Psychology documentaries

The Riddle of Einstein’s Brain

The Riddle of Einstein’s Brain, a 2005 documentary presented by British theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili and British neurophysiologist Mark Lythgoe telling the story of how Einstein’s brain was removed at autopsy and then had an extraordinary journey across America in Tupperware cont[...]

(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies

(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies, a 2015 documentary exploring how and why people lie by Yael Melamede.   Not telling the truth seems to be a part of human nature but what really drives it? Behavioural economist Dan Ariely provides objective evidence in an overall lighthearted look into[...]

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, a 2016 documentary by Matt D'Avella who asks a question: How might your life be better with less?   This film challenges the notions of what is widely considered to be the "American ideal" by following minimalists from al[...]

Memory Hackers

Memory Hackers: The human brain is certainly a cunning creation, for if it was not able to create memories we would be perpetually stuck in the present and unable to think about the future.   This documentary explores the latest techniques that neuroscientists are using to "hack"[...]

Ghost Inside My Child

Psychology Presenter 2013 Unrated

Ghost Inside My Child a 2013 documentary series about children who claim to have vivid memories belonging to other people.   What if your child remembered living and dying in a past life? The Ghost Inside My Child on bio. explores children's incredible stories of past lives, told in[...]

The Human Mind

The Human Mind, a 2003 documentary hosted by British professor and doctor Robert Winston about several important aspects of how our brains work.   The film is split into three different sections; "Get Smart", "Personality" and "Making Friends". 

Dangerous Knowledge

Dangerous Knowledge, a two-part historical science documentary made in 2007 by British filmmaker David Malone which looks at the story of a group of the world most brilliant mathematicians who went insane in the pursuit of all seeing knowledge. Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel an[...]

Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?

Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best? Since the turn of the millennium a growing number of children a being referred to gender clinics. Thousands of girls are being encouraged to take the "gender affirmative" approach and change their identity, vice-versa for boys. Is this the right way forwar[...]

A Tattoo To Change Your Life

PsychologySociety Presenter 2018
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A Tattoo To Change Your Life is a seven-part BBC3 documentary series following several people who have used transformative tattoos as a way to help them put difficult past memories to bed and look forward to a new chapter in their lives.   Each of the short-format films features a story o[...]

OVERVIEW

Psychology Presenter 2012 Unrated

The short documentary "OVERVIEW" by Planetary Collective marks the 40th anniversary of the famous Blue Marble photograph taken by the crew of Apollo 17 on December 7, 1972.     The above image is easily one of the most famous images ever. It was taken around 29,000km[...]

Secret Life of the Brain

SciencePsychology Presenter Blair Brown 2002 Unrated

Secret Life of the Brain, a 5-part psychology documentary narrated by American theatre, film and television actress Blair Brown which explores several important developmental stages of the human brain.   The film features real human stories, dynamic imagery and information provided b[...]

The Truth About... Looking Good

The Truth About... Looking Good: The cosmetics industry in the UK is worth over £9 billion, selling products which promise to make us look younger, healthier and more attractive. Many of them claim to perform amazing transformations, but how much of what these products claim to do is based on[...]

ADHD and Me: With Rory Bremner

  British comedian and TV personality Rory Bremner presents ADHD and Me within which he learns about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).   This condition of the brain affects 3% of the population and Bremner believes he has it. Though a lot still needs to be unde[...]

Follow Your Nose: Cracking Smell's Code

PsychologyScience Presenter Nina West 2016 Unrated

Follow Your Nose: Cracking Smell's Code is a 2016 documentary hosted by actress Nina West.  "Follow Your Nose" seeks to unlock the secrets of olfaction. How do we perceive smells? What messages do they contain? How do they alter and influence our brain and behaviour?

A curated collection of psychology documentaries which are available to watch online for free. These documentary films cover a wide variety of topics in the scientific study of the human mind and its functions.