Love in The Hunger Games

Why does Katniss fall for Peeta in The Hunger Games? This article discusses one possibility: The Misattribution of Arousal. Sometimes, scary situations lead to love.

Amnesia in '50 First Dates'

Does Drew Barrymore's amnesiac condition have any relation to reality?

“Remember the Titans:" Can Football Reduce Racism?

In "Remember the Titans," football leads to reduced racism. Does this accurately portray research and theory on eliminating prejudice?

Freud & Jung in “A Dangerous Method”

How accurate is the psychology history in "A Dangerous Method?" History + Psychology + Sex = Awesome!

Mental Hospitals in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

How realistic is the portrayal of mental hospitals in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?"

Classical Conditioning in “A Clockwork Orange”

How classical music, classic Hollywood, and classical conditioning come together in "A Clockwork Orange."

Valentine’s Day at Hogwarts, Part 3

Why Harry Potter will never find a lasting romantic relationship.

Valentine’s Day at Hogwarts, Part 2

Part Two in a series analyzing love in the world of Harry Potter.

Valentine’s Day at Hogwarts

With Valentine's Day approaching, do you know how love works in Harry Potter's world? Read about Attachment Theory, psychology's most popular theory of love, within the world of Hogwarts.

Confronting Death in “Serenity”

Mortality salience in the film "Serenity" affects personality, love, and religion. A must-read for anyone who has confronted death--or for anyone who just loves Joss Whedon films.

Sexism in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

Hostile Sexism is a clear theme in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." But is the heroine of the story, Lisbeth Salander, the most sexist character of all?

Relationship Violence in “Twilight”

While some vampire stories are rich with sexual and cultural lessons, the “Twilight” series, in my opinion, can be used as a display of behaviors that put people at risk for abuse in dating relationships.