Title of Presentation Proposal

The Portrayal of Psychologists in the Media: Ineffective, Unethical and/or Superhuman

Presentation Type

Round Table

Abstract

Portrayals of psychologists have often promoted myths and stereotypes about mental health care. The Media Watch Committee was created by APA Division 46, designed to recognize balanced portrayals. This roundtable will gather input from participants on increasing awareness of how these portrayals impact the field and the public.

Start Date

4-13-2013 11:00 AM

End Date

4-13-2013 11:50 AM

Location

Room 3101

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The Portrayal of Psychologists in the Media: Ineffective, Unethical and/or Superhuman

Room 3101

Portrayals of psychologists have often promoted myths and stereotypes about mental health care. The Media Watch Committee was created by APA Division 46, designed to recognize balanced portrayals. This roundtable will gather input from participants on increasing awareness of how these portrayals impact the field and the public.