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Leslie Yale Rabkin
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar

Psychiatrists and Psychiatry in American Films: A Psychohistorical Study

To study the cultural meaning of the psychiatrist1s role and the conflicts in which he is implicated as seen through a psychohistorical examination of seventy-five years of American film representation of psychiatric phenomena - the psychiatrist, his patients, and the latter’s problems. Grantee will explore the historically changing and consistent forms of disturbance portrayed, the types of characters afflicted, and the characteristics and methods of the professionals who treat them.

Project fields:
Film History and Criticism

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1976 – 7/31/1976