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Running head: TV CHARACTER EVALUATION1TV Character EvaluationBEH/225July 28, 2013
TV CHARACTER EVALUATION2TV Character EvaluationThe three personality theories that will be discussed in this paper are from Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Carl Rogers. Part I - Personality TheoriesFirstly, I will discuss Sigmund Freud’s theory on personality. Sigmund Freud focuses on the unconscious as being the stem of one’s personality (Morris and Maisto, 2010). Freud is known as the “Father of Psychoanalysis”, which is the creation of his own form of therapy (Morris & Maisto, 2010). Freud believes that first there is the id, which is a collection of unconscious urges and desires that cannot be spoken aloud, butcan be envisioned (Morris & Maisto, 2010). The ego is the next phase of a human’s brain growth process in personality. The ego is a median between the id and the superego, which the superego is the standards that derive from social and parental influences that are then internalized by an individual (Morris & Maisto, 2010). Freud’s theory is based on these three structures, which cause a person to seek pleasure and avoid pain (Morris & Maisto, 2010).Carl Jung agrees with many of the same concepts that Freud revealed throughout his practice, such as the unconscious playing a huge role in human behavior, but takes it a step further (Morris & Maisto, 2010). “Thought forms”, or collective memories are what Jung called archetypes. These archetypes are common to all of the human race collectively in what is called the collective unconscious (Morris & Maisto, 2010). The collective unconscious is Jung’s theory of personality, which is thepart of the unconscious that is passed down or inherited by the human race as a whole (Morris & Maisto, 2010). He also believes that the personal unconsciouswraps around
TV CHARACTER EVALUATION3a person’s repressed thoughts, experiences which have been forgotten, ideas that never came to fruition or were developed, and the collective unconscious. Finally there is Carl Rogers who believes that people shape their own personalities by attaining their goals (Morris & Maisto, 2010). Every person is born with a specific skill set imbedded into their DNA, sort of like a blueprint (Morris & Maisto, 2010). As one’s life carries on, they develop new skills and enhance the skills that they were born with until perfected.

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