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Cognition Video

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Cognition Collection (Clips for Class, Cengage)

Several short video clips related to cognition, including problem solving and decision-making.


Cognitive Processes (Discovering Psychology Series, 2001)

"This program explores the evolution of cognitive psychology and how we take in information. Cognitive psychology spans a vast range of study, from the parts of the brain used in reading to the computer's impact on the study of how humans think." 


Judgment and Decision Making (Discovering Psychology Series, 2001)

"This program looks at the process of making decisions and judgements [sic], how and why people make different choices, the factors that influence decisions, and the psychology of risk taking."


Maturing and Aging (Discovering Psychology Series, 2001)

"This program looks at the human life cycle in spans of 20-25 years, and what happens physically and mentally as we age. Popular misconceptions about the elderly are examined, often in contrast to the reality of growing old. Researchers, who are developing mental exercises to improve mental efficiency, explain senile dementia and other effects of aging."


Cognitive Neuroscience (Discovering Psychology Series, 2001)

"This program looks at scientists' attempts to understand how the brain functions in a variety of mental processes. It also examines empirical analysis of brain functioning when a person thinks, reasons, sees, encodes information, and solves problems. Several brain-imaging tools reveal how we measure the brain's response to different stimuli."

Our Government is Broken: Diane Halpern at TEDxClaremontColleges

"Dr. Halpern is a former president of the American Psychological Association and current professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna College. She draws from her extensive background researching critical thinking and applies it to a domain that sorely needs it -- politics."



"There are two different ways that the brain thinks - fast and slow. Charlie Rose and Gayle King speak with Daniel Kahneman about when it's best to think fast and when to think slowly.


"Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? 'Wrongologist' Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility." (Length: 18 mins)


Brief interview with Dan Simons. Josh Landis and Mitch Butler of "The Fast Draw" set out to prove why plenty of things most people believe turn out not to be true (belief perseverance). (CBS News Video; 2011; Length: 2 mins)


"Laurie Santos looks for the roots of human irrationality by watching the way our primate relatives make decisions. A clever series of experiments in "monkeynomics" shows that some of the silly choices we make, monkeys make too."


"Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we're not as rational as we think when we make decisions."




Daniel Kahneman: "Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy -- and our own self-awareness."




Cognitive Bias Song (Scott Lilienfeld via TIPS) 


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Temple Grandin. "Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to 'think in pictures,' which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids."




Barry Schwartz and the Paradox of Choice. "In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied."



"Philosopher Dan Dennett makes a compelling argument that not only don't we understand our own consciousness, but that half the time our brains are actively fooling us."



Problem-solving. How can you balance 12 nails on the head of one nail?



This American Life, Episode 507: Confessions

In "Act One: Kim Possible," a case of a police officer who inadvertently gets a false confession out of an innocent suspect and only discovers this years later. There are interesting and clear links to confirmation bias and social influence (obedience/compliance).


Fun Examples of the Concept of Functional Fixedness (or lack thereof):



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