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PSC1 extra credit 2 - PSC1: extra credit 2, A Beautiful...

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PSC1: extra credit 2, A Beautiful Mind The movie “A Beautiful Mind” is about John Nash, a schizophrenic mathematician, and the difficult life he had to go through until the time he was awarded the Nobel Prize. It is also about how love can overcome schizophrenia and how genius and schizophrenia can both exist in the same person. The psychological topic central to this story is the psychological illness schizophrenia. In the movie Alicia, John’s wife, wants John to live in a normal world and not his hallucinatory world. Alicia earnestly wants John to live in the real world with her and their child. John mathematically tries to solve for which people (hallucinatory or real) exists in which "world". A person he hallucinates eventually threatens to kill Alicia, and when John goes to protect her, he ends up hitting her. Alicia, very afraid, takes their son and leaves the house. As Alicia starts to drive away, John runs in front of the car…nearly getting hit. This mental illness maladaptively affects the person that has it. The illness hurts the person who has the illness as well as everyone around the person. Schizophrenia is a mental
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course PSC 001 taught by Professor P during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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