Why Join CPSY?
  1. Have you heard someone say that a story bothered or affected them deeply, but they didn’t know why?
  2. Is presentation of one style of life subtly prejudiced toward another?
  3. Can you explain why people are drawn to fictional stories, why that art or music compelled a social movement, why that video game is addicting, or why that ad made people run out and buy?
  4. Have you noted media bias or attempts to influence points of view?

Every aspect of psychology is portrayed in the media. So whatever your specialty, CPSY is your opportunity to analyze the media equivalent to help people gain deeper understanding of themselves and others, and how the media—locally and around the world—influence individual and social psychology.

The average analysis is only 1-3 pages. This is your opportunity to point out a movie's subtly manipulative psychological message, the meaning behind a music video's symbolism, a video game's seductive psychology you want to bring to light, or maybe a book's incisive psychology and what can be learned.

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Analyze the following titles, or scan them to kick start ideas of your own.

Movies/Staged Plays
The Assassination of Jesse James Apocalypse Now
The Godfather Risky Business
2001: A Space Odyssey The Incredibles
Dirty Harry Bladerunner
40 Year Old Virgin Castaway on the Moon
Alien Single White Female
A Clockwork Orange Unforgiven
Rachael Getting Married Y Tu Mama Tambien
Do the Right Thing Annie Hall
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle The Piano
Deliverance Silence of the Lambs
Where the Boys Are The Deer Hunter
Twelve O'Clock High Night of the Dead
Dr. Strangelove Full Metal Jacket
Basic Instinct Midnight Cowboy
Rocky Horror Picture Show Gladiator
Bonnie and Clyde Harry Potter
Goldfinger American Pie
As Good as it Gets Rebel Without a Cause
The Exorcist Sunset Boulevard
Ordinary People Angela's Ashes
The Crying Game Citizen Kane
Grizzly Man Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Star Wars The Right Stuff
Dick Cavett's Vietnam Splendor in the Grass
Groundhog Day Fatal Attraction
Winter Soldier Triumph of the Will
Jiro Dreams of Sushi An Inconvenient Truth
Bowling for Columbine Deliver Us From Evil
The Missing Picture 20 Feet From Stardom
We Were Here Last Train Home
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Citizenfour
Equus Sweeney Todd
Death of a Salesman Amadeus
West Side Story Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Vagina Monologues A Raisin in the Sun
A Streetcar Named Desire Gypsy
Hamlet Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Les Miserables Romeo and Juliet
Peter Pan Glengarry Glen Ross
TV/Streaming Media
Mad Men Game of Thrones
Breaking Bad Downton Abbey
Modern Family The Kardashians
The Bachelor/Bachelorette South Park
Survivor The Big Bang Theory
60 Minutes Nightly News
Fox News SpongeBob SquarePants
Mash Days of Our Lives
Father Knows Best Gidget
True Blood Howard Stern
The Young and the Restless NCIS
20/20 The Office
Outlander Anne of Green Gables
Atlas Shrugged I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Tom Sawyer The Jungle Book
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1984
Dianetics Catch-22
Fahrenheit 451 Book of Revelation
Interview with a Vampire The Shining
The Myth of Sisyphus Carrie
Superman Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Machiavelli: The Prince Twilight
Dracula Ward No. 6
Catcher in The Rye 50 Shades of Gray
Call of the Wild Pride and Prejudice
Cinderella The Hunger Games
King Rat Lady Chatterley's Lover
Alice in Wonderland Mommie Dearest
The Shining The Federalist Papers
Mein Kampf Uncle Tom�s Cabin
Game of Thrones Gone With the Wind
The Great Gatsby Heart of Darkness
The Old Man and the Sea Frankenstein
To Kill a Mockingbird How to Win Friends and Influence People
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Wuthering Heights
Marlboro Man 1984 (Apple Macintosh)
I Want You for U.S. Army The Force (Volkswagen)
Barbie: Imagine the Possibilities Bud Frogs (Budweiser)
Van Heusen: Show Her It's a Man's World PETA: All Animals Have the Same Parts
SnoreStop: Be Together American Apparel: Bubblelicious
Calvin Klein (Heroin Chic) Diesel: Be Stupid
TriMet: In any War Between the Civilized Man and the Savage, Support the Civilized Man Sisley: Fashion Junkies
Music/Music Videos
You Know I'm No Good Rocket Man
Strange Fruit Been Down This River Too Long
What's Going On Zombie
Love Interruption You Know I'm No Good
House of the Rising Sun Smells Like Teen Spirit
Crazy Spill the Wine
Your Own Personal Jesus Summertime
Virtual Insanity Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
This Land is Your Land Beez In The Trap
America (Jimmie Hendrix) Love Interruption
Video Games
Grand Theft Auto BioShock
Minecraft Call of Duty: Black Ops
Shadow of the Colossus Manhunt
Heavy Rain Assassin's Creed
The Elder Scrolls Warcraft
Fallout 4 Battlefield 3
Vietnam Memorial Starry Night
Pieta Black Iris
The Birth of Venus Guernica
Sistine Chapel ceiling Washington Monument
Taj Mahal The Sleeping Gypsy
St. Paul's Cathedral The Colosseum
Roots Man at the Crossroads
Portrait and a Dream The Last Supper
The Scream The Persistence of Memory

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