This activity is an updated version of a previously uploaded activity to correspond with the new DSM 5.
Students choose a famous person (real or not) to study, which must be approved by the teacher (encourage them to pick people who are disturbed). They design a presentation to document all disorders this person would be diagnosed with. Successful projects have been those on Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars) and Tyler Durden (Fight Club) in the past. Students, then, act as a panel of psychologists for an institution and must all discuss the admittance to the institution and/or treatment options for the client.
Students really enjoy the potential diagnoses of characters that they choose and it really helps to prepare them for the questions presented on AP exams.