University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The Harry Potter (HP) novels have been proposed as a mental health (MH) tool. This study aims to map existing literature about HP-based MH interventions to examine the evidence available, and inform subsequent use of HP in bibliotherapy. Methods for this literature review included searching for research on HP-based MH interventions, selecting studies, extracting data, and synthesizing the data into an informed analysis. The literature available supports use of HP as a MH tool, finding positive correlations between HP bibliotherapy and improved sense of self, emotional processing ability, and connectivity. Creating educational tools that describe how to use HP as a MH intervention could aid in implementation of this intervention; such educational tools should be specific for different populations.
Mullin, Lillyan P.
"Harry Potter Works Mental Health Magic,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 29:
1, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol29/iss1/16