Movies and Mental Illness: Using Films to Understand Psychopathology

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Hogrefe & Huber, 2005 - Psychology - 258 pages
Films are a powerful medium for teaching students of psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, counseling and even literature or media studies about psychopathology. The clinical chapters of this book, each of which deals with a category of disorders, are thus all introduced by means of a fabricated case history and a Mini-Mental State Examination. This is followed in each chapter by synopses and scenes from one or more specific, often well-known films to explain and teach students about the most important disorders encountered in clinical practice. Now in an updated edition, this book has established a great reputation as an enjoyable and highly memorable supplementary teaching tool for abnormal psychology classes. Written by experienced clinicians and teachers, it also includes helpful teaching tools such as suggestions for class discussions and questions to consider while viewing films.

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