Blockbuster Season

Blockbuster Season

Summer movies offer a front row ticket to our motivations and feelings.

Girl Power?

By Karen E. Dill-Shackleford Ph.D.
The modern violent media heroine.

Assembling the Avengers

By Robin S. Rosenberg Ph.D.
A psychologist's film review.

George Clooney's Power

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D
The psychological skills underlying his success.

Kids and Scary Movies

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D.
Is it okay to make little ones afraid?

Superhero Stance

By Robin S. Rosenberg Ph.D.
Stand like a hero, and you might act like a hero. But there's a catch.

Sex Is Too Obscene for Kids, but Violence Isn't? Brown v. Entertainment Merchants

By Karen E. Dill-Shackleford Ph.D.
Should entertainment merchants make child protection decisions?

Eccentric's Corner: Horror Meister

By Hara Estroff Marano

David Cronenberg knows the dirty little—and big—secrets of your mind.

Psychological Realism and Characters

By Thalia R. Goldstein Ph.D.
Acting has gotten more psychologically real ... and that's how we like it.

Don’t Miss! Oscar-Winning and Nominated Films Featuring People with Disabilities

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
10 films that realistically depict what life is like for the disabled.

Psychosis in Movies: Unraveling the Layers

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D
portraits of psychosis in cinema

Senses: Watch and Burn

By Andrea Bartz
Why 3-D flicks might not be the best pick

Media: Happily Ever After

By Matthew Hutson

Fictional tales boost fantasies about reality.

Relationship Violence in “Twilight”

By Wind Goodfriend Ph.D.
How “Twilight” teaches teens to love abusive relationships.

On the Job: Casting Call

By Willow Lawson
Casting director Douglas Aibel talks about his double life on screen and on film.

Cinematherapy for Breakups: 20 Movies

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Movies as "breakup therapy"...a great idea.

The Mouthwash Principle

By Peter Bregman
For max effectiveness at Work, rinse and repeat.

Happy Pills or Useful Skills?

By Peter Lambrou Ph.D.
Getting to the roots of lasting happiness.

Feeling Chilly? Watching a Romance Movie Might Just Warm You Up

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
The sensation of coldness can boost the preference for love stories.

Is "A Dangerous Method" a Dangerous Movie?

By Stephen A Diamond Ph.D.
What makes Cronenberg's movie edifying, sexy and worth seeing

INCEPTION: Art, Dream and Reality

By Stephen A Diamond Ph.D.
A cinematic meditation on the elusive nature of reality.

Does Angelina Jolie Base Her Real Life on Corny Movie Quips?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Does Angelina Jolie really believe that Brad Pitt completes her?

Psychology's Best Movies

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
And the Oscar goes to... which psychological disorder?

Irresistible and Funny Quotes About Love to Brighten Your Day

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Irresistible and Funny Quotes About Love to Brighten Your Day

Albert Knobbs with an Edge:

By Joni E Johnston Psy.D.
The cross-dressing serial killer.

The Tree of Life: Does Terrence Malick's New Film Bear Artistic or Philosophical Fruit?

By Stephen A Diamond Ph.D.
Is "The Tree of Life" worth seeing this summer?

The Devil Inside: Psychotherapy, Exorcism and Demonic Possession

By Stephen A Diamond Ph.D.
Does Satan truly exist?