Best Psychology in Film

Best Psychology in Film

by Katherine Susan Marshall Woods

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Overview

Best Psychology in Film explores psychological dynamics found within Academy Award® winning and nominated films.  Providing character analyses applying psychological findings within literature allows for the examination of an array of human emotions including grief, disappointment, shame, betrayal and loyalty.  Best Psychology in Film acknowledges that psychology is all around us.  This literature brings you upon a journey of the joy and pain experienced by a host of extraordinary cinematic characters while gaining a better understanding of the human condition.  Best Psychology in Films is an ideal teaching tool for a myriad of psychological and film courses (i.e. Introduction to Psychology, Life Span, Psychopathology, Character Development etc.) while equally inviting to those who muse upon films.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532397356
Publisher: Katherine Marshall Woods
Publication date: 12/31/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 822,354
File size: 805 KB

About the Author

Katherine Marshall Woods, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy and psychological assessments in Washington, DC. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and doctoral degrees from The George Washington University. Dr. Marshall Woods has served as a certified school psychologist within DC Public Schools as well as provided psychotherapy services to active military personnel in Doha, Qatar. Today, Dr. Marshall Woods is in private practice with Psychological Group of Washington, is a member of the core faculty at The George Washington University-where she teaches psychological assessments and trauma-and is the Assistant Director of Psychology at Psychiatric Institute of Washington. She is also a faculty member of the Washington School of Psychiatry, teaching clinical supervision skills for mental health professionals. Dr. Marshall Woods has over a decade of experience supervising clinical work and provides services with the Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance, supervising mental health practitioners providing services in China. Further, she holds interest in the intersection between psychology and film, where she has contributed blogs for The Huffington Post, the former American Psychological Association's PsycCRITIQUES, and currently blogs with Thrive Global and Medium within this arena. Lastly, Dr. Marshall Woods has lent her expertise to a number of media outlets, such as News Channel 8, NPR, The Huffington Post, and The Daily Drum; and works with actors, screenwriters, producers, and directors on theme and character development and set accuracy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements    

Introductions               

                                         AND THE NOMINEES ARE……..

Arrival                                 Intrusion       

Fences                               Disappointment/Betrayal/Regret

Hacksaw Ridge                  Convictions/Perseverance

Hell or High Water              Poverty/Retirement

Hidden Figures                   Acknowledgment/Defended

La La Land                          Emerging Adulthood/Loyalty/ Self-Doubt

Lion                                     Adopting/Integrating/Agape

Manchester by the Sea      Grief/Bereavement/Coping/Resolved

Moonlight                            Identity/Shame/Addiction

Final Thoughts

References                                                        

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