The Stop! And Think! Film Series is a set of documentary/informational films 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 and a discussion of the film with Dr. Lisa Cravens-Brown.
Hidden Brain: The Lonely American Man
During this event, we feature an episode from the podcast Hidden Brain: A Conversation about Life's Unseen Patterns titled The Lonely American Man.
Researchers say it can be difficult for men to hold on to friendships as they age. And the problem may begin in adolescence. New York University psychology professor Niobe Way, who has spent decades interviewing adolescent boys, points to the cultural messages boys get early on. "These are human beings with unbelievable emotional and social capacity. And we as a culture just completely try to zip it out of them," she says. On Hidden Brain, we look at what happens when half the population gets the message that needing others is a sign of weakness and that being vulnerable is unmanly.