Now in its 10th year, I’m happy to offer you the best of the best positive psychology movies from the past year. I comb through popular, independent, and obscure films to select important films across some of the most important positive psychology themes.
You can use these movies to educate your students, catalyze strength in your clients, or for your own personal cinematic elevation. Cinematic elevation is a phrase I coined in 2008 to refer to one of the motivational pathways by which movies can make us better people and create a stronger society. In alignment with the emotion of elevation, which has very clear science on its benefits for altruism, here is the typical pathway for cinematic elevation:
You observe a movie character displaying virtue, strength, or goodness that is uplifting.
You feel physiologic sensations such as a warming in your chest and a tingling in your extremities.
You feel motivated to do good. You take actions that is altruistic and…
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