When a brutal crime is committed, who is ultimately to blame? My Brain Made Me Do It explores the biology of the brain and why some people can’t stop themselves from committing harmful or criminal acts.
Decoding Desire challenges everything you thought you knew about sex and desire. By exploring research on animals, scientists are unraveling the mysteries of intimacy and how sexual diversity and the experience of pleasure itself may be the key to species survival.
Smoking, overeating, shopping…Are we Slaves to Habit? The brain may be willing, but the body can be weak. Take an in-depth look at bad habits, the behavior that surrounds them, and the startling new science on the interaction between brain chemistry, habit and self-control.
Is there really "something" out there? Conspiracy Rising examines the psychology of conspiracy theories. What makes us inclined to look for complex, non-mainstream causes for major events? Is there hope for democracy when so many have lost all faith in government?
As top universities around the world struggle with an epidemic of cheating, Faking the Grade takes a hard look at why this win-at-any-costs strategy is happening and how the system encourages it.
One thing is certain about human nature...we’re born talkers. Is all that access to technology making us happy? Crackberry’d: The Truth About Information Overload explores how technology devices are affecting our lives and offers solutions for managing computer and cell phone use.
Science reveals that by the age of four we have all learned to lie: we lie to protect ourselves and to get what we want. The Truth About Liars reveals the only "truth" we know about lying: everyone does it, and we can't easily detect it.
An examination of the rise in retail crime and how it is often our quest for the lowest price that fuels the market for stolen merchandise. Featuring rare security camera footage, the latest crime-fighting technology, this film reveals how our honesty is tested every time we decide to spend.