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    What About Bob Analysis

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    I chose the movie What About Bob to do a review on. The movie stars Bill Murray portraying Bob Wiley, that I will write about later on in the paper. Bob Wiley has an array of psychological problems that are shown through actions and inactions, which is where another character comes into play, his psychologist Dr. Marvin. In the movie, Dr. Marvin is played by Richard Dreyfuss, who has an appointment with Bob Wiley prior to leaving for vacation. While in the interview with Bob he asks him a few questions about what he experiences psychologically and offers him temporary help with a book called “Baby Steps”, as Dr. Marvin is planning on leaving on a family vacation for a month. Bob has very obviously grown an attachment to Dr. Marvin as the lengths…

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    Case Study Bob

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    Bob is a 23 year old male client presenting to therapy for complaints around anger control, socializing and an inability to focus. As Bob is a student, one of the complaints that most concerns him is his inability to study and perform in school. Bob comes from a family of upper middle class family of scholars but only one member of the family presenting with psychotic illness but is still highly functional. Bob has grown up in a nuclear family with one sister. Growing up Bob was described as a…

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    What About Bob Wiley

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    In the movie What About Bob?, Bob Wiley is a middle-aged male, whom exerts different types of mental behaviors, altering his personality, and encompasses many different fears, including hypochondriasis, which is of his utmost importance. He has met with several psychologists previously, but claims that none have helped him very well, until his recent connection with Dr. Leo Marvin. His personality is composed of self-anxiety, coinciding with the need for having immediate family, which provokes…

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    What About Bob Psychology

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    The film I chose to critique was: "What About Bob?". This film is based on the relationship sustained between a psychiatrist (Dr. Leo Marlin) and his client (Bob Whaley). The main problem presented in this film is the lack of proper boundaries between the professional and the client. The problems escalate through the film as the patient continues to cross boundaries forcibly, and engaging in a multiple relationship with the psychiatrist. Initially the psychiatrist attempted to stop Bob; however,…

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    In the film, What About Bob?, many examples of psychological disorders are displayed in order to convey the significance of anxiety and the effect it can have on one’s life. The main character, Bob Wiley, suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, multiple phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Each of these anxiety disorders significantly interferes with Wiley’s everyday life and causes him to go to great lengths in order to receive the help he so desperately needs. Due to his many…

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    Chances are most of what you think you know about therapy is misinterpreted in the media. Why? Because our culture’s negative view of what happens in therapy is primarily based on fictional psychologists. Fictional psychologists were introduced to film in 1931 and since then have been interpreted in film in a variety of ways. Unfortunately in most films, psychologists are portrayed in a negative way. A 1991 film called What About Bob? has been analyzed by psychologists and film critics over the…

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    What About Bob? portrays realistic psychological disorders from a comedic perspective, through the main character, Bob Wiley. Despite the gross exaggeration of some of Bob’s dysfunctional traits, the film does an exceptional job conveying the reality of these disorders and the affects associated with them. It is very apparent from the get-go that Bob Wiley suffers from numerous psychological disorders; specifically, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Agoraphobia, Hypochondriasis, Anxiety and…

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    We first saw Nollsy on our screens as a contestant on the first season of Australian Idol in 2003. Unfortunately, he was runner up to the grand prize which got taken by Guy Sebastian. This fuelled what is probably the biggest…

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    Pony Boy Monologue

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    the first person I could really talk to about how I feel about this stupid social division we have to go by. Even though he doesn’t really understand how we Socs have problems too, I can see that he at least sort of understands- not completely, but just a little… Knowing that he sort of understands is a mixed feeling of relief and just a bit of an absurd feeling as well, I mean, a Soc and a greaser actually having a nice conversation..I didn’t expect him to actually understand at all, but I…

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    John Oakwood Theory

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    Years have passed since the kidnapping of the young girl in the park, almost everyone has moved on but some still blame themselves for it. It has been told that she had died along with the clown that took her, but some say that they have seen her playing at the park or running in the woods, but theses tales were false due to the lack of people seeing this. Many days later Police Officer SGT. John Oakwood, the new guy in the town, was assigned to the clown case due to the disappearance of…

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