Category “Psychology”

Battle of The Brains

Can you think of 100 different uses for a sock? How would you cope with glasses that turn everything upside down? What's your emotional intelligence? Can you create a work of art in ten minutes? Horizon takes seven people who are some of the highest flyers in their field - a musical prodigy, a quantum physicist, an artist, a dramatist, an RAF fighter pilot, a chess grandmaster and a Wall Street trader. Each is put through a series of tests to discover who is the most intelligent? The principle way that we measure intelligence, the IQ test, remains popular and convenient. Yet most...

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Glory Days: My Life As A Sniper

As soon as the rifle touched Sgt Rodriguez's shoulder, he knew he was going to be a sniper. At 20, he became a guiltless killing machine. This is his story of learning to kill and the challenge of how to stop. Noel Rodriguez entered the US Marine Corps to be a journalist. He'd never held a gun or thought about killing. But as soon as he held an M16 everything changed. 'When they gave me my rifle, I just felt it. I knew in my heart that nobody was going to be better than me.' But when Rodriguez first killed he couldn't believe what he'd done. 'I sent it, and that was all I could think of....

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The Creative Brain How Insight Works

It is a feeling we all know, the moment when a light goes on in your head. In a sudden flash of inspiration, a new idea is born. Today, scientists are using some unusual techniques to try to work out how these moments of creativity - whether big, small or life-changing - come about. They have devised a series of puzzles and brainteasers to draw out our creative behavior, while the very latest neuroimaging technology means researchers can actually peer inside our brains and witness the creative spark as it happens. What they are discovering could have the power to make every one of us more...

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Helen: The Woman with 7 Personalities

Helen has Dissociative Identity Disorder, a rare condition more commonly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. This causes her to have seven alter egos or alter personalities' Alex, A five year old boy who loves shooting toy guns. William, A six year old boy who loves the Mr. Men. Adam, A lovable ten year old boy who is not allowed to play outside. Brenda, An outspoken, feisty 13 year old girl Karl, A sixteen year old boy with an attitude and a temper. Jamie Elizabeth Helen will switch from her self personality to one of the alter personalities at a moment's notice and...

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Afraid of People

Social anxiety is anxiety (emotional discomfort, fear, apprehension, or worry) about social situations, interactions with others, and being evaluated or scrutinized by other people. The difference between Social Anxiety and normal apprehension of social situations is that social anxiety involves an intense feeling of fear in social situations and especially situations that are unfamiliar or in which you will be watched or evaluated by others. The feeling of fear is so strong that in these types of situations you may be so worried that you feel anxious just thinking about them and will go to...

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Living With ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most feared and misunderstood of all neurological medical conditions. Despite over 200 scientific papers being published on this neurological condition every year, it remains stigmatised and controversial. Yet some doctors don’t even believe it exists. One in 20 school children are affected by ADHD, and over one million adults in the UK are affected with the condition. It’s a complex condition where children find it difficult to concentrate or are hyperactive and impulsive. Many are often described as stupid, lazy, disorganised,...

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Unbreakable Minds

Every child is born full of promise, ready to go forth into the world and meet his or her destiny. But for those diagnosed with schizophrenia in the prime of their lives, independence, acceptance, and even a place to call home usually slips beyond their grasp. Over three years, film-makers Abbey Jack Neidik and Irene Lilienheim Angelico followed three engaging young men living with mental illness. Unbreakable Minds captures the emotional journeys as they struggle with their inner demons and try to find their own place in a world that regards them with fear and hostility. With...

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Jeffrey Dahmer: The Monster Within

Explore the crimes of one of history's most psychotic killers, a man who emerged from a normal suburban upbringing with a sickening hunger that could not be slaked. Views of shocking photos from the crime scenes. Features an exclusive interview with Dahmer's parents. Explore the forces that may have motivated one of the world's most vicious serial killers. He is one of history's most psychotic killers, a man who emerged from a normal suburban upbringing with a sickening hunger that could not be slaked. The incredible case of Jeffrey Dahmer captured headlines and imaginations worldwide....

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A Virus Called Fear

Fear is apparently a universal emotion; all persons, consciously or unconsciously, have fear in some sort. In short, fear is the ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it. Very few people understand the programming of fear, and why it distorts our perceptions. While fear is a program used for our survival, fear also creates irrational beliefs that cause larger systems of fear like politics, religion and the media. A Virus Called Fear is short film about the conditioning of fear, and what irrational fears can lead to. Written and directed by Ben Fama...

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