A biography of Robin Williams focusing on his psychiatric disorders
Abnormal Psychology Semester Writing Assignment
For the course writing assignment, you are to select a celebrity or public figure who has a noted history of psychologically troubled behavior and construct a biography of this person focusing on the area of psychopathology. The individual you choose can be a movie or television star, a sports figure, or some other person who is in the public eye on a continual basis. You are to gather information from various media outlets, including (but not limited to) newspapers, popular magazines, and internet sites and chat rooms/blogs. Please focus your information gathering on reputable sources rather than sources that have a noted agenda to make your selected individual look good or bad.
It is appropriate for you to interject your opinion on whether the subject you choose is treated fairly or unfairly by the media, commenting on where the coverage is consistent or inconsistent with your knowledge of the workings of abnormal psychology.
Please bear in mind that there does not need to be a formal diagnosis of a mental disorder for you to choose a particular subject; rather, there needs to be some indication of the potential for a diagnosis. You may opt to choose someone who you feel is portrayed as suffering from some sort of mental illness and then make an argument why this is not a fair portrayal. As long as your position is supported by valid psychopathology theory, you will have written an appropriate paper.
Your paper should be 4 to 5 double-spaced pages in length, using appropriate in-text citations. I would like you to have a properly formatted reference page, using MLA or APA format. Please used Times New-Roman 12-point font, with standard margins. Your paper should have a cover page that is not included in your page requirement
Please feel free to think a?outside the boxa? with this assignment, as it should be interesting for you to write.
My Subject that I chose is Robin Williams, the comedian. My focus is on Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse Disorder. Please use MLA format. Please use at least 5 citations. Please cite Comer, R. (2014). Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 7th ed. Boston: Worth Publishers. This is our main text. When citing sources keep in mind that we now follow Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5). You donat want the information to out-dated.