1. A one-page description of the plot summary of the movie you selected (10% of grade)
2. A five-page description of the disorder depicted in the movie. This should be written like a traditional research paper, complete with full citations and a reference page in APA format. A research paper should not contain any direct quotes or block quotes (this is not a literary analysis). You must use at minimum 5 peer-reviewed research articles/books.
NO WEBSITES PERMITTED. You may use your textbook, but it does not count towards the five sources required. This description should include the incidence/prevalence of the disorder; the etiology; the social and financial consequences;
psychological treatments; pharmacological treatments; and neurosurgical treatments if relevant. You should conclude this section with limitations/failures of the current treatments and possible new treatments on the horizon. (60 % of grade)
3. A 2-page analysis of the film answering the following questions: (30% of grade)
Provide a clinical diagnosis for the main character of the movie to the best of your ability.
How well did the disorder in the film compare to what you researched? Provide any discrepancies that you found.
Do you think the film does a good job educating people without a psychology
background about the seriousness of mental illness?
Describe the scenes that had the most impact on you.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the movie? Would you recommend it to others?
A complete list of films is available at: http://www.psychmovies.com/. Click on the
Psychopathology Tab. I would prefer if you write each question out and provide the answer below.