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Celebrating movies—the big-screen guides to human behavior.

Django Unchained: A Cathartic Experience

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D.
How a film serves a therapeutic function even as it entertains

Movies as Equipment for Living

By Skip Dine Young Ph.D.
The psychology of movies, movie-makers and movie viewers.

What's "Crazy" in Hollywood?

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
Two new films are wrongly advertised as being about the mentally ill.

Oscars Psyche

By Neal H. Mayerson Ph.D.
50 million people watch the Oscars! Why?

The Positive Psychology of the Movies

By Patty O'Grady Ph.D.
The Oscar goes to positive psychology teachers

Bite Me? That’s What TV and Movie Romances Do

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Matrimaniacs get their come-uppance

Why We Love to Complain about Best Picture Oscar Nominees

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Why we love to hate Best Picture Oscar nominees

In Sitcoms, Singles Are Not Alone; in Movies, Marriage…

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Sitcoms more honest than movies about marriage, singlehood

Great Oscar-Nominated Films with People with Disabilities

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

A Sex Therapist at the Academy Awards

By Stephen Snyder M.D.
How can we explain the relative silence surrounding the film The Sessions?

Envy and the Glamorous Life: The Academy Awards are Here!

By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP
Be mindful of social comparison theory while watching the Oscars.

A Psychoanalytic Look At AMOUR: An Insufferable Sadness

By Jennifer Kunst Ph.D.
Putting words to it, by Sandra Fenster, Ph.D.