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#16069/0635  BARRIERS TO COMMUNICATION AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM
A closed door, an exasperated expression, a noisy workstation, a cultural misunderstanding - all of these are examples of "noise", a general term for anything that gets in the way of effective communication. The key to overcoming communication barriers is to be able to identify and understand them. This program explains the various types of noise and details specific examples of physical, organizational, emotional, nonverbal, cultural, language-related or written barriers. Through expert interviews and creative vignettes, the video offers solutions to overcoming these common communication barriers. *Closed Captioned


#11785/1120  BODY LANGUAGE Series (2 Programs)
Is it possible to read people's thoughts and feelings just by looking at them? Well, we can get pretty close if we learn to identify the silent signals they send. These two programs go "beyond words" and help us "read people". BODY LANGUAGE I: Beyond Words - an informative look into the fascinating world of nonverbal communication and guides viewers through the land of space wars, tongue showing, mirrored postures and the many layers that make up unspoken communication. BODY LANGUAGE II: Reading People - provides valuable information about interpreting body language by presenting fun, easy to understand and real life examples.


#14937/1907  BODY LANGUAGE: An International View
Highlights gestures, facial expressions and nuances in body language across cultures. Include quiz sections to test your familiarity with gestures. Designed for intercultural training programs, Intensive English Programs, EFL classes, teacher training and workplace training. A humorous yet informative look at a variety of global styles in nonverbal communication.


#14357/1883  BODY LANGUAGE: Cultural Differences
Diversity specialist Norine Dresser outlines differences in behaviors among non-North American cultures and introduces multicultural manners. Covers such topics as greetings, physical contact between the sexes, eye contact, smiling, and eating; considers the norms, taboos, and gender issues surrounding various gestures from an array of cultures; and emphasizes that acceptable norms vary among cultures.


#14454/0685  BRO CODE (THE): How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men
This program takes aim at the forces in (modern) male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. The Bro Code challenges young people, young men and women alike, to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means being sexist.


#9583/0920  DEBORAH TANNEN: In-Depth
Addresses key implications, criticisms, and the most commonly asked questions raised by the main program.Can only be purchased with HE SAID, SHE SAID.


#10538/0920  DEBORAH TANNEN: One on One
Addresses key implications, criticisms, and the most commonly asked questions raised in THAT’S NOT WHAT I MEANT. Can only be purchased with THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT.


#11681/0635  DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN
Men don’t listen. Women can’t read maps. Men snore more. Women are less likely to have affairs. Should those statements be dismissed as stereotypes, or can we point to tangible discrepancies - behaviorally and neurologically speaking - along gender lines? This ABC News program explores sex differences and the brain circuitry behind them


#13911/0635  FIRST: Perspectives on Sexual Awakening and Identity
This program collects stories and reflections on the thoughts and sensations surrounding a young woman’s first sexual encounter from ten unique women, all of whom speak candidly about their backgrounds, their expectations prior to having sex, and how they have learned to define themselves sexually.


#14458/0685  FIVE FRIENDS: Emotional Lives of Men
American philosopher Elbert Hubbard was fond of quoting his father on friendship. "When you die," his father would tell him, "if you've got five real friends, you've had a great life." Five Friends, written and directed by Erik Santiago, is the story of how one man sought to live that life.


#15470/0635  FORGIVENESS: The Attribute of the Strong (3 Programs)
In a world where might frequently makes right and violence often makes no sense at all, why is forgiveness so highly regarded by so many cultures and religions? In this thought-provoking three-part series, forgiveness is analyzed through the firsthand experiences of crime victims, peace advocates, and others, who together agree that although forgiveness cannot change the past, it does improve the future. HEALING THE HEART: Forgive and Remember In this program, remarkable individuals - people who in picking up the pieces of their shattered lives have triumphed over hate - share the details of their long, painful, and deeply personal journeys from shock and the desire for retribution to an attitude of forgiveness. HEALING THE WOUNDS: Making Peace a Priority Can the current generation of hereditary enemies muster the will to put the past behind them? Can nations reconcile old enmities once and for all? This program explores the complexities of promoting forgiveness on a mass scale in places such as Ireland and the Middle East. HEALING THE SOUL: Religious Perspectives on Forgiveness Atonement, penance, and absolution are beliefs that reside at the core of the world’s major religions. Have the practices of contrition and restitution become relics of the past, or are they still viable today as opportunities for spiritual cleansing, healing, and rebirth?


#15806/0203  FROM FURY TO FORGIVENESS
In this unforgettable program, a woman describes how she survived any mother's worst nightmare when her seven year old daughter was kidnapped during a family vacation. We see her past fury, and her resolve to forgive the man who terrorized and changed her family forever.


#12876/0880  GENDER AND COMMUNICATION: How Men and Women Communicate Differently
Discussing communication differences between males and females, this program examines the ways in which male-male communication interactions, male-female interactions, and female-female interactions differ.


#5101/1120  GENDER AND COMMUNICATION: Styles and Stereotypes *TELLY Award-Winner!
Based on the premise that males and females learn different ways to relate, this program investigates how communication styles fall onto a continuum of what society deems as masculine and feminine and what it means to deviate from the norm. Grades 8 to A


#14043/0567  GENDER AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
This presentation reviews how conflict-management styles differ for women and men in professional settings. Also offers suggestions for positive responses given those gender differences.


#16103/0685  GUYLAND: Where Boys Become Men (ABRIDGED VERSION)
"Guyland is a powerful exploration of what it means to be a young man today." Michael Kaufman, Co-Founder of the White Ribbon Campaign In this powerful new film based on his bestselling book, acclaimed sociologist Michael Kimmel maps the troubling social world where boys become men - a new stage of development he calls "Guyland." Arguing that the traditional adult signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood are no longer clear, Kimmel takes us inside a new social order where more and more young men try desperately to prove their masculinity to one other - often with dangerous consequences for young women and guys themselves. Guyland offers a way for all of us - parents and community members, young men and women, professors and administrators - to envision new ways to support boys and young men as they navigate cultural environments that glorify unhealthy, violent, and sexist models of manhood. Guyland is essential viewing for courses in gender studies, sociology, media studies, communications, counseling, and psychology. * English Subtitles * Streaming available *NOTE - this version has been edited for profanity. For full version please see item #16065


#16065/0685  GUYLAND: Where Boys Become Men (FULL VERSION)
"Guyland is a powerful exploration of what it means to be a young man today." Michael Kaufman, Co-Founder of the White Ribbon Campaign In this powerful new film based on his bestselling book, acclaimed sociologist Michael Kimmel maps the troubling social world where boys become men - a new stage of development he calls "Guyland." Arguing that the traditional adult signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood are no longer clear, Kimmel takes us inside a new social order where more and more young men try desperately to prove their masculinity to one other - often with dangerous consequences for young women and guys themselves. Guyland offers a way for all of us - parents and community members, young men and women, professors and administrators - to envision new ways to support boys and young men as they navigate cultural environments that glorify unhealthy, violent, and sexist models of manhood. Guyland is essential viewing for courses in gender studies, sociology, media studies, communications, counseling, and psychology. * English Subtitles * Streaming available *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request


#8994/0920  HE SAID, SHE SAID: Gender, Language and Communication with Deborah Tannen, PhD
Whether it's in personal relationships or at work, communication between the sexes is important to happiness, clarity, effectiveness, success. Dr. Deborah Tannen is an expert in the analysis and explanation of gender-based differences that greatly affect the quality of communication between men and women.


#12871/0880  INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND CONFLICT
In this program, Thomas E. Harkins of New York University examines conflict, outlines the potential benefits of conflict, presents various definitions for conflict, negates common misconceptions surrounding conflict, discusses sources and patterns of conflict, and discusses conflict management and prevention.


#12875/0880  INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION WITH PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT AGES
Emphasizing the role of respect in all interpersonal interactions, this program examines communication with individuals of different ages and considers the ways in which human development affects communication abilities.


#16148/0635  LOVE AT FIRST SWIPE
This program delves into the dating phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. 21st century living is fast and furious and there is little time for cherished moments of tranquility. So in an age of deadlines and bold headlines, how does anyone have the time to find love? The answer: speedy location-based mobile dating apps that cut to the chase of sexual attraction. In this observational documentary, we explore the world of online dating apps with jaw-dropping stories that capture the funny, heartwarming and often dangerous moments that make up the modern dating world. Prepare to be immersed in an online world of deviancy, devotion, deception, heartbreak and outright sexual brazenness.


#15093/0635  LOVE, HATE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN: A Film on Empathy
Drawing upon the work of psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen, neuroscientists Vittorio Gallese and Simone Shamay-Tsoory, futurist Jeremy Rifkin, and numerous other experts and researchers, this documentary analyzes empathy as it explores its extraordinary relevance in today’s increasingly interconnected world. An important, immensely thought-provoking film that is particularly applicable to the disciplines of social, biological, educational, and forensic psychology; neuroscience; social philosophy; and sociology. *Some language may be objectionable.


#13629/0545  MAKING CONNECTIONS, CHOOSING PARTNERS
This program looks at traditional as well as contemporary dating and mating rituals. What factors tend to draw people together, or wedge them apart? Just what role does culture play? And what are the qualities that tend to distinguish relationships that stand the test of time? Grades 8 to A


#14046/0567  MEN AND WOMEN: TALKING TOGETHER with Deborah Tannen and Robert Bly
Deborah Tannen and Robet Bly – two of the most popular and exciting experts at the forefront of men's and women's issues - talk to each other about gender styles each bringing an informed perspective on how men and women approach each other and converse.


#11996/0685  MICHAEL KIMMEL ON GENDER: Mars, Venus or Planet Earth? Women and Men in a New Millennium
Do ‘genderalizations’ have any relevance any more? In this powerful lecture, renowned speaker and bestselling author Michael Kimmel (The Gendered Society, Manhood in America) moves beyond the popular inter-planetary notion that "men are from Mars and women are from Venus" to advance a decidedly more earth-bound and inter-connected view of the things men and women have in common.


#13494/0880  NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE - DVD
This program examines cultural issues in nonverbal communication. Differentiates between conscious and unconscious gestures; considers facial expressions; discusses cultural differences in voice, para-language, and the use of silence; and explores space and body distance. Features expert commentary, student discussions, and illustrative vignettes.


#15042/1883  NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION: Body Language, Gesture, and Proxemics
This program explores bodily communication, including gestures and postures; proxemic communication; and tactile communication, or touch. It considers the communicative functions of each form of nonverbal communication, examines the role of each in interpersonal interactions, and discusses key concepts.


#15041/1883  NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION: Vocal Cues and Facial Expressions
Introducing nonverbal communication, this program explores vocal cues, facial expressions, and eye behaviors. It offers relevant definitions; considers the communicative roles and functions of each form of nonverbal communication; and covers such topics as Ekman’s seven categories of communicative meaning in facial expressions, facial deception, and the eye behaviors identified by research.


#13270/0545  OUR FAMILIES, OURSELVES Series
This series of eighteen programs offers a contemporary look at marriages and families - and the choices, changes and constraints that affect individuals, diverse family types, and interpersonal relationships. The eighteen 27-minute programs are available individually or as a boxed set of five discs. DISC 1: Changing Families; Perspectives on the Family; Family History; Race, Ethnicity and Family. DISC 2: The Role of Gender; Love and Loving; Sex and Sexuality. DISC 3: Making Connections, Choosing Partners; Singlehood; Marriage and Commitment; To Parent or Not to Parent. DISC 4: Parents and Children; Working; Family Violence. DISC 5: Divorcing; Remarriage and Stepfamilies; Growing Older; Families Today and Tomorrow.


#15813/0463  POSITIVE WORDS PRODUCE POWERFUL RESULTS
Words are powerful weapons and can do great damage to others if used in an inappropriate manner. A single bad word can change a life dramatically. This program reviews how words and gestures can change emotions in a positive or negative way. Also explains why the most important thing for people to remember is that they can’t take back something once it has been said. Yelling is an indication of a lack of control. It’s no way to instruct or coach. If individuals want to change someone’s behavior, they should explain what it is they want, and why they want it. Foul language negatively influences professionals and may have a disappointing impact on their level of success in life. Kind words cost little, but accomplish much. The DVD details why individuals should praise loudly, criticize privately, and think things through before they respond.


#12680/0645  POWER OF FORGIVENESS (THE)
This documentary explores recent research into the psychological and physical effects of forgiveness on individuals and within relationships under a wide variety of conditions. Includes feature stories on the Amish, the 9/11 tragedy and peace-building in Northern Ireland, interviews with renowned Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, best-selling authors Thomas Moore and Marianne Williamson and others. Also explores the role forgiveness holds in various faiths' traditions. We see in the film that there are transgressions people find themselves unwilling or unable to forgive. And through character-driven stories shows the role forgiveness can play in alleviating anger and grief and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits that come with it.


#12231/0685  PRICE OF PLEASURE (THE) : Pornography, Sexuality and Relationships
Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has emerged as one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries, assuming an unprecedented role in the mainstream of our popular culture at the same time that its content has become more extreme and harsh, more overtly sexist and racist. This eye-opening and disturbing film tackles the complexity behind this seeming paradox. This film is particularly revealing when male pornographers openly discuss their views about women and how men should relate to them, and when male and female porn users candidly discuss the role pornography has played in shaping their sexual imaginations and relationships. Honest and nonjudgmental, the film paints both a nuanced and complex portrait of how pleasure and pain, commerce and power, and liberty and responsibility are intertwined in the most intimate aspects of human relations. At the same time, the film examines the unprecedented role that commercial pornography now occupies in U.S. popular culture. Going beyond the debate of liberal versus conservative so common in the culture, this program provides a holistic understanding of pornography as it debunks common myths about the genre.Grades 10 to A


#12873/0880  PRINCIPLES OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
In this program, Karina Alexanyan of Columbia University outlines the functions of interpersonal communication, instrumental, prevention, phatic, affective, and deceptive forms; introduces the theory behind interpersonal communication; and teaches how to increase the effectiveness of interpersonal interactions.


#14460/0685  PURITY MYTH (THE): The Virginity Movement's War Against Women
Analyzing cultural stereotypes and media messages, Jessica Valenti reveals the overt and hidden ways our society links a woman’s worth to her sexuality rather than to values like honesty, kindness, and altruism. Valenti takes on issues ranging from abstinence-only education to pornography and exposes the legal and social punishments that women who dare to have sex endure.


#15331/0685  SPITTING GAME: The College Hookup Culture
Filmmaker Denice Ann Evans draws heavily on the voices of students in this timely and eye-opening look at the dangers and consequences of hookup culture on college campuses. Shedding much needed light on a culture steeped in alcohol and often shrouded in silence, Evans supplements student testimony with analysis from experts and health professionals to tease out the gender politics at the heart of hookup culture and what's come to be known as "the spitting game" the finely tuned art of the pickup that many young men now aspire to master. Examines hookup culture in light of persistently high levels of sexual assault, binge drinking, and gender violence on college campuses.Grades 9 to A


#10537/0920  THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT! Language, Culture and Meaning with Deborah Tannen
The next step in Dr. Deborah Tannen's continuing exploration of inter-gender communication demonstrates to viewers how cultural influences affect not only what is said but also what is heard. Detailed analysis of both speaking and listening habits and patterns are provided.


#14494/1333  TO FORGIVE DIVINE
This documentary is an examination of the concept of forgiveness from the perspective of several world religions, secular thinkers and intimate personal stories. These stories, interwoven with rituals of Judaism's Yom Kippur and the Christian Sacrament of Reconciliation, demonstrate forgiveness in a variety of human situations and provide us with some of the guideposts to understanding the concept of forgiveness.


#14188/0685  UNDERSTANDING HOOKUP CULTURE: What's Really Happening on College Campuses
Kinsey shocked with his studies and statistics of sexuality after the mid-point of the last century, and now Dr. Paula England uses interviews with young adults, both male and female, to compile a statistical portrait of the current state of (hetero)sexual relations. What's changed in fifty years? What constitutes a 'date' these days? Has 'courting' become completely extinct? Is sex before marriage a given? How is 'having sex' defined these days?


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