Psychological Uses of the PM Rating System
The Protagonist-Mood Rating
A psychological metric for ranking
films, novels, TV shows, etc.

psychological ratings of movies, TV shows, etc.
For a list of films and their PM Ratings, click here.

For a list of TV shows and their PM Ratings, click here.

Psychological Uses of the PM Rating System

The Information Age facilitates our global access to mental stimulation, satisfaction, and self-actualization.

The PM Rating harnesses this contemporary potential to increase the brain's range of choice, unifying its mood and self-determination.

For this purpose, the PM Rating offers "psychological guidelines" to consider...

If your brain is depleted of serotonin, is depressed or anxious, it seems reasonable for you to resist "antagonistic" emotional-stimuli. Cinematically, this means skipping films rated 5 or less, especially in the Sustained Mood category. It is also best to steer clear of male-targeted media, to distract from frustration or anger. Instead, seek PM Ratings of 57 or better, preferably Es or Fs.

If you consider yourself to be angry or moody, seek higher-ratings in Protagonist Likability. This means skipping films rated 5-or-less in the Protagonist Likability score. Instead, seek PM Ratings of 75 or better, and once again -- preferably Es or Fs.

Additional, more-detailed guidelines will follow in future installments of this page.

For a list of films and their PM Ratings, click here.

For a list of TV shows and their PM Ratings, click here.

Creator of the PM Rating and author of TV Ad Trivia Quiz Book (Barnes, 1981), the author's work has appeared in Movie Collector's World, MacWorld, Games Magazine, Redbook, and The Journal of Recreational Mathematics, among other publications. His academic work has appeared in Perceptual and Motor Skills, Speculations in Science and Technology, The Indian Journal of Theoretical Physics, as well as other journals.



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psychological uses of the PM Rating system




PM Ratings of films

PM Ratings of TV shows

PM Ratings of news events

a self-test to discover if the PM Rating is right for you

psychological uses of the PM Rating system