PSY-470 Week 2 Anxiety and Phobias Paper Assignment

Locate a movie, television, or Internet television show, or net streaming series that portrays a character with an anxiety disorder (For example, characters from the movies: The Aviator with Leonardo DiCaprio, What About Bob? with Bill Murray, The Truman Show, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, or Analyze That, or TV shows: The Big Bang Theory or Monk or net steaming series: This is Us, or Scrubs).

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In an essay of 500-750 words address the following:

  1. What were some of the irrational beliefs and attitudes that the characters displayed?
  2. In what way did these beliefs/attitudes manifest in the character’s behavior?
  3. How does stress tie into anxiety?  What are some ways to modify the stress and reduce anxiety?
  4. What form(s) of therapy can assist the character?

PSY-470 Movie/TV list for Anxiety and Phobias Paper

TV shows

Elementary—CBS /Sherlock (BBC)
Sex and the City—iTunes/Amazon
Big Bang Theory—CBS
Monk—USA Network


Analyze This
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
What About Bob?
The Aviator
The Net
Lars and the Real Girl
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?
Silver Linings Playbook
The Truman Show
High Anxiety
Finding Nemo
As Good As It Gets
Sherlock Holmes

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Use the GCU Library databases and include two to four scholarly sources from the GCU library to support your claims. In addition to the scholarly resources from the library, you can include past classroom materials as well as your textbook as additional reference material.

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Course: PSY-470 Abnormal Psychology
School: Grand Canyon University

  • 13/10/2019
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