GE1137 - Movies and Psychology

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Equivalent Course(s)
Exclusive Courses:
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2020/21, Semester B 2020/21
Semester A 2021/22 (Tentative), Semester B 2021/22 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Movies, like all art, is a form of expression which is created, consumed, and studied by human. Given the intertwining relationship between movies and human mind, this course aims to expose students, with a psychological angle, to a critical yet often neglected area regarding the impact of movies on lives and to raise their awareness of how movies can affect both personal development and interpersonal relationship. It will introduce students to a wide spectrum of psychological knowledge and theories applicable in analyzing how movies reflect and change human’s thinking, feeling, and behaviors (see CILOs 1, 2, & 3). Furthermore, this course will lead students to develop a deeper understanding of how movie and human interact, and guide them to seek and discover the influence of movies on their personal growth (see CILOs 3 & 4).

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Examination Duration: 0 hours
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