Psychological Analysis of a Person from Literature, Film, or Television
Instructor: Stephanie Winnard
For this assignment, you will choose a person with a psychological disorderto analyze from a psychological perspective. The person can be chosen from a book, a film, or a television show.The person can be a real person from a work of nonfiction or a fictitious person from a work of fiction, but he or she must be someone you learned about from a book, film, or TV show. You may not use a person you know in real life for this assignment. It must be a person you learned about from research. You should use class notes, class discussions, our text book, and additional research from at least one academic journalto support your analysis. The body of this paper should be 4 to 5 pages long, double spaced. The reference page does not count towards the 4 to 5 page length requirement. This assignment is worth 100 points. Submit your paper via Canvas. Please submit your paper topic to me as soon as possible for approval. Only one person can write about each topic, and topics will be approved in order they are received.
Your paper should include a description and explanation of the following questions. You should have one paragraph for each one of these questions and answer them in order in essay format.
10. APA Format for citations:Throughout the paper, cite your sources according to APA format. On the Pierce College website, the library link provides a guide for how to cite sources in APA format.
Note: you do not have to include an abstract or running heads, just a title of paper, body ofpaper, and reference page/ bibliography page. Citations throughout the paper and the bibliography should be in APA format.
Important: A single magazine article or short TV interview would not be acceptable as your main source for which to choose a person to analyze. Your paper must be based on a book/novel you reador a film/TV show you have watchedas part of your research.
Don’t plagiarize (copy someone else’s work or use others’ ideas without giving them credit).
Throughout your paper, be sure to cite your sources in APA formatto avoid plagiarism. Any plagiarism will result in an automatic zeroand you will not receive another chance to redo thepaper.
I will score your paper according to this grading scale which is on Canvas.
Possible Points Your Points
Title of paper, your name, and date 5
Psychological disorder and symptoms 10
Personality theory and defense mechanism(s) 10
Nature vs. nurture 10
Psychological perspective analysis 10
Chapter from our text book analysis 10
Treatment plan 10
Critical Thinking 10
Cite your sources in APA format 5
Reference page in APA format (our text and at least 1 journal) 5
Correct semantics (spelling, punctuation, grammar, capitalization) 5
TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS 100
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