Information and Tasks
The key question for clinical psychology is: how are mental health issues portrayed in the media?
Some TV shows / films you might want to watch that are relevant (and will make you think deeply about this issue). There is a massive, if possibly inaccurate list, on Wikipedia.
Films: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Girl, Interrupted; Split; Shine
TV: 13 reasons why (warning – this is very controversial on a teenage suicide), Shameless (the character Ian is bipolar)
Work through the following tasks to develop your understanding of the key question:
- Read through this slide presentation:
- Resources you can use:
- Use the questions and links in this document to help you research the issue:
Typical Exam Question
You will have studied a key question in clinical psychology. Discuss your key question in terms of it’s relevance to modern society. (20)