Which one of us is truly crazy

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Which one of us is truly crazy

  1. 1. “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 /><ul><li>Define the psychological terms listed on page 37:
  2. 2. Oedipal complex
  3. 3. Electra Complex
  4. 4. Rorschach Therapy
  5. 5. Id, Ego, and Superego
  6. 6. How would Marge repress her fear of flying? Why does Homer think that this is a good idea?
  7. 7. What problems do the authors say each of the Simpsons possess:
  8. 8. Homer
  9. 9. Marge
  10. 10. Bart
  11. 11. Lisa
  12. 12. 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?
  13. 13. What is an Axis I disorder on the DSM-IV? What is an Axis II disorder? Give examples of each.
  14. 14. What evidence do the authors use to diagnose the Simpsons with psychological disorders?
  15. 15. Bart (ADHD)
  16. 16. Lisa (OCD)
  17. 17. Marge (phobias & gambling addiction)
  18. 18. Homer (Depression and alcoholism)
  19. 19. Principal Skinner (Dependent personality disorder)
  20. 20. 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?
  21. 21. What therapeutic technique does Dr. Zweig use with Marge to help her with her aviophobia?
  22. 22. Why is Homer against Marge receiving therapy? How is his opinion an incorrect view of the goal of therapy?
  23. 23. How does The Simpsons utilize its media platform to critique psychology?
  24. 24. 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?
  25. 25. In the episode “Brother’s Little Helper,” what symptoms consistent with schizophrenia does Bart display?
  26. 26. In The Simpsons, what is the apparent goal of psychological intervention? How does this apparent goal deviate from the ideal goals of psychological intervention?

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