Psycholagical Essay

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Freudian & Humanistic Theories

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A. Freud’s Psychodynamic Theory B. Divisions of the Mind C. Developmental Stages D. Freud’s Followers & Critics E. Humanistic Theories Concept Review F. Cultural Diversity: Unexpected High Achievement G. Research Focus: Shyness

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H. Application: Assessment—Projective Tests Summary Test Critical Thinking Can Personality Explain Obesity? Links to Learning

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Introduction
Personality
Ted Haggard founded New Life Church in the basement of his house 25 years ago and became a prominent author and national evangelical Christian leader with a congregation of 14,000 worshippers in
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ere is part of my life that is so repulsive and dark that I’ve been warring against it all of my adult life” (Haggard, 2006a). Haggard resigned as president of the 30-millionmember National Association of Evangelicals and was dismissed as senior pastor of New Life Church. In less than 24 hours, everything Haggard had worked so hard for during the past 25 years quickly slipped away from him. Figuring someone out involves examining the puzzling, fascinating, and complex components of our innermost selves, our personalities. How did he become a deceiver and a liar?
Personality refers to a combination of long-lasting and distinctive behaviors, thoughts, motives, and emotions that typify how we react and adapt to other people and situations.

On the one hand, personality theories try to explain why Haggard’s personality ended his career as an evangelical pastor. On the other hand, personality theories also try to explain why some individuals have personalities that help them overcome horrendous problems and achieve personal success. One such individual is Charles Dutton.

Changing Personality
How did he change from a criminal to an actor?

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Charles Dutton had been in and out of reform schools since he was 12 years old and was finally sent to prison for manslaughter and illegal possession of a firearm. While in prison, he got into trouble for being a ringleader of a riot and

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