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 What 2013 Films Would Win If Psychologists Gave Out Academy Awards?

The decision to add selected psychologically relevant films to PsycCRITIQUES (a practice introduced by E. G. Boring, the first editor of Contemporary Psychology) has been widely applauded, and many readers report they read the film reviews before turning to the more pedestrian reviews of books.

Some of the 2013 films that have been (or will be) reviewed in PsycCRITIQUES includeThe Great Gatsby, 42, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, Her, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Butler, and Before Midnight.

If you were giving awards for psychologically relevant films, which movies would you nominate?

Read the Reviews


By Keith Oatley

PsycCRITIQUES, 2013 Vol 58(41)


  • A review of the film The Great Gatsby

The Fountainhead of Eudaemonia

By David G. Wall

and Jacqueline Remondet Wall

PsycCRITIQUES, 2013 Vol 58(39)


  • A review of the film 42

Heroism on the High Seas: Piracy, Type T Personality, and Perspicacity

      By Frank Farley  and Mona Sarshar

      PsycCRITIQUES, 2014 Vol 59(4)

  • A review of the film Captain Phillips

When Gravity Shall Set You Free

By Richard W. Bloom

PsycCRITIQUES, 2013 Vol 58(47)


  • A review of the film Gravity

The Butler Did It

      By Christopher J. Ferguson

      PsycCRITIQUES, 2014 Vol 59(3)

  • A review of the film The Butler

Keeping Love Visible

By David G. Wall and Jacqueline Remondet Wall

PsycCRITIQUES, 2013 Vol 58(51)


  • A review of the film Before Midnight

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