PSYC 0160. Psychology and Film

Units: 3
Formerly known as PSYC 60
Hours: 54 lecture
Analysis of a selection of modern and contemporary films that have played a critical role in shaping and reflecting cultural assumptions and fears about psychology and psychological states. Examination of how motion pictures depict mental illness, relationships, and other psychologically relevant issues, as well as how films depict the field of psychology itself. Topics include universal themes, the psychological value of filmmaking and viewing, application of theories and concepts, accuracy in the depiction of psychological variables, and psychological impact. (CSU, UC)