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Blog Entries by Wendy Jacobson

Hollywood's Hidden Morality Tale in The Hurt Locker vs. Avatar

8 Comments | Posted April 11, 2010 | 04:53 PM (EST)


In an earlier post, I asked whether The Hurt Locker would have won top Oscars over Avatar if it had been directed by a man. Here I'll speculate about some interwoven psychological dramas that may have helped it to win, ones with implications for all of our lives....

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'The Hurt Locker' vs. 'Avatar': Were the Academy Awards Small-Minded?

32 Comments | Posted March 15, 2010 | 02:12 PM (EST)


Would The Hurt Locker have won top Oscars over Avatar if it had been directed by a man? Did it win precisely because it was made by a woman? And not just any woman, but Kathryn Bigelow, former wife of the creator of her film's main rival, Avatar...

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What Good Psychodynamic Therapy Is All About

3 Comments | Posted February 13, 2010 | 06:00 PM (EST)


Psychodynamic psychotherapy works. This is the powerful conclusion of a study, "The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy," in the recent American Psychologist by noted clinician and researcher, Jonathan Shedler. Shedler meticulously evidences psychodynamic psychotherapy's robust effectiveness, including how the process sets in motion improvement that accrues long after therapy...

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The Battle of the Sexes Isn't Over

Posted January 13, 2010 | 09:45 PM (EST)


The "battle of the sexes is over," declares a groundbreaking report, "A Woman's Nation Changes Everything," published recently by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress. The report claims it has been replaced by "negotiations" between the sexes over work, family, home management, child care and elder care. This...

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