Analysis of Your Fictional Character
Assignment Goals, Assignment Guidelines, and Overview of the Assignment
Now that you have chosen your fictional character, it is time to learn what you will be doing for the different analyses that you will be turning in throughout the semester.
The goals of this assignment are as follows:
• To provide an analysis of your fictional character using the different “Approaches
to Personality” that are presented in your textbook.
• To better understand various “Approaches to Personality”.
• To challenge your critical thinking skills.
You will need to analyze your fictional character four different times. Each time you will use a different personality approach. Here is a break down of which approaches you will be using:
Analysis 1 (Due Friday, February 13, at 11:30 p.m.)
Use the Psychoanalytic/Neopsychoanalytic Approach.
Analysis 2 (Due Friday, March 13, at 11:30 p.m.)
Use the Life-Span Approach
Analysis 3 (Due Friday, April 10, at 11:30 p.m.)
Use the Trait Approach; or the Humanistic Approach
Analysis 4 (Due Friday, May 1, at 11:30 p.m.)
Use the Cognitive Approach; the Behavioral Approach; or the Behavioral Approach
That’s right. For Analysis 3 and 4 you get to choose which approach you want to use.
Please note that I have combined the Psychoanalytic and Neopsychoanalytic Approaches. Although they are different, they share some of the same core concepts. For many of you, this is your first time studying these approaches. Because of this, I believe that it could be difficult to differentiate between the two. I am fine if you mix characteristics of both when doing your analysis. I don’t want this to be interpreted as the two approaches are the same; they are not. I just feel that at this point, it is more important to understand the general characteristics of the two rather than the fine details of each.
You will find a place to submit your analyses...