Why Do We Love Body Swap Movies? Psychology Explains.

From 'Freaky Friday' to 'Shazam!', a therapist analyzes what body swap movies can teach us about identity, adulthood, and life satisfaction.


The ‘body swap’ film trope isn’t a stranger to Hollywood blockbusters. But why do we love them?

In today’s Psych Cinema, therapist Jonathan Hetterly discusses how the body swap film trope explores identity formation, life contentment, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more.

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Psych Cinema is our video series where licensed professional counselor Jonathan Hetterly explores the psychology behind the films that he watches and loves.

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