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The World Within Insight Media, 1990. 60 minutes. Using extensive interviews and home movies, this program provides a glimpse of the philosophy and life of Carl Jung, with discussions of his work on dreams, memory, and the collective unconscious. Being Abraham Maslow Filmmakers Library, 1972. 30 minutes each. This is an older film that features a wonderful interview with Abraham Maslow discussing his life and humanistic theory. He also explains why he rejected Freud's theory and the behaviorist position. Carl Rogers Insight Media, 1969. 50 minutes each segment. In this two-part series, Rogers compares his theory of personality with other theories. Part I discusses motivation, perception, learning and the self, while Part II discusses Rogers' views on education. Albert Bandura Insight Media, 1988. 28 minutes each. In this two-part series, social learning theorist, Albert Bandura, compares his approach to the study of personality with other major theories. Part I discusses major influences on his theories, while Part II discusses his classic Bobo doll Instructor’s Resource Guide                              Chapter 13                                         Page   156
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experiment, as well as morality and moral disengagement, and the effects of aggression and violence in the media. Instructor’s Resource Guide                              Chapter 13                                         Page   157
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B ooks F or S uccess Nye, Robert D. (1992) Three Psychologies: Perspectives from Freud, Skinner, and Rogers . Brooks/Cole. A concise, readable introduction to the ideas of three highly influential 20 th century theorists. Freeman A. and DeWolf, R. (1992). The Ten Dumbest Mistakes Smart People Make and How to Avoid Them. HarperCollins. An informative book on the cognitive view of personality, including self-help techniques in modifying thinking. Goleman, Daniel (1997). Emotional Intelligence. Bantam Books. This book argues that emotional intelligence is the most important predictor of success in life. The author makes a strong case that academic measures of intelligence are too restrictive and describes the five crucial skills of emotionally intelligent people. Csikzentmihalyi, Mihaly (1991). Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. Harper Collins. This research based book describes how to live a more satisfied life by entering into FLOW, a state of absorbed concentration. It is highly accessible to the layperson and offers engaging examples from brain surgeons to rock climbers. Instructor’s Resource Guide                              Chapter 13                                         Page   158
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A ctive L earning Active Learning Activity 13.1 - Measuring Personality Traits The best way to introduce students to personality traits and the personality tests employed to study these traits is to let the students "have at them." In addition to the
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