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Environmental Influences on the Brain

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Emotions, Stress, and Health
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Commentary from scientists, dramatic reenactments, and graphic illustrations show the consequences of prolonged stress on health. Animated diagrams show the brain releasing hormones, followed by a role-playing situation illustrating on-the-job stress... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 08:29 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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The Effects of Hormones and the Environment on Brain Development
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This module presents some startling and significant findings relating to the effects of sex hormones on brain development. Beginning with in utero photography and then visiting an animal laboratory, this module shows how Dr. Marian Diamond’s ground-b... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 07:56 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Stress: Locus of Control and Predictability
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The classic rat experiment described by Dr. Jay Weiss of Rockefeller University, New York, is presented in this module. Two rats are connected to a stressor — an electric shock to the tail. One rat is able to turn off the stimulus by turning a wheel,... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 08:30 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Gender Development: Social Influences
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Shifting from the biological focus of the previous module, this segment shows how social factors affect gender-specific behaviors. Mother-child interactions are shown, illustrating typical differences in how male and female children are treated, and ... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 07:58 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Intelligence and Culture
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The issue of cultural bias in testing is explored in this module, presenting Judy Kearins’s work with Australian children. White and aboriginal children are shown to perform differently on visual/spatial tasks, and use different methods to arrive at ... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 07:59 PM
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