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Thursday, February 5

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Tuesday, September 9

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    Despite all the flaws, House, a board-certified diagnostician with a specialty in nephrology and infectious diseases, is a genius when it comes to solving medical cases. He is described as having a Rubik’s Complex, which is a need to solve things such as puzzles or medical cases. (Gregory House)
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    More recently the Big Five personality traits have been developed through research and analysis as an approach to personality. The five traits are Extroversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness (Friedman, 2009, pg 267). House would score high on extroversion because he is not shy about acting dominant over his co-workers or his patients. While he isn’t sociable he is quite talkative and energetic. House would be very low in agreeableness he is very irritable and untrusting of everyone. He places his self-interest above others, is un-interested in other’s well being (except patients), and often insults people. His conscientiousness is very low as well because he is impulsive, disorderly, and undependable. He is relatively low in neuroticism despite not being the most stable person; he is consistently able to be calm when he faces stress. He also is high in openness due to his wild imagination, wittiness, originality in ideas and his artistic ability; he can play piano quite well and uses this to help solve a case. While he can be shallow and sexist at times he is over all very open to ideas and is constantly trying to solve problems and acquire new knowledge.
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    Friedman, H. S. & Schustack, M. W. (2009). Personality: Classic theories and modern research (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
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Saturday, May 7

  1. page Wayne Rooney edited ... As a child, Rooney played for Liverpool Schoolboys, and Dynamo Brownwings. At the age of ten y…
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    As a child, Rooney played for Liverpool Schoolboys, and Dynamo Brownwings. At the age of ten years old, Rooney joined Everton’s youth team. As he had much success and excelled greatly, he quickly found his way on Everton’s first team in 2002. During his time with Everton, Rooney produced fifteen goals in sixty-seven appearances. After another unsuccessful season for Everton, in 2004, Rooney requested for a transfer because he wanted to win and didn’t feel like he could win with Everton. Two teams created a bidding war for him, just as Newcastle United was thought to have him; Manchester United won the war with a E25.6 million deal. This deal gave Rooney one of his many record breakers, being the highest paid player for someone under twenty years old.
    Rooney made his Manchester United debut on September 24, 2004 where he tallied three goals and an assist in a 6-2 victory. Some other records that Rooney had broken include being the youngest player to make two hundred appearances, youngest player to play for England’s National team, youngest player to score for England’s National team, and youngest player to score in the Euro Cup. Some of these records have since been broken but still is an amazing achievement.
    Rooney has faced a couple of different injuries, including a fractured left and right metatarsal, a hamstring ailment, and other foot injuries. After one foot injury Rooney faced a race to fitness for the 2006 World Cup. England attempted to accelerate his recovery with the use of an oxygen tent which allowed him to enter a group match against Trinidad and Tobago. This shows how committed Rooney is to playing the game that he loves and attempting to make his nation proud. InIn the quarter-finals
    Rooney is known as a very aggressive player, some consider him very, hot-headed. Throughout his career he has received a handful of red cards including a red card and a three game suspension for elbowing another defender in the face. Despite Rooney’s aggressiveness and temper, he can still be looked at as a very successful soccer player thus far. He has many endorsements including deals with Nike, Nokia, Ford, Coca-Cola, and has also appeared on the cover of the UK version of FIFA’s video game five straight years.
    As successful of a career that Rooney has had, he has had to face some off the field drama. In 2004, Rooney admitted to soliciting prostitution in Liverpool. After it became public, Rooney stated, “I was young and stupid. It was at a time when I was very young and immature…” Another situation that Rooney had to face was when two tabloids claimed that Rooney had assaulted his fiancé. Rooney was awarded E100,000 in libel damages from the two tabloids as it proved to be inaccurate information. Rooney donated all the money to a charity. One last event that Rooney had to deal with off the field was when Everton boss, David Moyes sued Rooney for comments that Rooney had made in his autobiography. Rooney paid the money to Moyes and the case was settled. Despite these off the field allegations, Rooney was able to continue to play and not let any of it effect his playing. This shows his psychological characteristic.
    Rooney has had a great career thus far, from 2002-2009, he has 122 goals in 330 appearances not counting his 25 career goals in international play. In addition to possibly having one of the greatest goals in soccer all-time (can be seen in the video above).
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    Another Neo-Analytic psychologist, Alfred Adler, can be associated with inferiority complex. Adler believed that a large part of personality is due to one striving to be the best. Rooney is a clear example of the inferiority complex. As mentioned earlier, Rooney is the kind of person that will do whatever it takes to win, he requested a trade from a team in his early years in the league when he was still trying to prove himself because he didn’t feel he had a good enough chance to win and be superior. Rooney was successful in the trade request and went on to play in one of the leagues best teams and helping them to win the championship.
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    issue greatly.
    Wayne Rooney has had to face issues both on and off the field throughout his life. Some of these issues were more significant then others. One key issue that Rooney has had to battle throughout his career is injuries. He’s had a number of injuries including, a fractured metatarsal, hamstring ailment, in addition to many other injuries. After one foot injury Rooney faced a race to fitness for the 2006 World Cup. His country’s team, England, attempted to accelerate his recovery with the use of an oxygen tent which allowed him to enter a group match against Trinidad and Tobago. Despite these injuries Rooney never seemed to lose focus or feel down about himself, he stepped up to these issues and did not allow them to affect his play.
    Rooney has faced some off the field issues too. In 2004, Rooney admitted to soliciting prostitution in Liverpool. After it became public, Rooney stated, “I was young and stupid. It was at a time when I was very young and immature…” Another situation that Rooney had to face was when two tabloids claimed that Rooney had assaulted his fiancé. Rooney was awarded E100,000 in libel damages from the two tabloids as it proved to be inaccurate information. Rooney donated all the money to a charity. One last event that Rooney had to deal with off the field was when a former team of Rooney, Everton, had their owner, David Moyes sue Rooney for comments that Rooney had made in his autobiography. Rooney paid the money to Moyes and the case was settled. Despite these off the field allegations, Rooney was able to continue to play and not let any of it affect his playing or his self worth.
    Wayne Rooney can definitely relate to what Carl Rogers describes a fully functioning person is a person who leads an…exciting, and courageous life (Friedman, 2009, p. 303). Wayne Rooney has proven himself to fit this role in a precise way. As big as soccer is in England, Rooney has taken on these obstacles and refused to allow them to affect his play and his self worth. These issues may cause others to collapse and/or give up their goals in life to be the best that they can be.
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    professional games.
    When a soccer player receives a red card in a soccer game, they are ejected from the game at the time of when the red card was given and their team has to play down a man. In to that they are suspended for at least the following game. In order for a player to receive a red card, there are really only two ways, one way is receiving two yellow cards which the first yellow card received is a warning, and the second way is a straight red card without receiving a yellow card prior. In order to receive either a red or yellow card, one must either commit a very hard and illegal foul, or argue with the referee, or any other extenuating circumstance that needs to be dealt with other then just simply calling a foul. Although yellow cards are very common in soccer one can’t really get penalized for it as it is just a warning.
    For Rooney to understand the punishment or what a red card could result in shows his self-control. His behavior on the field is greatly influenced by the punishment rules of the red card system. He knows the reward of not getting a red card means it not only benefits him because he gets to play, but it benefits his team as they need him. It is very interesting to see that compared to his relatively high number of yellow cards he has received throughout his career (89), only receiving 4 red cards is pretty remarkable. This seems to be true due to the high level of intensity each game is played, there are high emotions and constant pressure to succeed and yet Rooney is still able to keep his emotions in check due to the fact or reward and punishment.
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  2. page Wayne Rooney edited ... When the Neo-Analytic approach is used, one of the main contributors is most often always used…
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    When the Neo-Analytic approach is used, one of the main contributors is most often always used, Carl Jung. One thing that he is known for when it comes to the Neo-Analytic approach are archetypes, which are powerful emotional symbols. Due to these emotional patterns, they cause us to predisposition ourselves to react in certain ways (Friedman, 2009, p. 113).
    One of Jung’s archetypes that can fit Wayne Rooney’s personality is the persona and shadow archetype. The persona part of this archetype can explain how we present ourselves on the outside whereas the shadow part is how we actually feel on the inside. This persona and shadow archetype can be seen in Rooney when he is dealing with the media and public. Being an elite athlete as Rooney is, especially in England, Rooney must try to display a good image of himself to the public and media both on and off the field. An interesting thing to point out however is that although Rooney does a pretty good job dealing with his shadow image, there are times when his shadow image breaks through his persona image, again, both on and off the field. A perfect example of this was stated in his biography above when dealing with his club teammate on the field and getting a red card for his actions.
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    the championship.
    Humanistic / Existential Perspective
    Existentialism is defined as an area of philosophy that is concerned with the meaning of human existence (Friedman, 2009, p. 294). In other words, how an individual feels about their self worth. Wayne Rooney deals with this issue greatly.
    Wayne Rooney has had to face issues both on and off the field throughout his life. Some of these issues were more significant then others. One key issue that Rooney has had to battle throughout his career is injuries. He’s had a number of injuries including, a fractured metatarsal, hamstring ailment, in addition to many other injuries. After one foot injury Rooney faced a race to fitness for the 2006 World Cup. His country’s team, England, attempted to accelerate his recovery with the use of an oxygen tent which allowed him to enter a group match against Trinidad and Tobago. Despite these injuries Rooney never seemed to lose focus or feel down about himself, he stepped up to these issues and did not allow them to affect his play.
    Rooney has faced some off the field issues too. In 2004, Rooney admitted to soliciting prostitution in Liverpool. After it became public, Rooney stated, “I was young and stupid. It was at a time when I was very young and immature…” Another situation that Rooney had to face was when two tabloids claimed that Rooney had assaulted his fiancé. Rooney was awarded E100,000 in libel damages from the two tabloids as it proved to be inaccurate information. Rooney donated all the money to a charity. One last event that Rooney had to deal with off the field was when a former team of Rooney, Everton, had their owner, David Moyes sue Rooney for comments that Rooney had made in his autobiography. Rooney paid the money to Moyes and the case was settled. Despite these off the field allegations, Rooney was able to continue to play and not let any of it affect his playing or his self worth.
    Wayne Rooney can definitely relate to what Carl Rogers describes a fully functioning person is a person who leads an…exciting, and courageous life (Friedman, 2009, p. 303). Wayne Rooney has proven himself to fit this role in a precise way. As big as soccer is in England, Rooney has taken on these obstacles and refused to allow them to affect his play and his self worth. These issues may cause others to collapse and/or give up their goals in life to be the best that they can be.
    Behaviorist Theory
    One view of the behaviorist theory comes from Pavlov. His concept of classical conditioning, explains associations between certain behaviors and rewards and punishments ((Friedman, 2009, p. 191). Wayne Rooney, since he made his professional soccer debut in the 2001-2002 season through the on-going season right now has received, only 4 red cards and 89 yellow cards in 390 combined games (ESPN, 2011). These games include international, World Cup, and basic regular professional games.
    When a soccer player receives a red card in a soccer game, they are ejected from the game at the time of when the red card was given and their team has to play down a man. In to that they are suspended for at least the following game. In order for a player to receive a red card, there are really only two ways, one way is receiving two yellow cards which the first yellow card received is a warning, and the second way is a straight red card without receiving a yellow card prior. In order to receive either a red or yellow card, one must either commit a very hard and illegal foul, or argue with the referee, or any other extenuating circumstance that needs to be dealt with other then just simply calling a foul. Although yellow cards are very common in soccer one can’t really get penalized for it as it is just a warning.
    For Rooney to understand the punishment or what a red card could result in shows his self-control. His behavior on the field is greatly influenced by the punishment rules of the red card system. He knows the reward of not getting a red card means it not only benefits him because he gets to play, but it benefits his team as they need him. It is very interesting to see that compared to his relatively high number of yellow cards he has received throughout his career (89), only receiving 4 red cards is pretty remarkable. This seems to be true due to the high level of intensity each game is played, there are high emotions and constant pressure to succeed and yet Rooney is still able to keep his emotions in check due to the fact or reward and punishment.

    Discussion
    The above approaches are the best ways to describe someone like Wayne Rooney. Wayne Rooney has created an image for himself that many people either love or hate. Despite his remarkable success in soccer, he has had to face many on and off the field obstacles that he has created for himself because of his personality. Using the trait approach, we were able to learn how interesting he is. Throughout each aspect of the Big Five, we learned that Rooney was either low in each aspect or pretty much right in the middle. Due to these findings its interesting to see why he has had as much success as he has had and create a love or hate image for himself.
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Friday, April 29

  1. msg Response to Charlie Sheen message posted Response to Charlie Sheen I agree with some of Rebecca’s analysis of the Trait-Skill Approach. Sheen is undoubtedly driven by…
    Response to Charlie Sheen
    I agree with some of Rebecca’s analysis of the Trait-Skill Approach. Sheen is undoubtedly driven by a need for exhibition and power, however the other two motives have less evidence. Sheen was a good actor, and has frequently made his way into the spotlight, despite most of the attention being negative. As Rebecca mentioned, he is currently the highest-paid actor and yet he is still requesting more more; threatening to sue CBS. The only reason I am contesting his drive for achievement and affiliation is that, besides his career, Sheen isn’t entirely successful in aspects of life. Charlie has a history of DUI’s, domestic violence, failed marriages, drug use, and anger problems. From a societal view he isn’t successful, and even now people aren’t noticing him because he is being looked up to. He is practically a comedian with his outlandish remarks and rants on television.

    As for the Neo-Analytic Perspective, I agree with Rebecca’s analysis of Sheen demonstrating the superiority complex. He has a very exaggerated opinion of himself, adamantly describing himself as invincible and greater then the average human. These claims are completely absurd, with his “winning” attitude and “tiger blood” phrases that he uses to describe himself. In terms of Horney’s contribution to the personality theory of psychology, Sheen’s ideal self is much better then the real thing; his delusions of grandeur are exhibited in an interview where he explains how he has consumed enough drugs to kill the average human, but he is above overdosing so it didn’t effect him. He denies any flaws in his personality, rejecting the despised self. However, the media doesn’t let him forget his shortcomings, so it is a barrier he creates to block out the negative publicity. I think Rebecca gave a spot-on analysis of Sheen’s personality,which has blossomed thanks to recent news coverage and numerous interviews.
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  2. msg Mike Apotsos message posted Mike Apotsos I found this article’s application of the psychoanalytical approach to be very interesting. A…
    Mike Apotsos
    I found this article’s application of the psychoanalytical approach to be very interesting. At first I did not agree with the article’s claim that Stewie has an undeveloped ego, but I was persuaded by the article’s examples. I do suppose many of his violent outbursts could be attributed to his ego’s inability to properly balance his id and superego. I also like the claim that Stewie is experiencing Oedipus phenomena. This is one way to explain Stewie’s perpetual drive to murder his mother. Though, I felt the claim that Stewie’s mother represents Stewie’s dependency to him better explained this particular drive. Stewie without a doubt is self conscious of any way he is dependent, always frustrated with the shortcomings he faces being a baby. It makes so much sense to attribute this insecurity to what drives him to continuously try to kill his mother. I also like the articles noting of the time Stewie tried to kill another child who could swim significantly better than him. This act is a significant example of how Stewie resorts to irrational methods when dealing with any unwanted feelings.
    I also liked the article’s application of trait perspectives to Stewie’s personality. The use of Carl Jung’s functions and attitudes is implemented particularly well. Though I liked the support of Stewie as an INTJ with the McStroke episode, I also would’ve noted the time Stewie battles his evil twin at the playground by rallying up school children to command in his makeshift army. The mentioning of Stewie’s tendency to view himself as solely competent in situations is also a great example of how his ignorance holds back his intelligence. I also appreciated many of the claims made by the article utilizing the Big Five scale. I also would place Stewie in the middle for extroversion, though I would have theorized that Stewie’s tendency to view himself as superior in intellect as a possible factor that drives him to avoid socializing with others.
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  3. msg Response: Brian Tamburello message posted Response: Brian Tamburello When looking through the list of characters and famous people from popular culture my peers had sel…
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    When looking through the list of characters and famous people from popular culture my peers had selected to analyze, I was surprised by the great range of personalities expressed. I was particularly intrigued to read an assessment from Marie Rizio on the sociopath, serial killer Dexter Morgan from the television show, Dexter.
    As I read Rizio’s analysis, I found myself nodding my head in agreement with the conclusions she’d drawn about this interesting murderer and his unusual set of morals and behaviors. One particular idea that I liked and definitely agreed with was the application of Jung’s theory of introversion and extraversion to Dexter’s character. Based on his unusual enjoyment of killing people, Dexter is forced to be an introvert; people can’t know about his illegal addiction, so he can’t open up to others, forcing himself to turn inward. The introversion is something Dexter embraces wholly, by choosing a rather solitary career, entering a relationship solely to avoid detection, and spending as much time alone as possible. This was one of many conclusions in this paper that I found it easy to agree with.
    Overall I agreed with much of Rizio’s review of Dexter’s behavior and personality, but I wasn’t sure I fully accepted her application of the Psychoanalytic Theory his life. I believe that Dexter was basically born without the Superego. He has no innate concept of morality and he is unable to be taught the ability to reason through morally conflicting situations, as most children have been. Instead, his adoptive father had to give Dexter an artificial Superego, Harry’s Code, to replace the missing moral code and lack of understanding of societal norms. In the show, many of Dexter’s thoughts are made known to the viewer, so it is clear how unnatural to Dexter the typical and expected behaviors of normal humans are. Without the faux construct of the Superego, Dexter’s Id would be free to indulge its bloodlust; he is constantly driven by the will of his Id, which is held in check only by Harry’s Code, his false Superego.
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  4. msg Response: Brian Tamburello message posted Response: Brian Tamburello Gregory House, M.D. is one of the most intriguing characters on television today. His personality i…
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    Gregory House, M.D. is one of the most intriguing characters on television today. His personality is so interesting because it is opposite from what most people think of when they consider the traits of a good doctor. Most people think of doctors as good societal role models, kind people who want to help the less fortunate. House, on the other hand, is mainly motivated by his curiosity and interest in solving the puzzles of unknown disease rather than an interest in doing good. This is interesting for many people to watch because it challenges their pre-conceived notions of doctors and points out again how different people can be.
    I really liked Banda’s claim that House is choleric in nature. House is extremely irritable and neurotic. He doesn’t really like to be in the company of others; it’s as if he views himself as better than everyone else. He is a great leader because he never gives up on a case. No matter what, House is interested in the goal of determining the cause of the person’s illness; his eyes are always focused on the end goal of curing the patient, no matter what the cost to himself, his team, or even his patient.
    One aspect described in the paper that I disagreed with had to do with House’s use of the projection defense mechanism. Banda claimed that House believes that everyone lies since he is forced to lie all of the time in his personal life. Though I agree with the other defense mechanisms the author expresses as being used by House, I tend to disagree with Banda because I don’t see House’s assessment of other people as a use of projection. I think House makes the claim about people being liars because he has much experience dealing with patients and has a very jaded sense of humanity. House is just observant and honest about people’s typical natures. Additionally, he acknowledges that he lies, so it cannot be claimed that he is just projecting his lies onto others.
    8:51 pm
  5. msg Colin Powell - Biota Hung message posted Colin Powell - Biota Hung The hero and shadow archetypes are a good representation of the inner conflict that Colin Powell pr…
    Colin Powell - Biota Hung
    The hero and shadow archetypes are a good representation of the inner conflict that Colin Powell probably felt as an individual who held a great deal of power, particularly the representation of him as a hero who desired to serve his country. However, while certainly in some respect his personality must have contained both archetypes, I wouldn't necessarily attribute his affirmation of the Iraq invasion to be part of his shadow archetype. Since the shadow archetype, according to the textbook, is "the dark and unacceptable side of personality--the shameful desires and motives that we would rather not admit," and we don't necessarily know his intentions, it seems harsh to assume that he had ulterior motives for what he did. If you are inciting a whole nation to go to war with another, it would almost be inhuman not to have some sort of doubt, no matter how justified.

    In terms of Jung's theory on attitudes, I don't believe we can definitively say that Colin Powell's dominant attitude would be extroversion. The textbook describes an extrovert with saying, "The 'feeling' tendencies of the person would be directed outward. The person would make friends readily, would tend to be loud, and would be easily swayed by the emotional feelings of others." And the fact of the matter is that in the news in the past we would generally hear of what he had done but not necessarily how he had done it or in what manner he had behaved. While I agree that as a political figure, his job description is heavily involved with interactions with other individuals, that doesn't mean that automatically all political figures must be predominantly extroverted in order to be successful. However, I do agree that as a public figure, he must have had to dedicate significant amounts of his libido to properly do his job, regardless of what his predominant attitude is.
    8:49 pm

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