Examination of the Fictitious Character Bart Simpson Using Various Personality Theoretical

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Section I: Presentation of Traits
This essay is based on the fictitious character Bart Simpson from the series the Simpsons. Bart is the 10 year old son of Homer and Marge Simpson. He is the eldest of three children; he has two younger sisters Lisa and Maggie. Bart possesses many personality traits; however, this paper will analyse the trait of aggressiveness. This paper will firstly provide two behavioural examples that support Bart’s trait and then analyse this from Jung’s Neo-Freudian, Eysenck’s Biological, and Bandura’s Social-Cognitive theoretical perspectives. Finally, an overall analysis will be provided in regards to Bart’s trait of aggressiveness, this will be achieved by drawing on all of the information from each of the
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Bart’s shadow is particularly apparent in displaying its evil self in both of the scenarios outlined in the introduction. Jung would suggest that Bart is not a well-adjusted person. Jung’s theory assists in establishing that the aggressive trait, which manifests itself in the form of the shadow, is a salient trait belonging to Bart.

• Section b: Biological
This section will discuss Eysenck’s biological theory of personality. The focus will be on the combination of traits which together form supertraits and the biological differences between extroverts and introverts. Eysenck has developed a strategy which divides the fundamentals of personality into a hierarchically arranged structure (Burger, 2004). The bottom level of this structure is the specific response level consisting of specific behaviours (Burger, 2004). The next level of the structure is the habitual response level (Burger, 2004). At this level a response is considered habitual when it occurs on a regular basis such as a few times a week (Burger, 2004). If this habitual response continues to occur consistently across time Eysenck would classify this as a trait belonging to the individual (Burger, 2004). This trait is located on the third level of the model (Burger, 2004). In addition, Eysenck proposed that a combination of these third level traits contribute to the supertraits of

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