Niemiec, R. M., & Wedding, D. (2014). Positive psychology at the movies 2: Using films to build character strengths and well-being (2nd edition). Cambridge, MA: Hogrefe. LINK
2nd edition translations: in progress
1st edition translations: Korean, Brazilian Portuguese
Wedding, D., Boyd, M. A., & Niemiec, R. M. (2010). Movies and mental illness 3: Using films to understand psychopathology (3rd edition). Cambridge, MA: Hogrefe.LINK
3rd edition translations: German, Korean, Spanish, Polish
2nd edition translations: Spanish, Japanese
Niemiec, R. M. (2012). Cinematic elevation and cinematic admiration: Can watching movies positively impact you? Amplifier. LINK TO PDF
Niemiec, R. M. (2011). Positive psychology cinemeducation: A review of Happy. International Journal of Wellbeing, 1(3), 326-332. doi:10.5502/ijw.v1i3.3LINK TO PDF
Niemiec, R. M. (2011). Movies and character strengths: The ultimate stress management combination. PsyInsight.
Niemiec, R. M., & Schulenberg, S. E. (2011). Understanding death attitudes: The integration of movies, positive psychology, and meaning management. Death Studies, 35, 387-407.PDF
Oatley, K., & Niemiec, R. M. (2011, April 27). A view from the interior. [Review of the motion picture Black swan]. PsycCRITIQUES, 56(17), Article 11.PDF
Niemiec, R. M. (2010). International cinema: An abundant mental health resource of films for education, communication, and transformation. In M. Banks Gregerson (Ed.), The cinematic mirror for psychology and life coaching (pp. 123-153). New York: Springer.CHAPTER PDF
Niemiec, R. M. (2010, August 4). A wonderland journey through positive psychology interventions. [Review of the motion picture Alice in wonderland]. PsycCRITIQUES, 55(31), Article 9.PDF
Niemiec, R. M. (2008). A call to the sacred. [Review of the motion picture The flight of the red balloon]. PsycCRITIQUES, 53(48), Article 9.PDF
Niemiec, R. M. (2010, May 12). The true meaning of character. [Review of the motion picture Invictus]. PsycCRITIQUES, 55(19), Article 9.PDF
Niemiec, R. M., & Clyman, J. (2009, November 18). Temperance: The quiet virtue finds a home. [Review of the motion picture Twilight]. PsycCRITIQUES, 54(46). Article 9.PDF
Clyman, J., & Niemiec, R. M. (2009, August 5). The next step. [Review of the motion picture The soloist]. PsycCRITIQUES, 54(31). Article 9. PDF
Niemiec, R. M. (2010). Top 10 movies every aspiring psychologist should see. LINK TO ARTICLE
Niemiec, R. M. (2007, September 19). What is a positive psychology film? [Review of the motion picture The pursuit of happyness]. PsycCRITIQUES, 52(38). Article 18.PDF
Niemiec, R. M., & Wedding, D. (2006). The role of the psychotherapist in movies. Advances in Medical Psychotherapy and Psychodiagnosis, 12, 73-83.PDF
Niemiec, R. M., & Ferland, D. (2006, January 11). The layers of transformation [Review of the motion picture Batman begins]. PsycCRITIQUES, 51(2), Article 20.PDF
Niemiec, R. M. (2005, June 15). Friendship: A spiritual antidote to loneliness [Review of the motion picture The station agent]. PsycCRITIQUES, 50(24), Article 15.PDF
Wedding, D., & Niemiec, R. M. (2003). The clinical use of films in psychotherapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 59(2), 207-216. PDF
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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2012 Best Positive Psychology Film
Life of Pi
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2011 Best Positive Psychology Film
2010 Best Positive Psychology Film
Alice in Wonderland
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2009 Best Positive Psychology Film