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Laurie Agard studied Psychology and Writing in graduate school after becoming a Director member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of the Television Arts and Sciences. She associate produced ABC’s Secret Millionaire and wrote, directed, and produced two independent films that premiered on HBO, ABC Family, we TV, as well as networks such as Fox Latin America, Sky TV, Starz, Showtime, and Encore in 45 territories around the world. Her films have received New Comer of the Year awards and Best Children's Feature awards from prestigious organizations such as Kids First!, Hollywood Youth in Film, and the New York Film and Television Festival. She co-directed the Directors Guild of America’s first ever tribute film for and about its female members.

SILVER SKIES: A Positive Psychology Film Analysis

Silver Skies shows us how full of love, passion, friendship and fun the lives of the elderly are, and how we can learn from

Positive Psychology & Film: Parenting With Children's Films

"Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker." Stanley Kubrick on the importance and power

Positive Psychology & Film: Flow

"Inside each and every one of us is one true authentic swing

Positive Psychology & Film: Atypical Dating Scripts

Films and culture provide us with scripts that help us make sense of dating and sexuality. Unfortunately, many of the scripts are outdated.

Positive Psychology & Film Films Featuring Ethnic Minorities

It’s critical that media show that all people belong. However, very few films in the United States are made by and about ethnic minorities.

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Through The Lens Of Positive Psychology

In this part of Positive Psychology & Film, Laurie Agard interprets Life Is Beautiful, the inspiring and gut-wrenching Italian war film.

Positive Psychology Films: Women’s Careers

A common stereotype in film is that women don't work and have no career. What can we learn from the films in which women's

Positive Psychology & Film: Love

"Human beings are starved for love." – Erich Fromm This article is part of a series. Find the first part here.

A Girl Escaped: Jailed Women In 21st Century Cinema

You can improve your life by paying attention to how films use characters and themes to explore human values, virtues, and character strengths.

The 2016 Oscars & Chris Rock's Unidimensional Equality: A Female Filmmaker's Perspective

The membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is 94 percent white. Equally real and shameful is the fact that 94