Personality Theory Paper

Personality Theory Paper

Personality Theory Paper

Select a fictional character from history, television, or film. Film selections may include: 

The Blind Side

Rudy

A Beautiful Mind

Pursuit of Happy-ness

Fearless

The Fisher King

Fatal Attraction

What about Bob?

Girl Interrupted 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you analyze your chosen character’s personality using one theorist or theory from each of the following columns:

Column A
Column B
Column C
Jung
Allport
Five-factor model
Adler
Cattell
Object relations
Freud
Kelly
Maslow
Horney
Ellis 
Sullivan 

 

Describe the connection between the character’s personality and the theory used to explain it using relevant information such as direct quotes, descriptions of life events, examples of interpersonal behavior, and so on. 

Include the following in your paper:
 

A short introduction outlining the demographic and background information of the chosen character

An evaluation of how each of the chosen personality theorists or theories explains the personality of the chosen character

A discussion of how the selected character’s behavior might be interpreted differently, depending on which theoretical approach is used

A discussion of the extent to which each chosen theorist or theory would address relevant social, cultural, environmental, biological, or unconscious factors that may be influencing  the character’s behavior 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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