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TV Drama As A Teaching Platform


Popular TV dramas can provide a platform from which to critically explore a range of psychological topics. The issues raised by these shows can be introduced as part of a formal teaching session or they may simply arise spontaneously as part of a class discussion. 


13 Reasons Why



I suspect that this emotionally charged Netflix series is one that many psychology instructors, if they haven't already, will at some point in the future, discuss with their students.


It's a series that has promoted a great deal of debate:


13 Reasons Why "13 Reasons Why" Isn’t Getting It Right


13 Reasons Why: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly



Separating Fact From Fiction


Around the time I was teaching forensic psychology, the TV series Criminal Minds hit the small screen. As a result, I had to include an additional topic within the course i.e., why becoming a criminal profiler was not a realistic career choice!


Which TV shows have you drawn upon or discussed as part of your teaching?