This week, you will submit your completed Character Theory Paper. In this 2-3 page paper, you will create a fictional person, or you can use a well-known current or historical figure, and explore the theories of Freud, Jung, or Bandura through their lives. For some aspects of this assignment you may have to be creative and make up parts of the persons life.That\’s okay. Have fun and create any scenario that will help you apply the theory and the concepts. Please follow the instructions closely as you work on this assignment.
For this short paper, choose one of the following personality theories:
Choose a fictional character or a famous person. Provide a profile for this character by detailing the significant turning points and milestones in his or her life.
Analyze this character based on the theory you have chosen. Use at least three concepts from the theory to provide some plausible explanations for this character\’s life course and history. In addition to your textbook, research and find two additional academic sources to support your perspectives. Go to the Tools & Resources page to access the online library and EBSCO Host.
Include in your profile a theory-based prediction of what will potentially happen next or in the future for this character. What would the theorist (Freud, Jung or Bandura) predict about the persons future in terms of happiness with life, work and/or relationships?
If you choose Freuds theory, you could discuss any fixations the person has,defense mechanisms the person uses, psychosexual stages of development, and how events in childhood can be seen in the stages.
If you choose Jungs theory you could discuss collective unconscious, archetypes including mother archetypes, feminine archetype, or male archetype.
If you choose Banduras theory you could discuss observational learning, self-efficacy, or reciprocity between individuals and their environment.
Tips for Getting Started
Take notes on your research. Do not copy and paste information from sources. Identify and define both the theory and the concepts from this theory you will use to explain your characters life and personality.