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The Standard Deviants: Psychology (1999)

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This expert review is loaded with examples and answers to help you conquer the puzzling world of psychology. The Standard Deviants will take you through the major psychological schools of thought--so prepare your brain for some classical conditioning! Includes such topics as: psychological schools of thought, neurons & the nervous system, nature vs. nurture, classical conditioning, psychoanalytic theory, cognitive development, psychological experiments, personality development, the scientific method. Running time: 2 hrs 2 min
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The Standard Deviants: Economics, Microeconomics (1995)

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The Standard Deviants will move you out of an economic knowledge recession and into an expansion as they teach you the complex world of economics. Learn how the economy works on both the micro and macro levels. The Standard Deviants are the perfect economic advisors to get you back on track. Includes such topics as: opportunity cost, fixed and variable costs, supply, demand, production possibilities frontier, efficiency, perfect competition, utility, total utility and marginal utility. Running time: 1 hr 53 min
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The Standard Deviants: Economics, Macroeconomics (1995)

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The Standard Deviants will move you out of an economic knowledge recession and into an expansion as they teach you the complex world of economics. Learn how the economy works on both the micro and macro levels. The Standard Deviants are the perfect economic advisors to get you back on track. Includes such topics as: Gross Domestic Product, marginal propensity to consume, Consumer Price Index, aggregate supply, aggregate demand, frictional, structural & cyclical unemployment, fiscal policy, circular flow model, monetary policy. Running time: 2 hrs 15 min
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The Standard Deviants: Economics Parts 1&2 (1998)

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 ASIN: 1581980477
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The Standard Deviants: American Government Parts 1&2 (1999)

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 ASIN: 1581980949
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The Standard Deviants: Sociology, Part 1 (1999)


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Featuring Dr. Ruth Westheimer, these two videos will teach you some of the most important introductory sociological concepts. The Standard Deviants introduce you to noted sociologists such as Marx and Durkheim while covering the three main sociological perspectives: functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism. Includes such topics as: socialization, racism, social mobility, conformity, role identity, minority group integration, gender inequality, prejudice, deviance. Running time: 1 hr 56 min
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The Standard Deviants: Sociology, Part 2


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Featuring Dr. Ruth Westheimer, these two videos will teach you some of the most important introductory sociological concepts. The Standard Deviants introduce you to noted sociologists such as Marx and Durkheim while covering the three main sociological perspectives: functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism. Includes such topics as: sociological perspective, role conflict, cultures, norms, globalization, functionalism, social structure, Conflict Theory, status. Running time: 1 hr 56 min
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The Standard Deviants: Sociology Parts 1&2 (1998)

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 ASIN: 6305217041

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Get both videos! Featuring Dr. Ruth Westheimer, these two videos will teach you some of the most important introductory sociological concepts. The Standard Deviants introduce you to noted sociologists such as Marx and Durkheim while covering the three main sociological perspectives: functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism.
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The Standard Deviants: American Government Parts 1&2 (1999)

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 ASIN: 1581980736

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The Standard Deviants: American Government Part 1
An unorthodox lesson in civics is presented by the Standard Deviants, a cast of energetic young performers, in this video, which is designed as an extensive review guide for a course in American civics. Starting with the ethics of Aristotle and quickly jumping forward to philosophical concepts espoused by Locke and Hobbes, the performers present the basic background of American democracy in skits and recitations that are often oddball mnemonic devices. Topics covered include the theories behind democracy, the grievances the American colonists had against the British, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, and the eventual drafting and ratification of the Constitution. The landmark legal cases and the principles of civil rights are also covered. The approach to the subject matter may not be to everyone's liking, and at times the performers do seem to trivialize matters that are generally approached with some solemnity. However, this video has academic advisers, including professor Larry Sabato (a name familiar to viewers of public affairs programs). If the presentation is sometimes off the wall, the actual material is very solid, and even then it comes with disclaimer that it is intended as a review guide and is not a substitute for attending class. --Robert J. McNamara

The Standard Deviants: American Government 2
Continuing their unusual review course in civics, the Standard Deviants, a group of ebullient and youthful performers, forge ahead to explain via skits and various performance routines the venerable institutions of American democracy. This video begins with an explanation of the legislative branch, covering its history, powers, and the procedures by which it operates. The roles played by the Speaker of the House and other central figures are portrayed with purposely weird computer graphics and skits (complete with a congressional whip wielding, of course, a bullwhip). The powers of the president and the executive branch are also covered in detail, and an in-depth review of the judicial branch and its workings concludes the lessons. The approach to the material is never solemn and at times verges on the bizarre, and this won't be to everyone's liking. However, the academic advisers to this production have ensured that the material itself is solid, and it should be noted that the attempts at comedy are designed as mnemonic devices on the principle that something presented in an off-the-wall manner is easier to remember than the boring lectures that students endure and forget. --Robert J. McNamara

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