Psycho Killers (70s-90s)

By Johnny Ackley

Welcome to the final part of our look into the history of fear in the movie industry.  In this section we will look at what type of fear the movie industry played off of and how the history and development of psychology influenced this.  It is not a pure coincidence that deinstitutionalization, the development of cognitive psychology, and the development of forensic psychology occurred just prior or at the beginning of the psycho killer era of movies.

  1. The Movies
  2. The Public’s Views of Mentally Ill
  3. Development of Cognitive Psychology
  4. Development of Forensic Psychology




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