Psychology


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

Are You What Your Mother Ate? The Agouti Mouse Study 15 min.

Jirtle and Waterland’s Agouti Mouse research has been called one of the most important study’s of the 21st century. It is hugely significant for our understanding of both the epigenetic mechanisms that change gene expression and the relationship between Nature and Nurture in psychology and sociology. The film combines original interview and laboratory footage of Professor Jirtle to both tell the s...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Why They Kill 58 min.

Why do some men, women, and even children assault, batter, rape, mutilate, and murder? The breakthrough research and singular theory proposed by renowned criminologist, Professor Lonnie Athens, comprehensively explains how violent criminals develop; how violent communities are created and transformed; and how violent acts are committed and can be prevented. Based on the critically acclaimed book b...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Nature Dazzles 29 min.

In this documentary, children and teachers were interviewed at The Grove Community School in Toronto during Gender Splendor week in April 2017. The film shows the children engaged in workshops designed for both non-binary-conforming and cisgender-identifying children. The workshops provide them with tools to ponder, question, and defy gender stereotypes prevalent in society, culture, and the media...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

The Truth About Risk 67 min.

Crossing the road, eating a burger, climbing a mountain—all have risks involved, but what is their risk factor? Filmmaker Robert Lang is on a mission to find out. He travels across the world meeting the world’s top risk experts, from a Cambridge University statistician to an extreme ice climber, to discover the truth about the risks in all our lives.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

The Internet Warriors 22 min.

In this video, meet online 'trolls' who use the internet to harass and threaten others. Director Kyrre Lien meets a global group of strongly opinionated individuals, who spend their time online debating the subjects they care most strongly about. Topics include President Donald Trump, Lady Gaga, LGBT youth, the Syrian War, and Muslim Immigration.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017