ERIC Number: ED327858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Mental Illness through a Poetry Writing Assignment.
Chrisler, Joan C.
An atypical and challenging writing assignment for courses in general or abnormal psychology is to ask the students to write a poem about the experience of mental illness. The format, length, and topic are left entirely up to the student. While shocked at first, students rose to the challenge after being told they would be judged on content and not on format or poetic language. Most of the resulting poems were creative and interesting. The best poems were posted on a bulletin board in the psychology building. The display proved popular with faculty and students, to the delight of the student authors. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Contexts
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (98th, Boston, MA, August 10-14, 1990).