In Search of: Using PsycCRITIQUES® to Find Films That Teach

PsycCRITIQUES is a terrific resource for teachers looking for books to use with their curriculums, but they can also use it to find appropriate multidisciplinary films. Here, we search PsycCRITIQUES on each of our major vendors for films related to positive psychology.

The relatively new field of positive psychology seeks to find and nurture genius and talent and to make normal life more fulfilling. Instructors teaching positive psychology have found it helpful to use film to demonstrate positive strengths such as wisdom and courage, mindfulness, flow, optimism, hope, happiness, well-being, attachment, love, good work, and resilience.

The PsycCRITIQUES® database provides movie reviews by leading psychologists as well as book reviews. Let's do a search across platforms for movies that could be used in a positive psychology class.

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