For this discussion, you will enter into a dialogue on another ongoing controversy and contemporary issue regarding abnormal psychology. Specifically, how accurate are the various media representations of psychopathology?
As you enter into this conversation, analyze depictions of the identification and treatment of abnormal behavior in media sources. Then take a moment to consider and comment on the consequences of accurate and inaccurate depictions of mental health conditions in popular media. Identify at least one theoretical perspective (e.g., biological, cognitive, psychodynamic) from the literature that informs your observations. Additionally, you should integrate information on how media shapes our cultural expectations and norms with respect to abnormal/maladaptive behavior. Be sure to utilize fundamental concepts for the ethical application of psychology from Standards 2.04 and 5.04 of the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct as you create your responses.
If you chose to write about a movie character for your psychological report, you are welcome to include your evaluation of that movie’s depiction of psychopathology in this discussion forum. However, your evaluation alone will not suffice in the completion of this discussion.
The discussion this week will be on does the media portray mental illness in an accurate way. One of my favorite shows is Criminal Minds and it portrays people that commit such horrendous crimes as being mentally ill. The questions arises do all those who are mentally ill have a leaning towards violence? Does the media portray those who are mentally ill in a humane way?