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Posted by Kruciform Kid on July 24, 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Why is Amelia Earhart so famous?

1. She didn't pilot the airplane alone (she had two other licensed pilots with her).

2. She didn't complete her voyage (she crashed), and she never actually "circled the globe".

So if, for example, Charles Lindburgh had another pilot with him, and then never actually crossed the Atlantic to Paris (but rather, crashed); would he have ever become famous? Several other aviators attemped the same flight and failed, and they are not…

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The Behaving Brain  (Learner.org)
This program discusses the structure and composition of the brain: how neurons function, how information is collected and transmitted, and how chemical reactions determine every thought, feeling, and action.

Past, Present, and Promise  (Learner.org)
This introduction presents psychology as a science at the crossroads of many fields of knowledge, from philosophy and anthropology to biochemistry and artificial intelligence.

An Ounce of Prevention  (Learner.org)
Imagine a society whose citizens are protected from psychological disorders. This final episode visits several programs that are attempting to eliminate known risk factors — including social isolation and inadequate parenting skills — that often lead to serious disorders. The stories are touching; the results are promising.

How Does the Brain Work?  (NOVA scienceNOW)
Investigate the psychology of magic tricks, magnetic wands, artificial intelligence, and more.

The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain  (TED.com)
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore studies the social brain -- the network of brain regions involved in understanding other people -- and how it develops in adolescents.

Further Study:
Discovering Psychology:  A video series highlighting major new developments in the field.
Abnormal Psychology:  Case studies, enriched with commentary from experts, help demystify the biological, psychological, and environmental causes of dysfunctional disorders.


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