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Film research can be very interesting.  There are important ideas and
findings in the area of film psychology, or the psychology of movies.  This page
contains articles with research findings concerning films.
        One important topic is the possible positive effects of movies.  There may
be some important benefits of watching some types of movies (e.g.,  an
inspirational movie with inspirational messages and a happy ending).   The
possible benefits of viewing movies may include greater creativity, life
satisfaction, hope, and meaning in life.
       One of the articles below concerns the influence of viewing a comedy film
on creativity.  The other article concerns the question of whether viewing a
happy film can increase life satisfaction.  
Psychology of Film:  Can Watching a Happy Film Increase Life Satisfaction?
Can Waching a Comedy Film Make You More Creative?