Reflection essay : Analysis of a film that focuses on a mental illness
Approved by the instructor that focuses on some aspect of mental illness. Specifically, examining within the context of a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis. Students are required to utilize diagnostic criteria provided by the American Psychological Association- as a way in which to analyze mental illness. The paper is worth 100 points- the page length is from 3-4 pages, double spaced, times new roman- APA format with citations. Please refer to the attached grading rubric for this assignment. Movie and Psychological Reflection Paper Instructions: • See instructor announcement regarding this report. • Pick a movie from the list provided by the instructor. • Your topic is the psychological disorder represented in the movie. • Find two academic journals from ASA library database. Introduction (title) • Introduce the main topic (Psychological disorder). What is your topic about? Why is this topic important? Describe your topic. Use the DSM. • Identify the movie that you watched. Why did you choose that movie? • Introduce movie main characters and briefly (1-2 sentences) write about the main points of the movie? • What is the purpose of this assignment? What will you be written about? • What is the primary importance of this assignment?
• Identify what this paper is primarily meant to demonstrate. • Hypothesis and experience (use the information you obtained in your academic journal to inform the readers about the psychological disorder, citation should be here) Method Participant. You. Geographical information. Describe who watched the movie. Age? Ethnicity? Race? Educational background? Economic status? Major? Materials. What was used? Describe the movie!! Ex. The instructional materials used in this report consisted of information obtained through movie and academic journals… Procedures. Describe HOW the test was done and how the data was collected? When and where? Ex. The participant was not randomly selected to take the test. The participant freely took the decision to take one test from seven different test provided by the Mental Health project implicit. Results • Identify the topic (psychological disorder). Describe the topic to be analyzed • How the movie ended? Write about the end of the movie. Share the feelings that you experienced when finished the movie. What do you think about those feelings? Describe the experience, feelings, observation. Describe your reaction to the movie. (you can use citation here) Discussion • What struck you as important? What surprised you? What was new? What went wrong? What went right? Why? How did it make you feel (positive and/or negative emotions)? What assumptions, expectations, or beliefs are influenced by the movie? Did the movie accurately portray the psychological disorder? Why? How similar and different was the movie to the actual psychological disorder? Do you think movies actual portray psychological disorder accurately? Why? Why not? Elaborate on your responses. Conclusion and Future Suggestion • Restate the main topic • Share the main lessons you learned from watching the movie. • What you have learned from the experience and how you may move forward from this point. (Overall what did you learn?) • Review the importance of this movie within the context of learning • Restate how you will move forward from this specific experience • Suggest additional opportunity for future growth or engagement. • What you plan to take away from it going forward. What would you do differently next time? What do you still need to learn or investigate? What is your strategy to improve your skills/competencies for similar situations? Has this experience changed your perspective or improved your understanding of the field/topic/theory/skill set? • Conclude your ideas.