Psychology


New! The Cannabis Question 54 min.

As state-legalized cannabis spreads, NOVA investigates the latest scientific evidence for its potential benefits and risks, and how criminalization has disproportionately harmed communities of color.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Legalize Psychedelics 56 min.

In 2019, voters in Denver, Colorado, approved a referendum to decriminalize psilocybin, a psychedelic drug that affects perception and cognition. Voters in Oregon and Washington, D.C., followed suit a year later. Proponents of legalizing psychedelics argue that they can be used to treat a broad range of mental and emotional issues, as well as to discover a more profound sense of ourselves. Psyched...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Fake Famous 87 min.

Followers, likes, comments – these are the currencies of fame today. But can the 140 million Instagram users boasting over 100,000 followers all be considered famous? To answer this question, former reporter for the New York Times and Vanity Fair Nick Bilton and a team of social media experts, casting agents, and stylists recruit three starry-eyed Los Angeles transplants to participate in a social...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Screen Generation 53 min.

Smartphones, televisions, computers, gaming consoles or digital tablets are now unavoidable in our day to day lives. This everyday intrusion has sparked numerous controversies – hysteria becomes collective. Are we damaging our brain with these damned screens? What will the effects of this unprecedented exposition in the history of mankind be? This scientific movie will distinguish between verif...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Crazy, Not Insane 119 min.

A provocative look at the minds of serial killers through the lens of renowned psychiatrist Dorothy Otnow Lewis, who has dedicated her career to the study of murderers and seeking answers to the question of why we kill. Directed and produced by acclaimed filmmaker Alex Gibney (Agents of Chaos, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley), this provocative documentary explores the lifelong attemp...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

The Greatest Bond 55 min.

An inspirational documentary, highlighting the journey of disabled veterans whose lives are changed through the unconditional love of service dogs that have been trained by female prison inmates. Join three veterans as they meet their service dog and work with the inmates in a Texas women’s prison. Witness these men’s transformation, as each dog expands the veteran’s world and heals their hearts.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Not Carol 78 min.

Thirty-year-old Carol Coronado committed the most unspeakable crime - murdering her three young children. Surprisingly, her husband and family have stood by her side, defending her actions as "Not Carol." Carol would never have been capable of murdering her children. This story is a case study in undiagnosed post-partum psychosis with commentary and exposition from experts.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

The Weight of Gold 60 min.

From HBO Sports comes a poignant, much-needed documentary look at the widespread mental health issues among Olympic athletes, exposing the lack of resources in place to help them sustain life beyond their sports. Directed and executive produced by filmmaker Brett Rapkin – and narrated by the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps – The Weight of Gold features profound interviews with...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Scars 20 min.

Scars are not just skin deep - emotional and psychological histories lie beneath the healed wounds. In this documentary, we meet 5 different people for whom their scars changed forever how they see the world, and how the world sees them. Their scars are the result of war, self harm, birth defect, cancer, and domestic violence which are a collection of stories both extraordinary and every day. Thes...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2020

Behind the Blood 86 min.

This film explores the nature/nurture debate through the case study of gangsters growing up in Honduras, one of the most dangerous cities in the world. We follow Daniel Pacheco, a priest and furniture maker, who risks his own life to save others. We also meet Orlin Castro, a journalist who has become desensitized to the violence, and Matathan, a hitman who talks openly about his profession. Gettin...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019