Psychology


New! The Ethics of Abortion - When Does Life Begin? 7 min.

The controversies surrounding abortion involve a clash between two fundamental rights: the right of the unborn child, or fetus, and the rights of the mother. This film begins with the storm created by leading case of Roe vs Wade and then provides students with an unbiased analysis of the ethical issues underlying demands for the criminalization and the legalization of abortion.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Learn 55 min.

Explore the surprising ways your brain and body adapt to your environment throughout your life. See how your experiences can not only change your brain, but also your body, and even your genetic blueprint.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia 58 min.

It’s estimated that 1 in 50 people in the population have Body Dysmorphic Disorder, a condition that causes you to believe you are horrifically ugly. The film follows 29-year-old Liane and her boyfriend Mitch over a year as Liane starts therapy to try and conquer this crippling condition. Each week Liane meets Professor David Veale, one of the world’s leading experts on BDD, who attempts to undo s...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! After You: The Psychology Of Queues And How To Beat Them 7 min.

Queues are simple: you join at the back and wait your turn. But there's a whole branch of psychology devoted to studying how they work. Wimbledon publishes a guidebook on how to queue and major brands are obsessed with stopping you leaving to go elsewhere. The Guardian's science editor, Ian Sample, explains.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

The Boy Inside: Trapped by Tourette's 54 min.

The Boy Inside follows an extraordinary year in the life of a teenager with one of the worst cases of Tourette's in America. Zack Lamb’s twitches and the strange sounds he makes are uncontrollable – and they are getting worse. As Zack’s behavior gets more extreme and more dangerous, his mother is forced to explore radical treatments. But what if she’s made a terrible mistake?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Lost in the Mall 13 min.

When Elizabeth Loftus gave evidence for the defence in the trail of George Franklin, it was held by the court that while memories were unreliable and could be altered, they could not be invented. There were no such things as false memories. Loftus set out to demonstrate otherwise. This film documents Loftus' demonstration of false memory and the 'memory war' that followed, a war that not only thre...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

A Dangerous Son 86 min.

One in 10 American children suffers from a serious emotional disturbance and over 17 million have experienced a psychiatric disorder. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus, A Dangerous Son focuses primarily on three families in crisis, each struggling with a child’s severe mental illness and desperately seeking treatment in the face of limited resources and support. Interspersed with inte...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Digital Addicts 54 min.

Children as young as three are becoming addicted to mobile phones, harming their development and causing possible long-term damage. We follow some of the youngest cases and hear how our brains are affected by exposure to screens. We also learn how platforms like snapchat or facebook are engineered to make them hyper-addictive. Three year old Ryan doesn’t speak, avoids eye contact and frequently ha...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

The More We Evolve, the Less We Need God: A Debate 90 min.

Does God have a place in 21st-century human affairs? For many, the answer is yes. Belief in a higher power is the foundation of human consciousness, they argue, and helps drive social, political, and scientific progress. Further, some claim, humans require faith to lead moral lives and are genetically predisposed to embrace religion. Others are far more skeptical. No evidence of God exists, they a...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Swipe Left: Dating Apps Have Killed Romance: A Debate 105 min.

Every day, more and more people are turning to dating apps to find love. More than 49 million Americans—almost one out of six—have given digital dating a try. But are dating apps really designed to promote long-lasting romance? Apps like Tinder and Bumble make finding a date as easy as swiping right, while digital platforms like Match.com and OkCupid use specialized algorithms to help users find t...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018