Harold and Maude – Personality Theory


1.0) Psychoanalytic Perspective

1.1) Apply the psychoanalytic perspective to Harold.

Oedipus complex

The Oedipus Complex  

Death drive – Wikipedia

 

1.2) Apply the psychoanalytic perspective to Maude.

Pleasure principle (psychology) – Wikipedia

Freud – Death drive, reality principle, and pleasure principle | Behavior | MCAT | Khan Academy  

1.3) Compare and contrast Harold and Maude from a Freudian point of view.

2.0) Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs  

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs  

 

2.0) Apply Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to Harold.

2.1) Apply Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to Maude.

2.2) Compare and contrast Harold and Maude using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

3.0) Carl Roger’s Person-Centered Perspective

What is Person Centred Therapy

Authentic

Genuine

Empathic

3.0) Apply Carl Roger’s Person-Centered Perspective to Harold.

3.1) Apply Carl Roger’s Person-Centered Perspective to Maude.

3.2) Compare and contrast Harold and Maude using Carl Roger’s Person-Centered Perspective.

4.0) The Big Five

big 5 model

4.1) Apply the Big Five to Harold.

4.2) Apply the Big Five to Maude.

4.3) Compare and contrast Harold and Maude using the Big Five.

5.0) Buddhist Psychology – In Buddhist psychology the three poisons affect personality in all humans.  The three poisons are represented as a pig (ignorance), rooster (attachment) and snake (aversion) in the Bhavacakra.

5.1) Which poison is the dominant poison hurting Harold?

5.2) Which of the three poisons is the dominant poison hurting Maude?

6.0) Conclusion

6.1) Which of the personality theories is the most useful for understanding Harold?

6.2) Which of the personality theories is the most useful for understanding Maude?

6.3) Do you think the theory you picked is just useful for understanding just Harold and Maude or for people in general.

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