- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing; 3 edition (December 14, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 088937371X
- ISBN-13: 978-0889373716
- Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,055,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[T]his book provides plenty of thought-provoking material both for teachers and for students. It is highly recommended. ... [It is] interesting and extremely helpful in developing and delivering curricula using films to teach about specific psychiatric conditions [and] to teach psychopathology to medical students, psychiatry trainees and other mental health professionals. --Dinesh Bhugra, King's College London, UK, in International Journal of Social Psychiatry, Vol. 59, 2013
To the best of this reviewer s knowledge Movies and Mental Illness is the only book of its kind [...] learning psychopathologies through viewing their portrayal as a moving image [...] the full spectrum of psychopathology is covered via the citations of over 1000 films. [...] In short Movies and Mental Illness is definitely worth a place on the bookshelf of the clinician with any interest at all in this area which is probably most of us. --Lt Col NK Cooper, FRCSEd FFOM RAMC, Consultant Occupational Physician Bielefeld, ROHT, in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, Vol. 157, 2011
One of the most significant challenges to teaching [abnormal psychology] this subject matter is facilitating students' understanding of what the experience of mental illness is like. […] In the third edition of Movies and Mental Illness: Using Films to Understand Psychopathology, [the authors] use films as an instrument for increasing students' understanding of how individuals with diagnosable psychological disorders might experience their lives. […] One of the strengths of this book is that it is written such that nonstudents will find the information contained within easily comprehendible. […] Another notable strength of Movies and Mental Illness has to be its inclusion of sample client evaluations presented at the beginning of each chapter […] [which] offer the reader a glimpse into the psyche of the person of interest and provide a level of understanding of psychopathology that core texts of abnormal psychology do not always make available. […] Another strength of Movies and Mental Illness is the authors' willingness to address not only the disorders but also related issues (e.g., stigma). […] a significant contribution of Movies and Mental Illness is its inclusion of appendices that include (in addition to a sample syllabus) an extensive (over 1,000 entries) list of movies that […] illustrate the manifestation of a psychological disorder. --Chammie Austin in PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 55, 2010