Psychology


New! Horizon: Fergal Keane: Living with PTSD 52 min.

A personal and deeply moving investigation into the causes and impact of PTSD. A lifetime of being surrounded by conflict and brutality has left war reporter Fergal Keane suffering from extreme fear and anxiety – typical symptoms of PTSD. In this emotional film, Fergal seeks to understand his condition and how it affects others. Survivors share their personal stories. Therapists and scientists...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

The English-Romanian Adoptees Project: Re-Thinking the Relationship Between Deprivation and Development 12 min.

The English-Romanian Adoptees Project was the first study to follow a cohort of children who had suffered periods of institutional deprivation through into adult life. To their surprise, researchers found that problems experienced by many of the Romanian adoptees were neurodevelopmental, suggesting that deprivation had affected brain development. The film, with guidance from lead researcher Profes...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Making Friends with Research Methods 11 min.

Understanding research methods isn’t easy for many students and a lot of them also find it boring. This film uses different techniques to make research methods more interesting, accessible and easier to understand. It looks at three key questions: Why do students have to study research methods? What are research methods? And how are they evaluated?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

A Science of Falling in Love? 9 min.

Why do we fall in love? What makes us fall in love? And what happens to love? Poets, historians, philosophers, have been writing about these questions for centuries. Now scientists have joined in, exploring the brain in love. In this film, we follow a young couple falling in love, and talk to experts, to illustrate and explain the addiction, the obsession, and blindness of falling in love.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Evil or Illness: Mysteries of Mental Illness 55 min.

Examine ancient conceptions of mental illness and the establishment of psychiatry. Hear contemporary stories of people living with mental illness, including an aspiring astrophysicist with schizophrenia and an Olympics-bound boxer with OCD.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Mysteries of Mental Illness 240 min.

Explore the evolution in understanding, and the dramatic attempts across generations, to unravel the difficult questions surrounding mental illness people have grappled with throughout history: What causes it? And how is it best treated?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! New Frontiers: Mysteries of Mental Illness 55 min.

Explore today’s most cutting-edge treatments, based on the latest understanding of mental illness, through profiles of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery, infusions of ketamine and modern electro-convulsive therapy.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! The Rise and Fall of the Asylum: Mysteries of Mental Illness 55 min.

Follow the origin and downfall of mental asylums in the U.S. Glimpse inside Cook County prison, the nation’s largest unintended mental health facility, meet the detainees in their care, and see the challenges they face both inside and out.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Who's Normal?: Mysteries of Mental Illness 55 min.

Trace efforts to develop guidelines for diagnosing mental illness rooted in empirical science rather than dogma. Explore how science and societal factors are deeply entwined with shifting definitions of mental health and mental illness.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Of Mice and Monkeys: Animal Research in Psychology 9 min.

Psychological research is governed by a strict code of ethics covering things like obtaining participants’ consent; protecting them from possible harm and allowing them to withdraw from the research. But there are some “participants” who can’t give consent, may be harmed and are unable to withdraw from the research. Using research examples, this film looks at the use of non-human animals in resear...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021