Psychology Documentaries

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Saving 10,000 – Winning a War on Suicide in Japan

There’s an enemy at work in Japan. Around 300,000 people made the decision to end their lives through suicide in the last ten years.

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A Class Divided

In 1968, Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Racism across the United States was rampant. Instead of ignoring the problem that was plaguing the country, one teacher in an all-white Iowa town, Jane Elliot, decided to rise to the challenge and become part of the solution.

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The Chemistry of Addictions

In this documentary Hank describes how our brains respond biochemically to various addictive substances and behaviors and how those behaviors originate.

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Athene’s Theory of EVERYTHING

Athene has come up with a theory about everything: philosophy, physics, chemistry – both between humans and objects. This is a fascinating theory that draws from numerous fields of study.

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Aftermath: The Legacy of Suicide

This documentary looks at children who have lost their parents to suicide at a young age. When your father or mother – the people who teach you about the world – take their own life, what is that teaching you?

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How to Buy Happiness

“Money Can’t Buy You Love,” sang The Beatles. But they neglected to mention that money CAN buy you happiness. In this TED TALK, Michael Norton tells you how.

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Sexy Inc.

Our Children Under Influence

This short documentary analyzes the hypersexualization of our environment and its noxious effects on young people. Psychologists, teachers and school nurses criticize the unhealthy culture surrounding our children, where marketing and advertising are targeting younger and younger audiences and bombarding them with sexual and sexist images.

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Drawing from Life

Drawing From Life is a 30 minute documentary about a group of people who have all attempted suicide on multiple occasions.

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Why Reading Matters

Science writer Rita Carter tells the story of how modern neuroscience has revealed that reading, something most of us take for granted, unlocks remarkable powers.

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Stress, Portrait of a Killer

The stress response: in the beginning it saved our lives, making us run from predators and enabling us to take down prey.

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Horizon: The Secret You

With the help of a hammer-wielding scientist, Jennifer Aniston and a general anaesthetic, Professor Marcus du Sautoy goes in search of answers to one of science’s greatest mysteries: how do we know who we are?

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Mind of a Murderer

Mind of a Murderer is a BBC documentary which examines why people kill. Looking at new research by neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists and biochemists, and with powerful testimony from murder witnesses and murderers themselves, the series reveals the latest thinking on the causes of violent behavior and considers how murderers can best be treated and managed.

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Child of Rage

This documentary tells the story of a six year old girl, Beth Thomas, labeled as “The Child Of Rage,” tells her story of healing from Reactive Attachment Disorder as a result of being sexually abused.

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I Swear I Can’t Help It

Documentary revisiting John Davidson, who featured in a BBC film about Tourettes syndrome in 1989 (John’s Not Mad), and 15-year-old Greg Storey, who the cameras met when they revisited John in 2002.

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The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive

Stephen Fry explores the world of manic depression, a mental illness which affects up to 4 million people in the UK, including himself.

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A is for Autism

A is for Autism takes a warm look at the world of autistic youngsters and adults, using their drawings, live footage and commentary in a fashion that enthralls as well as educates.

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The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow

Dr. Temple Grandin has a unique ability to understand the animal mind – and she’s convinced her skill is down to her autistic brain.

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Multiple Personality Disorder

This documentary explores the strange and surprising story of MPD through the lives of the patients themselves, and through the key psychiatrists in the field.

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