Reflections on the moving image have placed great emphasis on emotion. Early theorists of cinema felt that motion pictures’ ability to convey and even stimulate emotion launched a new narrative form and approach to acting; scientific researchers have concurred, using photography and motion pictures to capture and analyze the expression of emotion. These films are a sampling of how scientists have used motion pictures as a tool to study emotion and emotional development, from psychology and psychiatry to animal behavior.
Emotion Film Collection:
“A Fair Chance” (Apex Film, undated)
“Age of Anxiety Pt 1″ (Cronkite interview at Menninger Clinic, undated)
“Age of Anxiety Pt 2″ (Cronkite interview at Menninger Clinic, undated)
“Assignment Home” (US Navy, 1940s)
“Frustrating Fours and Fascinating Fives”
“Little Albert” (Watson, 1920)