animal models and chronic stress.  He concludes with a presentation of his research into food addiction disorders.

Gaelle Desbordes, Ph.D - Part One Running Time: 0:19:00

In Part One, Dr. Desbordes takes you through a wide range of topics relating neuroscience to psychology, including the mind, memory, intention and the self. She concludes with a discussion about compassion meditation and changes in the brain.

Gaelle Desbordes, Ph.D - Part Two Running Time: 0:21:00

Dr. Desbordes begins Part Two with Neuroplasticity and its relationship to the hippocampus.  She ends with new research relating the psychological phenomenon with neural substrates.

Timothy Hackenberg, Ph.D - Part One Running Time: 0:18:00

Dr. Hackenberg begins Part One by reviewing the basic principles of behaviorism and then takes up the evolutionary approach to animal behavior. This leads to a discussion of cognition and language from the behavior analyst perspective. 

Timothy Hackenberg, Ph.D - Part TwoRunning Time: 0:21:00

In Part Two, Dr. Hackenberg continues the discussion of language from the behavioral analyst perspective.  Next, he introduces us to an important aspect of behavioral economics, the Token Economy theory and concludes with a critique of the “rational actor” theory of classical economics.

Robert H. Horner, Ph.D - Part OneRunning Time: 0:22:00

Dr. Horner begins by bringing Skinner’s behaviorism into the 21st century and talks about how it has become integral to 21st century behavioral analysis interventions and programs, particularly with regard to schools. He concludes Part One with the history of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, PBIS.

Robert H. Horner, Ph.D - Part Two Running Time: 0:22:00

In Part Two, Dr. Horner focuses on the implementation and successes of his Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program, which is revolutionizing the American school system.

Gregory Madden, Ph.D - Part OneRunning Time: 0:21:00

Dr. Madden begins by offering his perspective on the nature versus nurture debate.  He ends Part One by providing some broad definitions for behavioral science and behavior analysis. 

Gregory Madden, Ph.D - Part Two Running Time: 0:34:00

In Part Two, Dr. Madden explains how “behavior reinforcers” are causes of human behavior. This leads to some of the key concepts in behavioral economics including discounted future consequences and an attack on classical economics’ “rational actor.” He concludes with his own research into changing behavior patterns and a new behavior analysis approach to clinical practice.

Alexander B. Murphy, Ph.D Running Time: 0:10:00

Dr. Murphy begins with his thoughts on the nature versus nurture debate and then defines the emerging field of behavioral geography. He concludes with some examples of the behavioral geographer’s perspective and how this perspective illustrates that people can see places differently.

David Olds, Ph.D Running Time: 0:23:00

Dr. Olds walks us through the history, the scientific basis, and the enormous success of the Nurse-Family Partnership program.

Gerald R. Patterson, Ph.D & Marion S. Forgatch, Ph.D Running Time: 0:31:00

Dr. Patterson, who is now suffering from Parkinson’s disease, and Dr. Forgatch take you through the origins, development, techniques and successful interventions of their coercion theory.

Brady Phelps, Ph.D - Part OneRunning Time: 0:23:00

Dr. Phelps begins Part One with some basic thoughts on behavioral science and then proceeds to bring the scientific perspective to some important psychological concepts including personality and schizophrenia.

Brady Phelps, Ph.D - Part TwoRunning Time: 0:21:00

In Part Two, Dr. Phelps brings the scientific perspective to bipolar disorder. He then analyzes a variety of developmental learning theories such as Piaget’s stage theory and habituation. He concludes with the increasing role of genetics and neuroscience in the study of behavior.

Travis Thompson, Ph.D - Part OneRunning Time: 0:20:00

Dr. Thompson begins Part One with a personal account of the early days of behaviorism and early evolutionary behavioral models. As one of the founding fathers of the new autistic interventions methods, he goes on to define autism and some of its causes.

Travis Thompson, Ph.D - Part Two Running Time: 0:24:00

In Part Two, Dr. Thompson describes the pioneering intervention efforts that are taking place today in normalizing the lives of people who suffer from autism. He concludes with a couple of interesting case histories.

David Tracer, Ph.DRunning Time: 0:29:00

After commenting on the nature versus nurture debate, Dr. Tracer provides an overview of the integration of science and human behavior. Then he provides an in-depth analysis of behavior in terms of evolutionary concepts. From there he moves on to pro-sociality and its relationship to the emerging behavioral economic theory. He concludes with the results of his own research on breast-feeding.

Felix Warneken, Ph.D Running Time: 0:31:00

Dr. Warneken takes you through his social cognition discoveries, including the ability of young children to read people’s minds prior to the development of language and that children are born with an altruistic ability to help others.

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SubjectsScience, Biology
Supplemental Files2
Produced By Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Copyright ©2017 Ambrose Video Publishing Inc.
Grade LevelsPost Secondary through Post Secondary
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