A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Science demonstrates how and why many human social behaviors are similar to animal social behaviors in a manner that's informative.
Positive Role Models
The conscious decisions humans make when determining how to behave aren't always noted as positive things.
Violence & Scariness
Bullying and other human behaviors are discussed; occasional brief pushing and shoving matches shown. Some scenes of animals engaging in violent behavior. These are all offered in an educational context.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Flirting, dating, and other mating behaviors are discussed.
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Occasional language is bleeped; the words are barely identifiable.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasionally alcohol is visible during reenactments.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that How Human Are You? explains the similarities between animal and human social behavior in an informative and engaging way. Some of the reenactments involve arguing and the occasional bleeped word and can show people being briefly bullied. Some of the show's themes include mating rituals and other adult behaviors, but these issues are approached from a scientific point of view.
Is It Any Good?
How Human Are You? offers an interesting look at the way the behaviors among different species of animals are replicated among human beings. The show identifies the different actions and activities that both animals and people engage in when trying to exist in a group, including asserting dominance, flirting, and even bullying. Scientific explanations behind these behaviors are offered.
Some of the similarities between animal and human behavior is surprising. The explanations behind some of our human behaviors, including being seduced by good looks vs. good ideas, and choosing style vs. substance, is also a little uncomfortable to think about. Nonetheless, it also reminds us that we, unlike animals, have the capacity to make different choices if we want to.
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