Psychology

Engineering Evil: Inside The Holocaust

Engineering Evil is a History Channel special which examines in great detail the process in which the Nazis carries out the Holocaust. However, this film is unique in its approach as it does not focus solely on the engineering / industrial side but rather the human engineering which took place. It was this engineering which allowed such an atrocity to occur in the first place. The Nazi's requir

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Ride the Tiger: A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain

5.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, yet how it unfolds in the brain is still a mystery to us. The quest to understand bipolar illness is central to the quest of understand the brain itself. Using the latest technology to gather information about how the brain functions, we learn how this information is being integrated to generate a map which reveals how the brains con

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The Secret Life of Elliot Rodger

On May 23, 2014, in Isla Vista, California, a young man named Elliot Rodger took it upon himself to kill 6 people and injure 14 more near the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara, before turning a gun on himself and taking his own life.   In this "20/20" special we take a closer look at how Elliot came to commit such crimes and for the first time we hear his father speak ou

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Chazz Petrella: The Boy Who Should Have Lived

Having grown up in Cobourg, Ontario, with a loving family which included four older siblings, Chazz Petrella seemed to have an idyllic childhood. He was big into skateboarding and sports in general, like any other child his age he could often be found attempting various daredevil stunts with his best friend, he was full of joy and energy. However once he started school Chazz's teachers started rep

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How Narcissists Took Over the World

These days it would appear that narcissists or narcissistic tendencies are becoming more and more common place in society as we know it. A certain element of this has been attributed to the fact that many media outlets have diagnosed Donald Trump with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, a disorder which has overtaken 'psychopath' and 'bipolar' in becoming the number one label to describe psychologi

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An Interview With Arthur Shawcross

Sullivan Correctional Facility located just outside Fallsburg, New York State, is a maximum security prison notorious for being home to some of Americas most violent criminals, one such criminal is Arthur John Shawcross. Shawcross has murdered 11 women and is currently serving a 250 year prison sentence, his case has raised some serious questions regarding the cause of extreme violence and what

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I Think We’re Alone Now

Many celebrities these days have to deal with their fare share of fans who take it that bit further than the rest and become obsessed. I Think We're Alone Now is a film which explores such obsession by introducing us to Jeff and Kelly, two individuals who claim to be in love with 80's pop singer Tiffany. Jeff Turner is a 50 year old man from Santa Cruz, California, diagnosed with Asperger's syn

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Inside Tourette Syndrome

Inside Tourette Syndrome is a film which explores the disorder in great detail, it was produced by Rick Fowler who himself has Tourette's. Fowler's main goal in creating this documentary was to help raise awareness by creating a better understanding of what life is like for someone who lives with the disorder. The film takes us on an extremely interesting trip through the history of Tourette's an

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The Lying Game: The Crimes That Fooled Britain

Ian Huntley, Stuart Hazell, Mitchell Quy and Karen Matthews are some of the notorious criminals of recent years, all convicted for different crimes but all with one thing in common, they all lied on camera about the crimes they themselves had committed. In this ITV special the lies of these criminals who managed to briefly fool Britain are put under the microscope whilst three of the nations top f

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