Wind Goodfriend, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Buena Vista University; she earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Purdue University. Her areas of research include stereotypes, romantic relationships, and violence in relationships. She also serves as the Principal Investigator for the Institute for the Prevention of Relationship Violence. Dr. Goodfriend has written several book chapters relating pop culture to psychological topics, and she teaches "Psychology in Film" regularly at her university.
Movies reflect our culture's beliefs about the way people think and act. But do they portray psychological theories, disorders, and psychologists themselves in an accurate way? How do movies influence our world, and our understanding of psychological principles?