A critical analysis of how psychopaths are portrayed in British newspapers

Davies, Suzanne (2010) A critical analysis of how psychopaths are portrayed in British newspapers. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The aim of the dissertation was to find if British newspaper’s represent psychopaths in the correct way. The hypothesis was that newspapers label individuals with mental health problems as psychopaths. It explores a range of literature, in the style of a literature review, to discover the most suitable definition which was then used as a focus throughout the dissertation. A documentary analysis on articles in the Daily Mail and the Guardian was then conducted. It analyses and discusses how the term has been used and portrayed. The conclusion followed, drawing the dissertation together as a whole. It explains the debate surrounding the definition of a psychopath and how it is rarely recognised within newspapers as a personality disorder.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/802

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