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
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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