Tv Character Evaluation

TV Character Evaluation
Richard Mason
University of Phoenix

Axia College Material
Appendix D

TV Character Evaluation

Part I

Write a summary of 350-700 words identifying the contributions of Freud, Jung, and Rogers.

To this day, Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) is the best known and most influential of the psychodynamic theorists (Psychology: An Introduction, 2005). Freud created a whole new way of studying the human behavior. Human behavior had always been studied focusing on consciousness- thoughts and feelings we knew that we had. Freud stressed the unconscious- thoughts and feelings that we were not aware that we had. Freud developed psychoanalysis- his theory of personality and the therapy that he invented. Freud believed that an individual’s personality is present at birth and that their personality changes though the experiences they face in their life as they grow older. Freud theorized that personality is formed around three structures: the id, the ego, and the superego (Psychology: An Introduction, 2005). The id is all of the unconscious things that search for ways to express them and it is the only structure that is present when an individual is born. It operates according to the pleasure principle—that is, it tries to obtain immediate pleasure and to avoid pain (Psychology: An Introduction, 2005). The ego controls all thinking and reasoning. The ego operates by the reality principle- suppressing the id’s desires until it can find a way to do it safely and successfully. The superego not present at birth. It is the moral balance- it helps us realize what is right and wrong, it guides us through life helping us make our decisions.
The collective unconscious, Jung’s most original concept, comprises the memories and behavior patterns that are inherited from past generations and therefore are shared by all humans (Psychology: An Introduction, 2005). Jung believed that all people have the same patterns of behavior, and that basic human personalities...