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Personality Theory Paper

Select a fictional character from television or film (a book may also be used if desired). Selections may include (but are not limited to):

·  The Blind Side

·  Rudy

·  A Beautiful Mind

·  Pursuit of Happy-ness

·  Fearless

·  The Fisher King

·  Fatal Attraction (the movie, not the TV show)

·  What about Bob?

·  Girl Interrupted

·  Gone Girl

·  The Color Purple

·  Harry Potter series

Note: If you are going to use a character that is not from the above list, you will need to get prior approval before writing your paper.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you analyzeyour chosen character’s personality using one theorist or theory from each of the following columns:

Column A

Column B

Column C

Jung

Allport

Five-factor model

Adler

Cattell

Object relations

Freud

Kelly

Maslow

Horney

Ellis

Sullivan

Search the University Library, the Theory Tables Learning Team Assignment, and other resources for information on each of the theorists or theories you selected. You must use a minimum of 3 cited sources in your paper: the text, a peer-reviewed journal article and one other source of your choosing.

Describe the connection between the character’s personality and the theory used to explain it using relevant information such as direct quotes, descriptions of events provided in the movie, show or book, examples of interpersonal behavior, and so on.

Include the following components in the body of your paper:

·  A short synopsis outlining the demographic and background information of the chosen character

·  An evaluation of how each of the chosen personality theorists or theories explains the personality of the chosen character, making sure to use one from column A, one from column B and one from column C

·  A discussion of how the selected character’s behavior might be interpreted differently, depending on which theoretical approach is used

·  A discussion of the extent to which each chosen theorist or theory would address relevant social, cultural, environmental, biological, or unconscious factors that may be influencing  the character’s behavior

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines (keep in mind that in addition to providing citations, APA formatting also includes having an introduction and conclusion, as well as correct title and reference pages).


Final Answer

Hello there, I have completed your paper.

Running head: AMY’S CHARACTER IN THE FILM GONE GIRL

Amy’s Character in the Film Gone Girl
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AMY’S CHARACTER IN THE FILM GONE GIRL
Amy in the film Gone girl is the main character who mysteriously disappears from her home on
their fifth wedding anniversary. The evidence found at their home links her husband to her
murder. While the rest of the people in her hometown believe that she was killed, Amy is shown
to have relocated to another place where she lives in a campground. Events unfold, and the
money that she had is stolen by thieves, leaving her with nothing to survive on. Desperate to get
out of the situation, she manipulates her former lover, claiming that she escaped her home for
fear of being killed. Due to her charming nature, her former lover accepts her at his house, but
this encounter ends tragically as the man is brutally killed by Amy. She then returns to her home
in the hope of convincing her husband that she was kidnapped. Her husband accepts her back
because she is pregnant but eventually her big secret is revealed. Using various personality
theories, this paper examines Amy’s character.
According to Sullivan, the interpersonal theory shows that a person’s character is dictated by the
relationship one develops with other people (Schultz & Schultz, 2016). In this case, Amy’s
character is highly dictated by the way she interacts and associates with people. Amy is seen to
be manipulating and cunning, a character she developed from her past relationships. We learn
that she framed Tommy for having raped her and also had Desi restrained. This reveals why she
cunningly framed her husband Nick for murder. The fact that her ex- boyfriends c...

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