Controversy: Evaluating Media’s Accuracy

Controversy: Evaluating Media’s Accuracy

Before
working on this discussion, please read Chapters 6 and 9 in the course
text and review any relevant Instructor Guidance.

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.


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Getzfeld, A., & Schwartz, S. (2013). Abnormal psychology: DSM-5 update . San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.

Above are chapter 6 and 9 as well as the reference information for APA sixth edition format.

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