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Soul Science. Biology of Dads. Every child needs a father is a phrase heard often enough, but is there any evidence to support it?

Biology of Dads

In this enlightening documentary, child psychologist Laverne Antrobus goes on a quest to discover why a dad's relationship with his offspring is so important. She uncovers fascinating new research which is shedding light onto the science of fatherhood. Laverne meets a new dad who is experiencing Couvade Syndrome, a condition sometimes known as sympathetic pregnancy. She is keen to explore if the symptoms - which are similar to those felt by pregnant women, such as nausea and sickness - might be physiological as well as psychological. The dad takes a blood test shortly after the birth of his third child and Antrobus discovers that hormones could be the cause of his symptoms: possibly nature's way of priming him to become a more nurturing father. Laverne then meets one of the UK's leading experts in the father's role within the family. Watch the full documentary now - Beyond Thought. The Winter of The Beard. In the fall of 2005, two filmmakers invited six men across America to join them in an experiment.

The Winter of The Beard

They would all stop shaving for six months. No trimming allowed. Each was provided a video camera and weekly interview questions to document his own experience. Punishment: A Failed Social Experiment. Punishment: A Failed Social Experiment provides a detailed, critical analysis of the current legal and justice system generally in operation across the world whilst also providing potential solutions which work on preventing crime and creating a much more socially sustainable society.

Punishment: A Failed Social Experiment

The documentary film is currently in production, consisting of interviews with various academics, social activists and campaigners all of whom provide information on where we're going wrong when we treat offenders, and what we could head towards in regards to the solutions available. It must be recognized that in order for change to occur in the system of punishment and justice, wider societal and cultural issues need to be addressed - as this documentary film recognizes that there are inherent flaws in our current social system. Although most sources of information originate from the United Kingdom, it is reasonable to state that the topics examined will apply to many other nations.

The Secret Life of Your Bodyclock. If you’re reading this any time after lunch and you’re not dead, well done. You have, in the words of Professor Russell Foster, a chronobiologist, “survived the most dangerous part of the day”. Chronobiologists study the body’s various internal clocks. Watch Free Documentary Online. Zen: The Best of Alan Watts. Multiple Personalities. In early times, evil spirits were thought to possess people and make them act in strange and frightening ways.

Multiple Personalities

By the 1800's, the study of this hysteria led some doctors to believe one person could have separately functioning personalities. In this rare research film from the 1920's, a woman has different personalities who believes they are separate people. One is a male that is not comfortable in women's clothes. Another is a small child. The affliction has been known by different names, but recognized for centuries. Why have they become tormented and broken into different personalities? Watch the full documentary now. 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?

The Secret You

While the thoughts that make us feel as though we know ourselves are easy to experience, they are notoriously difficult to explain. So, in order to find out where they come from, Marcus subjects himself to a series of probing experiments. He learns at what age our self-awareness emerges and whether other species share this trait. Next, he has his mind scrambled by a cutting-edge experiment in anesthesia.

Having survived that ordeal, Marcus is given an out-of-body experience in a bid to locate his true self. Finally, he takes part in a mind-reading experiment that both helps explain and radically alters his understanding of who he is. Human Instinct. The Human Face. The Human Face is a 4 part BBC series that examines the science behind facial beauty, expression, and fame in an entertaining fashion. John Cleese, actor, comedian, visiting professor, and best-selling author on psychology, sets out on an odyssey to discover the mysteries of identity, perception, creativity and sexuality hidden behind the mask of life itself.

This four-part series combines art, technology and deeply moving human interest stories to uncover the secrets of the human face. Here’s Looking at You. Michael Shermer: The Believing Brain (Lecture) The Center for Inquiry-New York City and NYC Skeptics hosted noted skeptic and bestselling author Michael Shermer for a talk about his new book, The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies - How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths. His thesis is straightforward: We form our beliefs for a variety of subjective, personal, emotional, and psychological reasons in the context of environments created by family, friends, colleagues, culture, and society at large; after forming our beliefs we then defend, justify, and rationalize them with a host of intellectual reasons, cogent arguments, and rational explanations.

Beliefs come first, explanations for beliefs follow. Dr. The Big Question: Why Am I Me? There are 6 billion people on the planet.

The Big Question: Why Am I Me?

Every single one of them are unique individual. Mad but Glad. Is there really such a thing as the mad genius?

Mad but Glad

Can an illness be both a blessing and a curse? At seven years old, Nick van Bloss started shaking his head, grinding his teeth and making wild whooping noises. Nick had Tourette's syndrome. No medical intervention helped him. Psychiatry: An Industry of Death. Psychiatry: An Industry of Death is a controversial documentary on the horrors of psychiatry, of punishing and persecuting of the innocent and promoting Fascism, racism and atheism.

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death

It was the foundation for the Holocaust, apartheid, for Jim Crow and for Communism. It has lead to many deaths. It denies God, the giver of life and freedom. It stands against the values of freedom, life, liberty and dignity. There have been allegations that this is a Scientology propaganda film. Psychiatrists in Nazi Germany basically branded innocent people as mentally ill including Jews. Watch the full documentary now (playlist - 1 hour, 40 minutes) Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity. The question that really comes out of this is: Why are boys behaving in this way?

Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity

Why is 90% of violence committed by boys and men? That's a point that a lot of people don't want to hear, but if you look at the culture these kids are immersed in, violence is a normal, natural part, not just of the world, but of being masculine or being a male person in the world. It's not just in these few places (like video games or movies) but it's in what passes for normal culture. Malcolm Gladwell - Blink - full show. Discovering Psychology: The Power of the Situation. In the early 1970s, Craig Haney, Curt Banks, Carlo Prescott, and Philip Zimbardo conducted a landmark situational study at Stanford University.

Discovering Psychology: The Power of the Situation

The experiment tested the fundamental attribution error: our tendency to attribute causes of behavior to personal factors, underestimating the influence of situational conditions. For this study, a small group of college students volunteered to be subjects and were carefully tested for sound psychological and physical health. Half of the students were randomly selected to act as prisoners, the other half to act as guards.

The study took place in a simulated jail facility in the Stanford University Psychology Department. Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women. To a great extent, advertising tells us who we are and who we should be. What does advertising tell us today about women? It tells us just as did it 10 and 20 and 30 years ago that what's most important about women is how we look. The first thing the advertisers do is surround us with the image of ideal female beauty so we all learn how important it is for a women to be beautiful and exactly what it takes. Jean Kilbourne continues her groundbreaking analysis of advertising's depiction of women in this most recent update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series.

An Evening with Psychologist Paul Ekman. Authors@Google: Daniel Goleman. Your Brain at Work. What Makes a Genius? Could you have come up with Einstein's theory of relativity? Charles Manson Superstar. I, Psychopath. Psychopaths... we usually only know them from Hollywood movies. We never expect them to enter our real life. Watch Free Documentaries Online. Genius of Britain. Beautiful Minds: The Psychology of the Savant. Beautiful Minds: The Einstein Effect. The Genius of Charles Darwin. The Genius of Charles Darwin is a three-part television documentary, written and presented by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. My Brilliant Brain: Make Me A Genius (Episode 1) My Brilliant Brain - Born Genius, Accidental Genius, Made Genius. The Boy With The Incredible Brain. A Brilliant Madness: John Nash.

A Brilliant Madness is the story of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by a descent into madness. Body Shock: The Man Who Ate His Lover. How to Make Better Decisions. The McGurk Effect - Horizon Is Seeing Believing? An Ecology of Mind - documentario sul pensiero di Gregory Bateson - Trailer in Italiano. Discovering Psychology. Natural Mystery. Starsuckers. Derren Brown: The System. Is Seeing Believing? The Secret Life of Your Bodyclock. The Primacy of Consciousness. ‪John Hagelin, Ph.D on Consciousness 1 of 2‬‏