Teaching With This Movie:Psychology of Epidemics
The movie Outbreak is a great case study on infectious diseases and the psychology of epidemics. When this movie was released, a real-life Ebola-virus epidemic was unfolding in Africa. Research how the threat of fear and risk perception influenced racial stereotypes and health policy making in the mid-1990s. How has mass communication about epidemics changed with time and with the use of social media?