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  1. 1. NAME: ___________________________________ DATE: __________ PERIOD: ________ The Breakfast Club: Personality Assignment Directions: Before the movie begins, use your text to briefly summarize the approaches used to analyze personality in the chart below. After you watch the whole movie, you will be asked to select one of the characters and describe his/her personality from each of these perspectives. Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Humanistic Social-Cognitive Trait Biological (Barron’s ch. 10 only) Behaviorist (Barron’s ch. 10 only) AP PSYCHOLOGY DR. JOHNSON
  2. 2. NAME: ___________________________________ DATE: __________ PERIOD: ________ Breakfast Club Essay: Some Personality Perspective Elements of Analysis Psychoanalytic Perspective: • childhood experiences influence behavior • id, ego, superego e.g. strong id, weak ego, etc. • defense mechanisms protect us from bad thoughts about ourselves • psychosexual stage fixation e.g. oral, anal, etc. Humanistic Perspective: • people are basically good and seek self-growth • Maslow’s self-actualization • Rogers’ person-centered perspective: o genuineness (openness) o unconditional positive regard (acceptance) o empathy (understanding the feelings of others as if you were them) • positive or negative self-concept compared to our ideals Trait Perspective: personality traits influence behavior • Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Neuroticism, Openness, Extraversion • person-situation controversy Cognitive Perspective: how we “think” about situations influences behavior Social-Cognitive Perspective: persons interact with environment • reciprocal determinism o people choose environments that shape them e.g. school/detention o personalities shape how we interpret and react e.g. attributional style  locus of control  learned helplessness  self-esteem  self-serving bias o personalities create situations to which we react e.g. angry disposition Behaviorist Perspective: • environment controls behavior • classical conditioning o neutral stimulus becomes a conditioned stimulus e.g. fears • operant conditioning o positive and negative reinforcement o positive and negative punishment Social Learning Theory: • observing, modeling, and imitating change behavior • often reinforced by operant conditioning e.g. praise and criticism AP PSYCHOLOGY DR. JOHNSON
  3. 3. NAME: ___________________________________ DATE: __________ PERIOD: ________ Directions for Breakfast Club Essay  Paragraph 1: Briefly describe the personality of the character you selected.  Paragraph 2: Explain how this characters behavior would be explained by someone from the psychoanalytic perspective.  Paragraph 3: Explain how this characters behavior would be explained by someone from the humanistic perspective.  Paragraph 4: Explain how this characters behavior would be explained by someone from the cognitive perspective.  Paragraph 5: Explain how this characters behavior would be explained by someone from the trait perspective.  Paragraph 6: Explain how this characters behavior would be explained by someone from the social learning perspective.  Paragraph 7: Explain how this characters behavior would be explained by someone from the behaviorist perspective. This Assignment is due on: ___________________________________ AP PSYCHOLOGY DR. JOHNSON

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