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Psychology and Media Productions: Guidance for Commissioners and Producers

Will aid productions and those commissioning productions, both fictional and factual, in gaining a clearer view of what psychology as a discipline and profession has to offer.

11 June 2019

It provides guidance on:

  • Finding the right psychologist

  • Media portrayals of mental health

  • Mind your language

  • Media portrayals of psychology theory and research

  • Safeguarding vulnerable groups

  • Gaining consent from adult participants

  • Sensitivities and vulnerabilities of children  and young people

  • Gaining valid consent/assent from children  and young people

It also provides the reader with several checklists and web resources which are designed to assist them in addressing the issues above.

Download the guideline