Movies and Mental Illness
By Wedding, Danny and Boyd, MaryAnn
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.

DOI: 10.1036/0070689903

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Author Biography

Dr. Wedding joined the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine in 1991 as Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH). Dr. Wedding was trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Hawaii, and spent a postdoctoral year studying clinical neuropsychology and behavioral medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He later completed two years of postdoctoral training working as a Health Policy Fellow and Science Policy Fellow for the US Congress. Dr. Wedding's research interests include international health, mental health policy, the portrayal of mental illness and addictions in films and large scale community education projects designed to alter attitudes about mental illness and substance abuse.

Movies and Mental Illness
Author(s): Wedding, Danny and Boyd, MaryAnn
ISBN: 0070689903
DOI: 10.1036/0070689903

Format: paperback, 272 pages.
Pub date: 25 Sep 1998
Copyright: 1999
$27.19 US
Product Line: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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