Popcorn Psychology
Popcorn Psychology
Popcorn Psychology
Three licensed therapists breakdown and analyze popular movies and characters from the perspectives of an individual, child, and a marriage and family therapist.
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.
Oct 19
2 hr 6 min
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!
Oct 6
2 hr
The Haunting of Hill House Ep6: Grief, Suicide, and Family Issues
[Content Warning: discussions of suicide] Spoiler alert! This episode is our first foray into the realm of TV and we couldn't be more excited to do it on one of the best shows on Netflix, The Haunting of Hill House. In this episode we cover the 5 Stage of Grief and explore how it applies to the Crain Family after a suicide. Tune in and hear us explore family dynamics, grief, suicide, and understanding the impact of a suicide on a family!
Oct 4
2 hr
Get Out: Hypnosis, Racism, and Anti-Social Personality Disorder
We are starting Spooky Season early with the new horror classic, Get Out! We get into the fact vs fiction of hypnosis and how it’s portrayed in this film. We also break down the varied ways that racism is demonstrated via microaggressions, gaslighting, and straight up white supremacy. And lastly we explore how antisocial personality disorder is possibly presented in this story’s villains. Join us as we dive into the sunken place!
Sep 16
1 hr 43 min
Coronavirus Psychology: A Crossover with Thank You for Spieling
Have you found yourself wondering why people won't wear masks? Why the say the coronavirus is a hoax? Have you noticed yourself (and everyone else) struggling with weight since the start of the pandemic? Could disinformation be compared to a zombie outbreak? In this special crossover episode with Eric Scull of Thank You For Spieling we discuss the psychology of the various responses to the COVID19 Pandemic. If you have ever wondered why there are such varied and ridiculous responses to the the pandemic or are at all curious about the role of the media/and Hollywood on the response then this very special crossover is the place for you! Please be sure to subscribe to Thank You for Spieling if you like this episode!
Aug 18
2 hr 4 min
The Wiz: Anxiety, Depression, and Cultural Identity
By superfan request, we are easing on down the road this week with The Wiz! We will be discussing the many representations of anxiety and depression seen in this movie. We will also dive deep into how systems of oppression, both on the micro level and macro level, impact mental health and cultural identity. Join us as we travel to Oz!!
Jul 27
1 hr 58 min
But I'm A Cheerleader: Conversion Therapy, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation
Happy Pride (Belated)! In honor of Pride Month, we are going to dive into an LGBTQIA classic, But I’m A Cheerleader! We will be talking about the unethical and immoral practice of conversion therapy and also discussing the difference between gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
Jul 7
1 hr 47 min
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Trauma Responses, Uprisings, and Systems of Oppression
Every revolution starts with a spark! In this episode we examine the various responses to trauma we see in the main characters of this film: Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Haymitch, Johanna, and Finnick. We also discuss systems of oppression and compare and contrast the world of Panem to the riots and protests happening in our world now. We hope you enjoy the episode and leave us a rating and a review! May the odds ever be in your favor!
Jun 7
1 hr 35 min
Beauty and the Beast: Depression in Men, Cluster B Disorders, and Stockholm Syndrome
Be Our Guest! In this episode we discuss the Disney animated classic Beauty and the Beast (1991)! We discuss the way the Beast represented Depression in men, we discuss whether or not Gaston has a personality disorder, and we also debate whether or not Belle has Stockholm Syndrome!
May 4
1 hr 27 min
Mental Health Avengers Episode 2: Age of Access Part 2
Popcorn Psychology is once again joined by the Mental Health Avengers (Capes on the Couch, Guardians MH, Popcorn Psychology, Pop Psych 101, and Freudian Sips) for Part Two of our previous episode! We tackle several subjects that are relevant to the Covid-19 pandemic: teletherapy, insurance coverage, coping skills while in quarantine, and more!
Apr 29
1 hr 38 min
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