Three licensed therapists breakdown and analyze popular movies and characters from the perspectives of an individual, child, and a marriage and family therapist.
Us: An Interdisciplinary Analysis with The Seers of Ardham
In this very special episode we are teaming up with Dark Loops Productions Interdisciplinary team of academics and experts "The Seers of Ardham". They include: Cognitive Psychologist and Philosopher Dr. Scott Jordan, Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Stanford Carpenter, School Psychologist Dr. Leandra Parris, Communications Professor Dr. Byron Craig, and Radio/Podcast Producer Cianna Greaves. This episode is conducted in a roundtable format and covers a wide array of topics and thoughts from multi-disciplinary experts as we discuss this modern horror classic! We hope you enjoy!
Elf: Cultural Norms, Work/Life Balance, & The Holiday Spirit
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!!! We don’t sing in this episode of Popcorn Psychology but we do talk about the 2003 classic, Elf! We talk about the emotional impact of growing up in a community in which you don’t quite fit in. We stress the importance of environmental factors and cultural norms when considering a mental health diagnosis. We also break down the importance of work/life balance. And we have a special guest, Megan from @theultimateelf, to talk about the impact of ambiance and the holiday spirit!!
While You Were Sleeping: Interpersonal Skills, Families, & The Holidays
Welcome to our first Holiday episode of 2020! We are kicking it off with While You Were Sleeping, the Sandra Bullock classic set in our hometown of Chicago! We explore the main character, Lucy, and how her interpersonal skills cause her to get into quite a mix-up. We also dive into attachment styles and family systems and the impact of grief and the holidays.
V for Vendetta: Complex Trauma and Conspiracy Theories
Remember, remember, the fifth of November! We do in this episode on V for Vendetta. We discussed the complex repeated traumas of our two main characters: V and Evey. We break down the unhealthy patterns within their relationship. We also dive into the psychology of conspiracy and the impact of a fascist government on a populace. Join us as we ask the question, is V a hero or terribly misguided?
Practical Magic: Generational Trauma, Acceptance, Identity
[Content Warning: Discussions of suicide] Can you hear the death beetle?? In this episode, we are diving into the favorite movie of two of our hosts, Practical Magic!! We explore the generational trauma of the Owens family and how it shapes the personalities and choices of our two main characters. We also discuss the impact of acceptance and identity. So, always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can.
Scream: Post-Traumatic Growth, Anti-Social Personality Disorder, and Folie a Deux
What's your favorite scary movie?!! In this episode we discuss Wes Craven's 90s classic slasher: Scream. We discuss Sydney and the concept of Post Traumatic Growth, Billy and Stu and Folie a Deux AKA one Shared Delusional Disorder, and Anti-Social Personality Disorder/ Conduct Disorder. Tune in for an analysis of the slasher classic that restarted a genre!
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For someone with an avid interest in psychology and movies myself, this podcast is an absolute dream find. Great name, interesting hosts and great discussion.
Needs to be on your podcast list!