Movies & Mental Illness

Movies & Mental Illness

Using Films to Understand Psychopathology

Book - 1999
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"Movies and Mental Illness "by Danny Wedding and Mary Ann Boyd, provides students and instructors with an innovative and intriguing approach to studying abnormal psychology. This text utilizes the viewing and discussion of popular films to illuminate and enhance student understanding of abnormal behavior. As educators themselves, the authors have used films to supplement their lectures and have found that films are an ideal medium for teaching students in psychology, social work, medicine, nursing and counseling about the fascinating world of psychopathology.

The text mirrors the table of contents of a typical abnormal psychology text, except it uses a main film to illustrate the disorder. Questions are integrated throughout to provide teaching flexibility as well as stimulate critical thinking and classroom discussion. Films may be viewed independently, in small groups, or in class. A comprehensive appendix provides a listing of films and offers the student and instructor a resource for many years to come. The book is designed to supplement a main abnormal psychology textbook, and will be available as a prepack with Abnormal Psycholgy, Eighth Edition, by Alloy, Jacobson, and Acocella.

Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780070689909
Branch Call Number: 616.89 W388
616.89 W388
Characteristics: xi, 253 p. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Boyd, M. (Mary Ann)
Alternative Title: Movies and mental illness


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