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    • “Which One of Us is Truly Crazy” (Snodgrass & Vlachos-Weber, 2005)<br />DIRECTIONS: As you read the article, please respond to the following questions on a separate sheet of paper:<br />
      • Define the psychological terms listed on page 37:
      • Oedipal complex
      • Electra Complex
      • Rorschach Therapy
      • Id, Ego, and Superego
      • How would Marge repress her fear of flying? Why does Homer think that this is a good idea?
      • What problems do the authors say each of the Simpsons possess:
      • Homer
      • Marge
      • Bart
      • Lisa
      • Why is Dr. Monroe’s idea that the Simpsons should use the foam bats to beat one another and take out their aggression not such a good idea?
      • What is an Axis I disorder on the DSM-IV? What is an Axis II disorder? Give examples of each.
      • What evidence do the authors use to diagnose the Simpsons with psychological disorders?
      • Bart (ADHD)
      • Lisa (OCD)
      • Marge (phobias & gambling addiction)
      • Homer (Depression and alcoholism)
      • Principal Skinner (Dependent personality disorder)
      • How does the authors’ assertion that the Simpsons cannot fit into a single category of disorder mirror a criticism of the DSM-IV approach to diagnosis?
      • What therapeutic technique does Dr. Zweig use with Marge to help her with her aviophobia?
      • Why is Homer against Marge receiving therapy? How is his opinion an incorrect view of the goal of therapy?
      • How does The Simpsons utilize its media platform to critique psychology?
      • How is Homer deemed “Insane” in the episode “Stark Raving Dad”? Is his diagnosis consistent with the medical model discussed in Chapter 16? How so/how not?
      • In the episode “Brother’s Little Helper,” what symptoms consistent with schizophrenia does Bart display?
      • In The Simpsons, what is the apparent goal of psychological intervention? How does this apparent goal deviate from the ideal goals of psychological intervention?