Mike Nelson is psyched. The chair of the Department of Psychology won a Telly Award for his child-focused video series featuring the character Captain Judgment. The interactive series of multimedia video vignettes is designed to be used in counseling sessions to teach children and their parents how to handle aggression.
Nelson’s entry was among 11,000 entries from around the world. The animated vignettes are based on a story line of a superhero, Captain Judgment, who comes from the planet Good Judgment to teach children how to manage problematic situations where they may typically respond in an aggressive fashion. The videos emphasize how to become better problem solvers and how to enter into and develop positive peer relationships, all of which can lead to better success in school.