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Davidson, Hannah Frances 1860-1935

Works: 22 works in 86 publications in 2 languages and 6,351 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Biographical films  Short films  Biographies  History  Drama  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Producer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hannah Frances Davidson
Building literacy competencies in early childhood by Deborah Leong( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in several multicultural preschool and kindergarten classrooms, this film reviews the underlying cognitive, social and physical requirements for all formal education and then presents the literacy specific understandings and skills that are being widely cited, but not always adequately described
Mary Ainsworth : attachment and the growth of love by Robert S Marvin( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ainsworth's "Strange Situation" is now basic to understandings of infant-parent interactions and, thus, later emotional development. Working in close collaboration with the British psychiatrist John Bowlby, Ainsworth gave us new understandings of the huge impact very early emotional experiences have on personality development across the life span. The production details the developmental course of attachment behaviors and the different patterns that are captured by the controlled observational techniques of the "Strange Situation." Using archival (including the Harlow primate studies) and new film sequences, the video also gives students a sense of how psychological research is conducted and used in therapeutic situations
His Own Best Subject : a Visit to B.F. Skinner''s Basement by Julie S Vargas( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

B.F. Skinner applied his unique behavioral principles to his own life. In this film, his daughter, Julie Vargas, gives us a tour of the basement study in which he wrote many of his books and articles. Skinner developed wonderfully ingenious gadgets designed to enhance his workspace, and he created clever ways of organizing the writing that was the central focus of the SKINNER WITH PIGEONS last decades of his life
B. F. Skinner A Fresh Appraisal by Murray Sidman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 421 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
Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory : an Introduction by Albert Bandura( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treading new ground in the field of social psychology, Bandura's work has become basic to an understanding of how social forces influence individuals, small groups and large groups. From his early BoBo doll experiments through his work with phobias to his recent work on self-efficacy, Bandura's work has given us a sense of how people actively influence their own lives and those of others
Morality : Judgments and Action by Elliot Turiel( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining archival materials, a replication of a study with young children, and frank interviews with college students, this program summarizes much of the research about moral development. It leads students to experience the methodology involved in psychological research and to consider the factors involved as they face moral decisions in their own lives. This video does not deal with extreme acts such as genocide or rape
John Bowlby : Attachment Theory Across Generations by Howard Steele( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives an overview of Dr. John Bowlby's therapeutic approach with attachment relationships and their impact on lives throughout the life cycle. Includes footage from an on-going longitudinal study, segments from therapy sessions, and discussions about Dr. Bowlby and attachment theory by his colleagues and his children
William James : the Psychology of Possibility by John J McDermott( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the first professors of psychology in the United States and the author of its first comprehensive book, William James with his openness to the breath of human experience and possibility established the wide scope of psychology. In his book, The principles of psychology, he considered virtually every human behavior, emotion, attitude, and way of experiencing. Even though he died in this house 100 years ago, his discussions of human perceiving, thinking, feeling and acting resonate today, not only in the form of study of psychology, but also can have great relevance to how we construct our own individual lives
Vygotsky's Developmental Theory An Introduction by Elena Bodrova( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Lev Vygotsky is increasingly cited as we reconsider the theory and practice of constructivist education. This program introduces the life, vocabulary and concepts of Lev Vygotsky. The video illustrates four basic concepts integral to his work: Children construct knowledge, learning can lead development, development cannot be separated from its social context, and language plays a central role in cognitive development. Elena Bodrova brings an easy familiarity to these concepts. Deborah Leong's commentary and the lively classroom examples enable students, teachers in training, and classroom teachers to incorporate these concepts into their understanding of child development
Erik H. Erikson : a Life's Work by Margaret Brenman-Gibson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by Erikson's colleague, Margaret Brenman-Gibson, Ph. D. and Ruthie Mickles, Ph. D. Using archival materials and newly shot footage, this film introduces students to the rich wisdom of Erik H. Erikson. Best known for his identification of the eight stages of the life cycle, Erikson spent a lifetime observing and studying the way in which the interplay of genetics, cultural influences and unique experiences produces individual human lives. This film combines biographical information about Erikson with his theoretical proposals to give students an understanding of the relationship between the life experience of a theorist and the work that is produced
Nourishing language development in early childhood by Alice S Honig( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using vignettes filmed at an exemplary children's center, students are introduced to the vocabulary of language studies. Dr. Honig describes the development of spoken language in infancy, toddlerhood and early childhood. She details strategies caregivers should use to nourish language development during the early stages of language acquisition. The video abounds with excellent examples of adults interacting verbally with children, illustrating Dr. Honig's ardent belief in the importance of language to the intellectual, social and emotional development of young children
John Dewey -- his life and work by Larry A Hickman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dewey wrote extensively about philosophy, psychology, education, political science, and the arts. This film introduces students to his philosophy and his critical studies of education, the arts and democracy. Terminology and the historical context necessary for understanding Dewey's work are provided by expert commentators, historical materials, newly shot visuals and clever graphics
Growing Minds : cognitive development in early childhood by David Elkind( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film examines the work of Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget, illuminating the similarities and differences of their contributions to our understanding of the cognitive development of young children. Dr. Elkind uses their research and his own work to look at three aspects of intellectual growth: reasoning, visual perception, and language use. Children are seen both in interview situations and busily participating in an accredited child care center to illustrate Dr. Elkind's points about their ever-changing intellectual abilities
Play : a Vygotskian approach by Elena Bodrova( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film offers both theoretical and practical perspectives on dramatic play. Using enchanting sequences of young children playing house, doctor's office, rescue squadron, and trick or treating, the theoretical positions of Lev Vygotsky and other prominent theorists have taken in systematically studying play are illustrated. This film carefully reviews the traditional ways of studying play: the Freudian-Eriksonian emphasis on its emotional content, the Piagetian view of its importance in symbolic representation and the social psychological approach of looking at how play contributes to socialization. Lev Vygotsky's unique contribution of seeing play as an arena in which a child can begin to master her own behavior is carefully detailed. The video ends with practical suggestions for fostering high level play in early childhood settings
The emotional brain : an introduction to affective neuroscience by Hannah Frances Davidson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emotions color our everyday individual existence and shape all aspects of our interpersonal and intellectual experiences. In this film, animations and fMRI images introduce students to what we now know about the sub-cortical emotional circuits in the brain and chemical processes that produce our emotional responses and contribute to our decision making and mental health. Live action sequences, both in laboratory and real life situations, illustrate Dr. Knutson's research on risk taking and provide intriguing examples of the factors involved in the interplay of affect and reason in making choices
Adolescent Cognition Thinking in a New Key by David Elkind( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Referring to the work of Piaget, Erikson, and Goffman as well as to the studies of David Elkind, this program looks at the intellectual, emotional, and social consequences resulting from adolescent changes in thinking - a transition that can create social and emotional difficulties. The video includes footage of a public middle school and structured interviews illustrating the intellectual challenges of this period of life when adolescents are constructing personal identities and new mental capacities
Maria Montessori Her Life and Legacy by Annette M Haines( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montessori's conception of the changing roles the classroom environment and teacher should play for students of various ages is presented with carefully shot film of toddler, preschool, elementary school and secondary classes at work in accredited Montessori schools. Students will also learn of Dr. Montessori's own dramatic life through archival visuals and will be challenged to think about what they think are the components of exemplary educational practice
South and south central Africa; a record of fifteen years' missionary labors among primitive peoples by Hannah Frances Davidson( )

12 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South and south central africa by Hannah Frances Davidson( Book )

4 editions published between 1915 and 2020 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheng jing xin shi by Hannah Frances Davidson( Book )

in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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South and south central Africa; a record of fifteen years' missionary labors among primitive peoples
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Davidson, Frances, 1860-1935