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Appendix D TV Character Evaluation
Part I
Write a summary of 350-700 words identifying the contributions of Freud, Jung, and Rogers. <Insert Response Here>

Freud contributions is the personality development theory emphasizing the id – which deals with the primitive human instincts , the ego – which deals with the real world , and superego which is the basis of the moral conscience for the individual. Freud conceptualized the personality development which he believed was developed in ways to satisfy sexual instinct during course of life as craving sensual pleasure of all kinds of energy generated by libido. Freud also explained the defense mechanisms used by individuals to cope during the personality development. Carl Jung as follower of Freud mostly agreed with his tenets, but expanded the role of “unconscious”. Jung explained that libido represents all life forces, not just sexual ones as Freud theorized. Jung’s contribution include seeing the unconscious ego’s source of strength and vitality believing that the unconscious consists of personal unconscious and collective unconscious. Personal unconscious includes repressed thoughts, forgotten experiences and undeveloped ideas, which may enter consciousness if an incident triggers recall. The collective unconscious comprises memories and behavior patterns that are inherited from past generations and shared by all humans. Jung has developed the Archetypes which are thought forms common to all human beings, stored in collective unconscious-appears in our thoughts as mental images. Jung defined the two attitude types: extroverts who focus on social life and external world instead of internal experience, and introverts who usually focus on personal thoughts and feelings. Jung divided people into rational individuals-regulate actions by thinking and feeling and irrational who base actions on perceptions either through sense or through intuitions. Carl Rogers’ contributions elaborated on men and women developing personalities in service of positive goals. According to Rogers, the actualizing tendency is the drive of every organism to fulfill its biological potential and become what they are inherently capable of becoming. It is a drive of human beings to fulfill their self-concepts, or the images they have of themselves. For s person to be fully functioning person, his selfconcept must closely resemble his or her inborn capacities or potentials. Individuals brought up with unconditional positive regard with full acceptance and love of another person regardless of own behavior tend to become more fully functioning.

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past or present. Superman is a fully functional person capable of doing all such good deeds. and Rogers.Harry has childhood experiences that affected his personality development. Angela is a fully functional person. Jung. -A hero character 3. BEH 225 .Harry (Harry Potter) Jung He is a magical hero.Angela Chase (My So-Called Life) Angela is a character exhibiting control on balance and harmony. . Freud. Superman Rogers Harry is a character who lost contact with actualization and was left to figure out life on his own. someone who is open to all experiences. 2. -Superman is a character of fantasy created for the fulfillment of a wish and a correction of unsatisfying reality. . Angela superego is battling with her id over the agonizing decision to have sex.Part II Choose three of your favorite television characters. TV Character 1. Freud Harry represents the “Ego” mediating between Ron (representing Id) and Hermione (representing Superego) to find an acceptable balance. Complete the following matrix describing the characters’ personalities from the point of view of the three theorists... even painful ones.

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