Psychology Documentaries

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OverCriminalized

Alternatives to Incarceration

We’re living at a time in which being homeless, being on drugs, or being mentally ill are crimes that can send you to prison.

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Letting Go

Being the parent of a disabled child can be an uphill battle. As the child grows you are well aware that they don’t posses the skills they need to be able to survive on their own.

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The Art of Deception

It was Aldous Huxley who stated in his book Brave New World that “one believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.” This still rings through, especially in a day and age when we are constantly being bombarded with information and we have no way of proving if any of it is true.

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The Mirror of the Spirit

This compelling documentary reaffirms the power of one of the world’s greatest traditional medicine, ayahuasca.  The film gathers an impressive cast of traditional practitioners, enthusiasts, and Western converts to reveal the essence of the ayahuasca experience.

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When a Mother’s Love is Not Enough

Rosa Monckton has a fourteen-year old daughter with Down syndrome. She has campaigned for over a decade for the rights of disabled children and their families.

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Inside Tourette Syndrome

A Documentary Film About a Misunderstood Syndrome

This film was produced in order to help people to get a better understanding of what it is like for a person to have to live with Tourette syndrome.

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The Lucid Dreamer

Charlie Morley taught himself to lucid dream at the age of 16. As an adult he began practicing Buddhism, then in 2008 he began teaching lucid dreaming.

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Eu Maior (Higher Self)

Eu Maior (Higher Self) is a feature-length Brazilian documentary, with subtitles, that explores self-knowledge and the pursuit of happiness. The filmmakers interview thirty individuals with various backgrounds, including spiritual leaders, intellectuals, artists and professional athletes.

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Mentor

Mentor, Ohio was listed as one of the Top 100 Places to Live in the United States in 2006 and then again in 2010.

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Desire for Beauty

Things That Mirrors Don't Show

Some believe that the concepts of ugliness and beauty are all in the mind. Maybe that’s why it is said that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’.

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A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin

In 1943 a Swiss chemist by the name of Albert Hoffman was developing medicines to aid blood circulation using derivatives of lysergic acid.

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Conscious Dreaming

Are You Awake?

This documentary written and directed by Maija Koukkari was nominated for a Creative Scotland Student Media Award in 2014. It explores the concept of Conscious Dreaming and follows three beginners as they immerse themselves in the world of lucid dreaming.

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American Addict

This film, based on the book American Addict by Gregory A. Smith, explores the reasons why the United States can represent only 5% of the world’s population and still be the country that consumes the most legal drugs.

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Iboga Nights

In the mid 80s, David Graham Scott started experimenting with film and with drugs. His experiments led him to become an addict with an aimless hollow existence.

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A Day in the Life of a Dictator

Joseph Stalin. Idi Amin Dada. Muammar Gaddafi.

What is daily life like for an assassin who holds the power of life or death for millions of people? What are the mechanisms that lead an ambitious individual to a spiral of cruelty and excess?

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Young at Heart

When you’re in your eighties, you get to do a lot of things you wouldn’t dare to do at a younger age.

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The Hidden Enemy

Inside Psychiatry's Covert Agenda

In spite of the fact that military personnel have access to receiving psychiatric drugs that are allegedly designed to help, there is an average of 23 suicides per day among soldiers in active duty and veterans.

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I Am Fishead

Psychopaths: The Invisible Enemy

The ancient Chinese said ‘a fish stinks from the head’. Is that true? Is the answer to our questions about society really that simple?

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Operation Homecoming

Writing The Wartime Experience

Operation Homecoming is a one of a kind film that tells the stories of troops through their own eyes and using their words.

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A Virus Called Fear

A lot of psychologists believe that fear is an innate emotion that exists to trigger the ‘fight or flight’ response. They believe that we are born with the ability to be afraid as a natural reaction because it’s a survival mechanism.

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I Think We’re Alone Now

Jeff Dean Turner and Kelly McCormick are what one would call stalkers. They both allegedly fell deeply in love with the 80s pop sensation Tiffany Renee Darwish and have become obsessed with her.

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Adopted

It was author Cheri Register who said, “The joy and the tragedy co-exist. That is the paradox of adoption and we are all caught up in it.” Adopting a child seems a lot easier than it really is.

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In a Dream

Every year tens of thousands of people visit South Philadelphia to take a look at Isaiah Zagar’s art and to witness his life commemorated on the walls.

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Merchants of Cool

This eye-opening documentary brings up a well-known issue that concerns every parent and teacher alive. Millions of teenagers all over the world are falling prey to the attacks of consumerism and the overwhelming desire to be cool and to fit in.

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