These two clashes of ideals about the study hence paved way for a very controversial study.
Abhinand Jayasankaran Psychology-221 A20400248 2 nd April, 2019 Assignment-3 2. What implications does the research covered in this episode have for prison inmates? What implications does the research covered in this episode have for therapy? In other words, what do the conclusions of this research suggest for prison and for therapy? Answer: The conclusions drawn at the end of this research suggests clear implications for both prison inmates and therapy. Implications for Prison Inmates: By the end of the research covered in this episode of ‘Invisibilia’ it was possible to draw a completely different perspective on how we should understand the topic of ‘personality’. Until this point, the notion of a person’s personality was considered to be static or consistent. However, throughout the episode the notion of a personality being static or consistent began to change into a notion of inconsistency when it came to a person’s personality. The implications of such a finding meant that the general thinking of a criminal being always a criminal became difficult. The inconsistency of a personality and its associated traits meant that prison inmates could change for the better. That is, a criminal who once committed an awful crime such as ‘Sexual Assault’ once could turn around his/her awful personality that once existed and transform themselves into a better human being. This scenario was clearly portrayed through the speakers experience and Walter Michel’s explanations. Implications for Therapy: In the case of therapy, the inconsistency of a person’s personality could imply that there is hope for people looking to change their behavior for the better through therapy as therapists could help change the negative traits and help individuals transform them by helping them look in a different perspective which would thereby help cope with difficult situations and in-turn not let those situations alter their personality for the worst.
Abhinand Jayasankaran Psychology-221 A20400248 2 nd April, 2019 Assignment-3 3. What are some of the downsides of the possibility that personality does not really exist (why is that scary)? What are the upsides or benefits of the possibility that personality does not really exist?
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