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Davidson Films

Works: 323 works in 813 publications in 2 languages and 14,582 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Short films  Biographical films  Biography  Interviews  Filmed interviews  History 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: AE5, 155.418
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Most widely held works by Davidson Films
Piaget's developmental theory : an overview by David Elkind( Visual )

75 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Frequently cited as the most influential psychologist of the 20th century, Jean Piaget opened new areas of research with his interest in the evolution of thought processes. This production introduces the methods, specialized vocabulary and professional development of this eminent thinker. Watching children respond to the classical Piagetian tasks enables students to undrestand the concepts involved
Vygotsky's developmental theory : an introduction by Elena Bodrova( Visual )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Lev Vygotsky's early childhood learning theories and demonstrates them in classrooms. Focuses on the centrality of social context to development in Vygotsky's thought and argues that it is misleading to evaluate children only on what they accomplish independently. Illustrates four basic concepts from Vygotsky's work: children construct knowledge, learning can lead to development, development cannot be separated from its social context, and language plays a central role in mental development
Maria Montessori, her life and legacy by Annette M Haines( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building on the ideas she first developed in a day care center in the slums of Rome, Montessori developed a system of education that is in use today around the world
Erik H. Erikson : A Life's Work by Frances W Davidson( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using archival materials and interviews, looks at the life and work of psychoanalyst Erik Erikson, including his "social" contribution to the biopsychosocial model; his insistence on ethical perspectives in psychology; and his contributions to developmental psychology, namely his eight stages of life incorporating conflict as a process natural to the human condition
Adolescent Cognition : Thinking in a New Key by David Elkind( Visual )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Referring to the work of Piaget, Erikson, Goffman and his own studies, David Elkind looks at the intellectual, emotional and social consequences that result from the changes in thinking as adolescents undergo the sometimes awkward transition into adult forms of thought
Bandura's social cognitive theory : an introduction by Albert Bandura( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Albert Bandura presents his social cognitive theory of human behavior and includes footage of the Bobo doll experiment and his snake phobia work
Aging successfully : psychological aspects of growing old by Paul B Baltes( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how people can age successfully to live fulfilling lives through the processes of selection, optimization, and compensation
How children learn by Frances W Davidson( Visual )

14 editions published between 1197 and 2011 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how people learn by taking in new information and acquiring new skills
Building literacy competencies in early childhood by Deborah Leong( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the building of reading skills at an early age. Illustrates the development of several cognitive, physical and emotional competencies necessary to learn to read and write and the specialized vocabulary that describes them
On old age. a conversation with Joan Erikson at 92( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Joan M. Erikson describes her search for a better living situation for her frail husband, Erik H. Erikson, and then presents a poignant recounting of his subsequent death. She uses these experiences to suggest strategies to meet the physical and emotional needs of the fragile elderly and to support those who work with them. With a personal understanding of the challenges of old age, Mrs. Erikson revisits the eighth stage of the life cycle and proposes a new ninth stage for the changes that face the extremely elderly. The program concludes with Mrs. Erikson describing the difficulties of living into one's 90s without losing what she calls one's indomitable core
Play : a Vygotskian approach by Elena Bodrova( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program based in part on a paper written by Lev Vygotsky ("Play and its role in the mental development of the child") in 1933. Assimilating ideas from other thinkers, particularly Piaget, Vygotsky proceeded to offer some new insights on the role of play in the cognitive development of young children. Discusses the affective/emotional, cognitive and social benefits of play. Examines how Vygotsky traced the development of play in children from infancy through later childhood. Offers strategies for fostering quality play
Mary Ainsworth : attachment and the growth of love by Robert S Marvin( Visual )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program reviews Mary Ainsworth's studies on attachment behavior and shows how attachment can lead to the growth of loving relationships
Building mathematical competencies in early childhood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film deals with the WHY's, WHAT's, and HOW's of including rich, developmentally appropriate mathematics experiences for young children in Pre-Kindergarten classrooms
B.F. Skinner : a fresh appraisal by Murray Sidman( Visual )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appraisal of the life and accomplishments of B.F. Skinner
Older brains, new connections : a conversation with Marian Diamond at 73( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Marian Diamond is widely recognized for her seminal work in the effects of enriched environments on brain growth in rats. She continues to teach and to do research in the area of neurophysiology, and her research indicates that the brain continues to grow all during life given the right conditions, rather than just in the early years. She presents an accessible summary of this research and its practical implications, discusses Alzheimer's Disease, and shares her fitness plan to keep her body and brain healthy"--Container
Growing minds : cognitive development in early childhood by David Elkind( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film compares theories of Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget regarding the cognitive development of young children. Reasoning, visual perception and the use of language are examined by Dr. David Elkind to show how children's intellectual abilities change over time
John Dewey -- his life and work by Larry A Hickman( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dewey wrote extensively about philosophy, psychology, education, political science, and the arts. In his very full 92 years of life (1859-1952), he not only wrote about the breadth of life, he participated in it as a teacher, social critic, political activist and involved family man. Although Dewey lived in a different era of history, many of his concerns are very relevant to life today. Maintaining a democracy in the face of diverse ethnic values, educating the young to participate fully in the life of their community, and expanding individual perceptions through participation in the arts were among the issues he examined. This video introduces students to his philosophy and his critical studies of education, the arts and the implications of democracy for the lives of individuals and their communities
These Vital Years : a Conversation with Betty Friedan at 76( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betty Friedan, who originally gained fame for her pivotal role in the Women's Movement of the 1960s and '70s, continued to be an insightful and outspoken social critic for the rest of her life. In this program, Friedan discusses the research she did about the myths and realities of aging and her personal experience of being over 70. Her zesty style of speaking and her sharp analysis of long-accepted yet mistaken beliefs about aging make this video a stimulating and provocative experience
B. F. Skinner : A Fresh Appraisal( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other than Freud, no psychologist has been so discussed, critiqued, and, at times, maligned as B. F. Skinner. Using both archival and newer film, this program takes a penetrating look at who Skinner was and what he really said in his 20 books. Skinner's specialized terminology is introduced in context so students will understand how it was intended to be used and the research that produced it. In addition, the video lays to rest some myths and credits Skinner with contributions not often attributed to him. Murray Sidman, a colleague of Skinner's and thoughtful practitioner of behavioral analysis, narrates
Human brain development : nature and nurture, with Helen Neville, Ph. D.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating interplay of genetic predispositions and experience in the development of the brain after birth is demonstrated in this program filmed at the Brain Development Laboratory at the University of Oregon. Three profiles of plasticity are depicted with compelling footage of behavioral, MRI, and EEG research into the development of visual perception and language acquisition from infancy through old age. A congenitally Deaf young woman, university students with unimpaired hearing, and lively preschool children participate in controlled studies that illustrate both how neuroscience research is conducted and how all brains change over time and circumstance
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