University at Buffalo Sigmund Freuds Psychoanalysis Analysis Paper

Step 1: Watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.

Seriously, watch it! This is the assignment we would have done in class, too. I would have told you that we have a mystery guest coming, and then I would have popped in this DVD. “The Grinch” is a great example of how someone’s personality can go through a major transformation. Feel free to watch the longer version of the live action movie, too, if you want. That one goes into his childhood and past a lot more.

Step 2. Pick 2 theorists.

Choose from the following: Freud, Jung, Adler, Horney, Erikson, Maslow or Rogers. Open your notes to the sections on the 2 theorists you chose. Keep them nearby for easy reference while you watch the movie.

Be sure to take lots of notes about his life, his current situation, his past (to the extent you can glean this information from the video) and his transformation.

Step 3. Write your profiles. You will have 1 separate page for each theorist. A total of 2 pages with 2 paragraphs on each page will be submitted. This should all be in one document.

Each of your 2 pages should include:

  • 1 paragraph that summarizes 3 concepts of one of the theorists you chose. Be sure to clearly explain why you selected these concepts and why they are appropriate for explaining some aspect of this person’s personality. Identify the concepts by making them bold.
  • 1 paragraph that summarizes possible explanations for this person’s transformation from the point of view of each of your chosen theorist. Be sure to use the terminology of the theorist. Again, highlight the terminology by making it bold.

I’m asking you to highlight the terminology and concept names in bold because I want both of us (you and I) to easily see if you are able to come up with and write about some of the many concepts we have talked about in the class.


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