I have chosen the Netflix original series Mind Hunter for this discussion. Three main character includes FBI agent Holden Ford and Bill Tench with psychologist Wendy Carr. They team up and interview imprisoned serial killers in the hope of apprehending the criminal psychology to reveal the motive and applying the knowledge in solving ongoing cases.Wendy Carr is a psychology professor.
Holden Ford is an FBI agent specialized in hostage negotiation. Bill is a veteran agent who teaches local law inforcement and is always on the road Holden and Bill sit down with the serial killers such as Ed Kemper and Ted Bundy with the evident goal of psychoanalysis for criminal profiling. Wendy, the psychologist prepares the questionnaire and is the backbone of the research. The dominant psychological perspective that represent this show for me is psychodynamic perspective. Studying the psychological forces such as behavior, feeling and emotion and how they may be connected to childhood experience.
Critical thinking has been applied to the story line for this series. Story line shows how three strangers find their way toward each other and then to gather knowledge through imprisoned criminals on how criminal mind actually thinks, feels and behaves. They don’t want to just get the knowledge but use it to solve ongoing crimes and to evidently putt the criminals behind bars. They even get success cases where they use the knowledge that are gained through the imprisoned serial killer to help reveal the motive, psychology involved and confession to murders.