Professor of Psychology/Director of Outcomes/Coordinator of Institutional Research

(812) 866-7319


As an undergraduate, Dr. Dine Young majored in psychology and minored in film studies, combining his interests in the human mind with his love of movies. In graduate school, he explored interdisciplinary interests in symbolism, narrative and identity development at the same time he was trained in clinical psychology. He has since pursued a research program on "movies as equipment for living"--how movies (as well as other art and narrative forms) become a part of people's autobiographical memories and personal identities. Recently, he has written a book, Psychology at the Movies, that summarizes the many ways psychologists have studied movies. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist.


B.A. Miami (Ohio) University M.A. Clark University Ph.D. Clark University (clinical psychology)

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations

counseling and psychotherapy behavior disorders, theories of personality, psychology and film, psychological assessment, qualitative research methods, narrative psychology


Selected Publications:

Dine Young, S. (in press). Psychology at the movies. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Kristen, S. & Dine Young, S. (2009). A foreign sound to your ear: The influence of Bob Dylan's music on American and German-speaking fans. Popular Music & Society, 32(2), 229-248.

Dine Young, S., Boester, A., Whitt, M.T., & Stevens, M. (2008). Character motivation in the representations of mental health professionals in popular film. Mass Communication and Society, 11(1), 82-99.

Dine Young, S. (2000). Movies as equipment for living: A developmental analysis of the importance of film in everyday life. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 17(4), 447-468.

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