* The name of the movie/show (date of release would be great, too).
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
* What psychological information did they use.
The main character suffers from Schizophrenia.
He is socially awkward though not a recluse.
He hallucinates and experiences delusions.
What is really shocking in the movie (sorry if this is a spoiler) is that he creates fictional friends and events--he realizes later on in the movie that his long time friend, Charles, is actually a fictional person he has made up in his mind...about a decade ago!
He had never noticed since his delusions were so real and life-like.
* A reliable source that confirms that the information was correct.
The following are information from our Meyer's textbook:
Schizophrenia is defined as a group of severe disorders characterized by disorganized and delusional thinking, disturbed perceptions, and inappropriate emotions and actions.
These delusions are rarely a one-time episode.
Schizophrenia may be a disorder that emerges from a long time of social inadequacy or a sudden reaction to stress. In the movie the main character is shown to be socially challenged.
* Your first name (so we know who posted it).