Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University

Stop! And Think!

Documentary Film Series

The Stop! And Think! Film Series is a set of documentary/informational pieces meant to challenge us to think carefully about our world and the culture in which we live. Each film was selected for its relevance to the field of psychology, but also to our everyday lives. We hope to inspire a sense of greater connection to the world and each other with our discussions of the important, provocative, and contemporary issues that impact us all. Each event will include a viewing of the film and a discussion of the film with Dr. Lisa Cravens-Brown.


2016-2017 Viewing Schedule


Do you really want to know

Do You Really Want to Know?

The film follows three families who have been confronted with the decision of whether or not to be tested for Huntington’s Disease (HD) – a degenerative neurological illness that is akin to having ALS, Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s all at the same time. Once it strikes, HD slowly destroys the mind and the body in what experts say is one of the worst ways to die. Not only is there no cure, there is no treatment – not even experimental treatments.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Psychology Building (PS) 35


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Living on One Dollar

Living on One Dollar follows the journey of four friends as they set out to live on just $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala. They battle hunger, parasites, and extreme financial stress as they attempt to survive life on the edge.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Psychology Building (PS) 35

New Asylums


The New Asylums

With nearly half a million mentally ill people serving time in America’s prisons and jails, sheriffs and prison wardens have become the unexpected and ill-equipped gatekeepers of this population. This raises a troubling new concern: are jails and prisons America’s new asylums? Frontline explores the Ohio prison system to uncover mental health behind bars and highlight individuals at the center of this issue.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Psychology Building (PS) 35



The Secrets of Scientology

In this BBC Documentary, journalist John Sweeney interviews several individuals connected with the Church of Scientology and investigates allegations by former Scientology followers that the church sought to divide their families, a claim the church has denied.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Psychology Building (PS) 35

Past Events

Rape on the night shift

Rape on the Night Shift

Frontline episode that investigates the sexual abuse of immigrant women -- often undocumented -- who clean the malls where you shop, the banks where you do business, and the offices where you work.

Vaccines: Calling the Shots

Vaccines: Calling the Shots

Nova episode that explores the science behind vaccinations and the impact of opting out




The story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale that has taken the lives of several people, underscores problems within the sea-park industry, man's relationship to nature, and how little has been learned about these highly intelligent mammals