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What ‘Black Panther’ Tells Us About Human Behavior

February 12, 2019

A clinical psychologist teaches us how the Oscar-nominated Afro-futurist superhero saga reveals some fundamental truths about human behavior.

Is Mary Poppins actually a grief worker?

January 17, 2019

A therapist specializing in loss looks at ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ the reboot filled with dancing penguins, talking umbrellas, and lessons about coping with grief.

On the Couch with ‘The Family Stone’

December 31, 2018

A therapist picks the brain of “The Family Stone,” a Sarah Jessica Parker-led Christmas classic that’s brimming with insults, mishaps, and unhappiness.

On the Couch with ‘The Santa Clause’

December 21, 2018

A therapist dissects “The Santa Clause,” the cornball Christmas classic in which Tim Allen undergoes a very big transformation.