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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. 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. The Secret Life of Your Bodyclock If you’re reading this any time after lunch and you’re not dead, well done.

The Secret Life of Your Bodyclock

Watch Free Documentary Online. Zen: The Best of Alan Watts. A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except faults, so he loses touch with reality and lives in a world of illusions. By thought I mean the chattering inside the skull; perpetual and compulsive repetition of words, of calculations, and symbols going on inside the head. For as a result of confusing the real world of nature with mere signs, such as money, stocks and bonds, title deeds, and so forth. Multiple Personalities. 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. Every one of us possesses an armory of instincts which keep us alive. We are often barely aware of them, but they act every day to protect us from danger and keep us fit and healthy. In the first programme of the Human Instinct series we explore how this most basic of instincts means we're all born to survive.

The Human Face. 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. The Big Question: Why Am I Me? Mad but Glad. 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. An Evening with Psychologist Paul Ekman. Authors@Google: Daniel Goleman. Your Brain at Work. What Makes a Genius? Charles Manson Superstar. For forty years, Charles Manson has survived most of his life in what he calls 'the hallways of the all ways,' the reform schools, jails and prisons that have been his home and tomb.

Charles Manson Superstar

His thought was born in the hole of solitary confinement, apart from time and beyond the grasp of society. In his cell, he created his own world and speaks his own language: he has concluded that there is only the mind. I, Psychopath. Psychopaths... we usually only know them from Hollywood movies.

I, Psychopath

We never expect them to enter our real life. But, the psychopath is closer than you think. Experts believe their number to be as high as one in a hundred. Watch Free Documentaries Online. Genius of Britain. Beautiful Minds: The Psychology of the Savant. In the field of brain research there is no subject more intriguing than the savant - an individual with mental, behavioral, or even physical disability who possesses acute powers of observation, mathematical aptitude, or artistic talent. This three-part series provides an enthralling look into the psychology and neuroscience of the savant’s mysterious world. 3-part series, 53 minutes each. Memory Masters: How Savants Store Information. Beautiful Minds: The Einstein Effect.

The Genius of Charles Darwin. 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. The System, a Channel 4 special in which Brown shared his 100 percent guaranteed method for winning on the horses. Is Seeing Believing? Horizon explores the strange and wonderful world of illusions - and reveals the tricks they play on our senses and why they fool us. We show how easy it is to trick your sense of taste by changing the colors of food and drink, explain how what you see can change what you hear, and see just how unreliable our sense of color can be. But all this trickery has a serious purpose. It's helping scientists to create a new understanding of how our senses work - not as individual senses, but connected together.

It holds the intriguing possibility that one sense could be mapped into another. This is what happened to Daniel Kish, who lost his sight as a child. He is now able to create a vision of the world by clicking his tongue which allows him to echolocate like a bat. The Secret Life of Your Bodyclock. The Primacy of Consciousness. ‪John Hagelin, Ph.D on Consciousness 1 of 2‬‏