The myth of mental illness in the movies and its impact on forensic psychology

L. E.A. Walker, M. Robinson, R. L. Duros, J. Henle, J. Caverly, S. Mignone, E. R. Zimmerman, Brian Neil Apple

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Abstract

This chapter will attempt to expose and discuss various false depictions of mental illness, while explaining how this can have devastating consequences for forensic psychologists who work in our justice system because they create erroneous public opinion. The media can be a very powerful tool but when inaccurate knowledge about mental illness is portrayed, people become less able to decipher truth from entertainment. 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching
PublisherSpringer US
Pages171-192
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781441911131
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Public Opinion
Social Justice
Motion Pictures
Psychology

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Walker, L. E. A., Robinson, M., Duros, R. L., Henle, J., Caverly, J., Mignone, S., ... Apple, B. N. (2010). The myth of mental illness in the movies and its impact on forensic psychology. In The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching (pp. 171-192). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1114-8_9

The myth of mental illness in the movies and its impact on forensic psychology. / Walker, L. E.A.; Robinson, M.; Duros, R. L.; Henle, J.; Caverly, J.; Mignone, S.; Zimmerman, E. R.; Apple, Brian Neil.

The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching. Springer US, 2010. p. 171-192.

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Walker, LEA, Robinson, M, Duros, RL, Henle, J, Caverly, J, Mignone, S, Zimmerman, ER & Apple, BN 2010, The myth of mental illness in the movies and its impact on forensic psychology. in The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching. Springer US, pp. 171-192. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1114-8_9
Walker LEA, Robinson M, Duros RL, Henle J, Caverly J, Mignone S et al. The myth of mental illness in the movies and its impact on forensic psychology. In The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching. Springer US. 2010. p. 171-192 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1114-8_9
Walker, L. E.A. ; Robinson, M. ; Duros, R. L. ; Henle, J. ; Caverly, J. ; Mignone, S. ; Zimmerman, E. R. ; Apple, Brian Neil. / The myth of mental illness in the movies and its impact on forensic psychology. The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching. Springer US, 2010. pp. 171-192
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