Oscar Fever!

Oscar Fever!

Who will win and why do we care?

The Secret Surprise of 'Walter Mitty'

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D.
The unexpected inspirational film of the year

Inside Oscar Scoop

By Billi Gordon Ph.D.
The real reason we watch award shows and sporting events

Why Primates Like to Win

By Loretta G Breuning Ph.D.
Winning stimulates dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin—and it feels good.

Celebrities: Should We Shun Them, Ignore Them, or Adore Them?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Sparkly people with good ideas should not be dismissed

Homelanders: The Next Generation

By Tim Elmore
What can we expect from the new generation of kids born after the Millennials?

Dyslexia in the Oscars Spotlight

By Zanthe Taylor M.F.A.
John Travolta's flub highlights a learning disorder.

Enough Celebrity Bashing!

By Jennifer Hamady
Let's stop holding everyone but ourselves to impossible standards.

Hospice at the Oscars

By Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel
A mind-bending film shows how hospice can transform the worst environment.

She's too hot to handle

By Stephen Snyder M.D.
"Her" wins an Oscar for depicting the oldest male sex fantasy: Insatiable women.

40 Years a Slavefish

By Rachel Clark
Abolitionists work to free slaves, stop slaughters, and end corporate tyranny

Why Creativity Is Risky Business

By Galen Guengerich Ph.D.
The perils posed by creativity aren’t the obvious ones.

A Story That's Different From Dallas Buyers Club

By Tamara McClintock Greenberg Psy.D.
What the movie misses.

“Philomena” Could be My Friend’s Mother

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Philomena in the Oscar nominated film could have been his mother.

And the Oscars 2013 Grand Prize Winner was ... Marriage!

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
How will marriage fare in the 2014 Oscars? Will it be portrayed positively?

Gravity Flubs the Psychological Impact of Being in Space

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Why Gravity misrepresents the psychological impact of being in space

Gravity: Developmental Themes in Space

By Siu-Lan Tan Ph.D.
Sandra Bullock (Ryan Stone) is reborn in Alfonso Cuarón's spectacular film

Addiction: How a "Crazy Heart" Can Change

By Meg Selig
With the right friend, a "Crazy Heart" can change.