Psychology


Mommy Dead And Dearest 83 min.

Provocative documentarian Erin Lee Carr (Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop) returns to HBO to explore another twisted true-crime story in the age of social media. Things are not always as they appear, especially in the case of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard, and what starts out as a grisly tale of matricide morphs into a rabbit hole of deception and abuse. As we learn, Dee Dee and her...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Warning: This Drug May Kill You 60 min.

From journalist/producer/director Perri Peltz (HBO’s Risky Drinking), Warning: This Drug May Kill You takes an unflinching look at the devastating effects of opioid addiction in the U.S., profiling four families who have seen their lives tragically changed by abuses involving their loved ones, whose addictions arose due to doctors’ prescriptions of dangerous painkillers. Through the personal and e...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Beware The Slender Man 116 min.

It was a local story that horrified the nation: two 12-year-old girls lured a friend into the Waukesha woods, where they proceeded to stab her 19 times in an effort to appease a faceless mythical entity known online as “Slenderman.” But there’s more to the story than the dark headlines it generated. A sobering documentary that delves deep into the story behind this shocking crime, Beware the Slend...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Behind the Statistics 20 min.

Statistical data is rightly seen as a central feature of much psychological research, but students need to understand the important methodological processes underpinning the production of such data. In this film, we go Behind the Statistics to look at the various factors -- from sampling techniques, through ideas about correlation and causation to experimental design -- that can influence the reli...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Experimental Research Methods 20 min.

A great deal of psychological research is carried out using experiments and this film introduces students to a range of issues and ideas surrounding this most-popular of methods. Using a mix of classic and contemporary studies the film illustrates and evaluates three different types of experimental method: Laboratory, Field, and Natural Experiments – highlighting their respective strengths and dra...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Non-Experimental Research Methods 17 min.

While a lot of psychological research is done through experiments, for some research questions we need to see how people actually behave in the real world to discover what they are really thinking and feeling. Using a range of classic and contemporary studies, this film illustrates and evaluates the strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of three different types of non-experimental methods used by...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Truth Underground: Three Poets Discover the Power of the Spoken Word 69 min.

The lives of three outspoken poets intersect as they harness the power of the word. CJ Suitt confronts the racial injustice of a Southern black male. Kamaya Truitt-Martin competes in poetry slams across the country to heal a broken home. Jeremy Berggren employs art and poetry to cope with PTSD and to bear witness to the suffering of veterans. The 19th-century poet John Keats said, “Truth is beauty...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric 93 min.

Gender and sexuality can be fluid, and today transgender issues are altering the nature of day-to-day interactions. What do you do when your seven-year-old son announces that he wants to be a girl? Or your husband of 30 years announces that he wants to be a woman? Broadcasting legend Katie Couric (former co-host of NBC’s Today, CBS Evening News anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent) takes us on a un...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Rise Of The Trolls 53 min.

Has internet anonymity unleashed a ‘dark demon’ lurking in all of us? This film reveals the hard truths surrounding anonymity, dark instincts and freedom on the internet. Smartphones have put the internet into our pockets and billions of people around the world are now connected online. Our lives have improved greatly, but this “freedom” has also made us vulnerable to a new kind of predator – the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Every Brilliant Thing 62 min.

Every Brilliant Thing strikes a delicate balance between sobering loss and cathartic laughter. Adapting the one-character stage show of the same name starring British comedian Jonny Donahoe and written by Duncan Macmillan with Donahoe, this poignant film, shot in the round at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York City before a live, interactive audience, recounts a life lived, and loved, in the sh...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016