Dora The Explorer Case Study Analysis

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Dora the Explorer is a frequently viewed show amongst the younger age group, from toddlers and up, that has been around for almost 15 years. Dora is a young girl that goes on endless adventures with her monkey friend Boots. Her relationship with her family seems stable, as we have seen her greet and interact with them after adventures and she has worked alongside her cousin Diego. Dora also seems rather friendly and social, with humans and animals alike. The audience is engaged by picking the path that Dora needs to follow when she becomes sidetracked and asks for assistance. I selected her for this assignment because her family situation and behavior that she exhibits is strange. Her lack of parental interference is apparent with her ability …show more content…
People have a schema which is the sum of all of our thoughts and experiences. This alters how we observe things. Abnormal behavior can be the result of unfavorable schemas. In order to eliminate the abnormal behavior, the belief, schema, and cognitive mindset must be changed. Abnormal behavior can be caused by a particular perspective. For example, a feeling of hopelessness can lead to depression. In Dora’s case, let’s assume that a traumatic event occurred within her household, which is the likely cause of dissociative fugue. Her thoughts may cause her to believe that she is the reason behind why the traumatic events occurred. Her cousin, Diego, also exhibits much of the same behavior as Dora. It’s possible that her thoughts of what is acceptable were also induced by him, considering they were raised in the same household. Until Dora’s mindset changes she will continue to suffer from dissociative fugue. In terms of schizophrenia, professional help would be needed. This paradigm gives us some input on what causes Dora to go on journeys for extended periods of time. However, it doesn’t give us an idea of whether this behavior was encouraged. Meaning, how was she greeted when she returned home? Was she scolded or were her actions overlooked? Perhaps, had she been scolded her frequent journeys wouldn’t be so frequent. In terms of the schizophrenia, how was her social life? Was she exposed to many children as a child? There’s also the biological factor that the cognitive paradigm doesn’t touch on. Is Dora’s family susceptible to mental health disorders? Her cousin Diego suffers from similar symptoms, so that may be another probable cause for her odd behavior. Regardless of what paradigm is used, it’s understood that for Dora, treatment would be

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