Assignment 1: DiscussionTelevision Character
Television provides us with many interesting examples of interpersonal and neurotic behaviors. In this assignment, you will delve into the life and actions of some of your favorite television characters and analyze them using Horneys coping strategies.
Interestingly, Horneys three coping strategies for ones neurotic needs correlate very well with three of Adlers different personality types:
Horneys moving-toward strategyAdlers getting or leaning type
Horneys moving againstAdlers ruling or dominant type
Horneys moving away fromAdlers avoiding type
Using Horneys theory of coping with neurotic needs with three different interpersonal orientations, select a TV program of your choice containing a character that Horney would identify as exhibiting neurotic behaviors.
As you watch a full episode of this show, focus on this character and tally each instance of moving-toward, moving-against, and moving-away behavior.
Research Horneys theory using your textbook, the Internet, and the Argosy University online library resources. Based on your research, respond to the following:
Discuss this characters neurotic needs and trends.
What do you think has happened in his/her life that has led to these behaviors?
In addition to general life events, how has gender and culture influenced the characters neurotic needs and behaviors?
How do these interpersonal orientations impact the way this character interacts with others and develops relationships?
Write your initial response in 45 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. REFERENCES AND LINKS TO SITES NEEDED.
PLEASE USE THIS BOOK AS ONE OF YOUR CITED REFERENCES
Feist, J., Feist, G., Roberts, T. (12/2012). Theories of Personality, 8th Edition. [Argosy University]. Retrieved from https://digitalbookshelf.argosy.edu/#/books/1260050815/
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