Human Resources: Social Engineering in The 20th Century (2010)

The documentary covers a wide range of topics but mostly related to human cognition and how it can be manipulated and controlled to accomplish selfish requirements. It starts by citing some pioneering experiments in behaviorism preformed by John B. Watson (the same guy who said “Give me a baby and I can make any kind of man”) and then build upon that. It went on and showed how several institution exploited these cognitive domains.

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Selling Sickness: An Ill For Every Pill (2005)

SELLING SICKNESS exposes the unhealthy relationship between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry.

Shyness becomes branded as ‘Social Anxiety Disorder,’ constant worry becomes ‘Generalized Anxiety Disorder,’ and premenstrual tension is now ‘Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.’ The sale of SSRI anti-depressant medications used to treat these and other diseases, such as Paxil, Zoloft and Prozac, has become an annual $20 billion market.

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