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And the Oscar Goes To...
Celebrating movies—the big-screen guides to human behavior.
Hollywood's Bad Sex and Love Habits
Which Oscar nominee will win for Worst Romance Habits?
Psychology's Best Movies
Murderers, mad marriages, flailing families—we love 'em all.
Distortion and Truth in Silver Linings Playbook
The power of love in the movies, all audience members included
Why Nominated Films Are Released at Year's End
Timing is everything when it comes to awards season.
Django Unchained: A Cathartic Experience
How a film serves a therapeutic function even as it entertains
Movies as Equipment for Living
The psychology of movies, movie-makers and movie viewers.
What's "Crazy" in Hollywood?
Two new films are wrongly advertised as being about the mentally ill.
50 million people watch the Oscars! Why?
The Positive Psychology of the Movies
The Oscar goes to positive psychology teachers
Bite Me? That’s What TV and Movie Romances Do
Matrimaniacs get their come-uppance
Why We Love to Complain about Best Picture Oscar Nominees
Why we love to hate Best Picture Oscar nominees
In Sitcoms, Singles Are Not Alone; in Movies, Marriage…
Sitcoms more honest than movies about marriage, singlehood
Great Oscar-Nominated Films with People with Disabilities
10 films that realistically depict what life is like for the disabled.
A Sex Therapist at the Academy Awards
How can we explain the relative silence surrounding the film The Sessions?
Envy and the Glamorous Life: The Academy Awards are Here!
Be mindful of social comparison theory while watching the Oscars.
A Psychoanalytic Look At AMOUR: An Insufferable Sadness
Putting words to it, by Sandra Fenster, Ph.D.
From the ever-expanding Googleverse to the snarky payoff of celebrity gossip, life is splintered and refracted in a million ways by contemporary communication tools. The media has a profound impact on how we perceive ourselves and our world.
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