This guide provides an overview of recent DVDs that may interest researchers in the Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, and Psychology fields. Additional titles can be accessed through the library catalog; you can search by keyword, person, genre, or title.
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Suggested keywords: economic development, debt, finance, economic history, microfinance
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
Delves into how the complex system of global finance and its impact evolved over the years.
Call Number: UMDVD 5146
Cashing in on Culture: Indigenous Communities and Tourism
Examines the issues and problems of ecotourism.
Call Number: UMDVD 1704
The Economics of Happiness
Describes the tenets of economic localization, a strategy that can help heal the world from crisis.
Call Number: UMDVD 9049
Tells the story of the U.S.' debt and financial insecurity.
Call Number: UMDVD 4960
Life and Debt
Examines the effects of World Bank and IMF loans on Jamaican infrastructure.
Call Number: UMDVD 2274
The Micro Debt
Explores the microcredit system implemented across much of the developing world, its impact, and viability.
Call Number: UMDVD 6579
Slums and Money: A Socioeconomic Analysis
Focuses on patterns of urbanization and poverty and their relationship to globalization and market regulation.
Call Number: UMDVD 8329
Too Big to Fail
Offers a look at the financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful people who decided the fate of the world's economy.
Call Number: UMDVD 7038
Suggested keywords: education, public schools, bullying in schools, learning disabilities
Agents of Change
Examines how college campuses were unprepared to respond to student protests in the 1960s.
Call Number: UMDVD 10132
Bullying and Suicide: Think About It
Offers insight into bully and victim psychology, types of bullying, and anti-bullying behavior.
Call Number: UMDVD 9145
Children in America's Schools with Bill Moyers
Examines the extreme range of school quality in rural, suburban, and city schools in Ohio.
Call Number: UMDVD 8315
Classroom Interventions for ADHD
Covers peer tutoring, token economy and response cause strategies, the Attention Training System, and more.
Call Number: UMDVD 6164
I Learn America
Follows five immigrant teenagers in Brooklyn who strive to master English and create a future of their own.
Call Number: UMDVD 9219
Inquiry Circles in Elementary Classrooms: New Strategies for Comprehension and Collaboration
Features elementary school teachers modeling the use of inquiry circles in 1st and 4th grade classrooms.
Call Number: UMDVD 8180
Japanese Education in Crisis
Explores sobering developments linked to Japan's emphasis on intense academic pressure and conformity.
Call Number: UMDVD 2582
School: The Story of American Public Education
Traces the history of public education in the U.S. from the country's origin to the early 2000s.
Call Number: UMDVD 2576
Up Close: Teaching English Language Learners in Writing Workshops, Grades K-2
Features 11 live-from-the-classroom videos on mini-lessons and conferences with English language learners.
Call Number: UMDVD 8211
Waiting for "Superman"
Provides an engaging and inspiring look at U.S. public education through the stories of five students.
Call Number: UMDVD 6386
The War on Kids
Exposes the many ways the public school system has failed children due largely to irrational fears.
Call Number: UMDVD 9613
Suggested keywords: geography, water resources, energy policy, climatic changes, environmental policy, ecology, environmental health
Tells the story of the environmental cleanup happening at the Columbia River Basin in southeastern Washington.
Call Number: UMDVD 8969
Birders: The Central Park Effect
Reveals how a hidden world of wild birds in the middle of Manhattan has changed many lives.
Call Number: UMDVD 9180
Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Details the fight for control over a dwindling supply by corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments.
Call Number: UMDVD 6009
City of Trees
Portrays the struggles of a DC non-profit to implement an ambitious "green jobs" program to plant trees in underserved parks.
Call Number: UMDVD 10211
Examines the catastrophic prospect of 'world peak oil,' when the amount of petroleum begins to irreversibly decline.
Call Number: UMDVD 4950
Damming the Mekong
Explores the ramifications of the Xayaburi Dam project in northern Laos.
Call Number: UMDVD 8390
Looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement.
Call Number: UMDVD 6538
Earth's Changing Climate
Includes 12 lectures delivered by Professor Richard Wolfson about the causes and implications of climate change.
Call Number: UMDVD 4103
A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet
Details the environmental movement and its 50 years of grassroots and global activism.
Call Number: UMDVD 7306
From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction
Reveals the story of the passenger pigeon and the intensive hunting that caused its extinction.
Call Number: UMDVD 9704
Natural Wonders of the United States
Visits many of the wonders of the U.S., such as the Yosemite Valley, Florida Everglades, and more.
Call Number: UMDVD 4104
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
Showcases the life and legacy of the passionate biologist and environmentalist.
Call Number: UMDVD 5287
Suggested keywords: human behavior, psychology, child development, cognitive therapy, mental health
Classic Studies in Psychology
Brings to life five of psychology's most significant studies, such as Milgram's study on obedience.
Call Number: UMDVD 6030
Conformity and Independence
Presents social psychology's main findings and principles in the areas of conformity and independence.
Call Number: UMDVD 3530
Uses surprising metaphors to demonstrate that emotional well-being arises from meaningful and engaging pursuits.
Call Number: UMDVD 4845
The Grieving Process
Describes the stages of the grieving process and common behaviors exhibited during each one.
Call Number: UMDVD 5305
Offers an immersion to the core of what it means to be human though over 2,000 interviews in 60 countries.
Call Number: UMDVD 10176
Identity Crisis: Self-Image in Childhood
Documents the emotional and psychological development of 25 children at age five.
Call Number: UMDVD 4363
In the Basement
Explores the human psyche by looking at basements fitted out as private domains for secrets and fetishes.
Call Number: UMDVD 9720
Introduction to Designing Experiments
Uses psychology research questions to explore research methods for the social sciences.
Call Number: UMDVD 4288
The Psychology of Prejudice
Explores the processes, important research, social/cultural factors, and implications of prejudice.
Call Number: UMDVD 6917
Shyness and Social Phobia
Captures the therapy approach and clinical style in a session that mimicks real circumstances.
Call Number: UMDVD 3478
This Emotional Life
Explores ways to improve social relationships, cope with depression or anxiety, and become more positive and resilient.
Call Number: UMDVD 8366