Discovering Psychology

Discovering Psychology
Discovering Psychology
Genre Documentary film
Directed by West Coast Production: Ann Strunk (director of print projects) and Kim Storey (project director). Updated edition: Christine Herbes-Sommers (project director)[1]
Presented by Philip Zimbardo (series host)[1]
Theme music composer Original program: Gene Mackles (open titles & theme music)[1]
Composer(s) Original program: Tom Phillips (program music). Updated edition: Tom Martin and Tom Phillips (program music).[1]
Executive producer(s) Original series: William C. Brennan. Updated edition: Michele Korf.[1]

Discovering Psychology is a PBS documentary on psychology presented by Philip Zimbardo, for which he received the Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science. The series was released in 1990, with an updated edition comprising three additional episodes in 2001.


  1. Past, Present, and Promise
  2. Understanding Research
  3. The Behaving Brain
  4. The Responsive Brain
  5. The Developing Child
  6. Language Development
  7. Sensation and Perception
  8. Learning
  9. Remembering and Forgetting
  10. Cognitive Processes
  11. Judgment and Decision Making
  12. Motivation and Emotion
  13. The Mind Awake and Asleep
  14. The Mind Hidden and Divided
  15. The Self
  16. Testing and Intelligence
  17. Sex and Gender
  18. Maturing and Aging
  19. The Power of the Situation
  20. Constructing Social Reality
  21. Psychopathology
  22. Psychotherapy
  23. Health, Mind, and Behavior
  24. Applying Psychology in Life
  25. Cognitive Neuroscience
  26. Cultural Psychology


  1. ^ a b c d e "Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition - Past, Present and Promise". Discovering Psychology. No. 1. Event occurs at 25minutes 39seconds and onward. Retrieved on 2011 May 10.

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