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Cognitive Dissonance–Friends

In this clip, Phoebe has very negative feelings about Pottery Barn, but when she learns that ALL of their loved living room furniture comes from PB, she has to come to terms with her belief.  Cognitive Dissonance- Friends Advertisements

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Seinfeld-Motivation and Emotion

In this clip, George, exhibits the Yerkes-Dodson Law when coming up with come backs.  He’s way over stimulated and well….”That’s what I should have said!” Jerk Store  

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Personality- Id, Ego, Superego- Donald Duck

Here’s another id, ego, superego example, this time with Donald Duck.

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Defense Mechanisms- Friends

Ross shows a bit of denial then reaction formation when he catches Joey and Rachel kissing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06PJ-V0QAJE

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Defense Mechanisms- Friends

Perhaps a little displacement going on as Mr. Stephens (Bruce Willis) substitutes his dad’s hugs for hugs from Joey and Chandler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJVZNy7Kbr4

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Defense Mechanisms- Friends

In this clip we get several defense mechanisms.  Rationalization from Chandler, a tiny bit of intellectualization from Rachel, then some rationalization from both of them, and a little regression from both too!  Since Friends hit Netflix, many of my students … Continue reading

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Defense Mechanisms- Anchor Man

Jack Black’s character is angry at Will Farrel’s Ron Burgundy.  Black’s character displaces his anger onto Burgundy’s beloved pet, Baxter, by tossing the dog into the water.  While displacement doesn’t  occur consciously, this could be an adequate clip.

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Reverse Psychology–The Big Bang Theory

Sheldon’s mom convinces him that he needs to get back together with Amy Farrah Fowler, without him knowing she’s convincing him.

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Memory–50 First Dates

This clip comes from the movie “50 First Dates,” a comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler.  Frequently when I teach about the types of amnesia, students bring up this movie.  This clip is of “10 Second Tom” a man … Continue reading

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Cognition, Perception, Brain–ASAPScience

This is a new video from ASAPScience (if you aren’t subscribed to them on youtube, you should be!)  VERY interesting and can be used at various parts in your units on cognition, perception and brain science.  Thanks to Jim Matiya … Continue reading

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