Discussion: Personality

Personality and the Grinch

In this discussion, you will post a minimum THREE times. First, in a primary post of between 150-200 words, then at least twice on other posts in the class (at least 75 words each).

STEP 1: Analyze the Grinch’s personality and behavior from any version of the book or movie of How the Grinch Stole Christmas using the psychological perspective or theory of your choice. Watch any version of the Grinch or view this clip below to help you analyze the Grinch’s personality development. Consider the content of this module and the various theories to explain personality, including Freud and the psychodynamic perspective, neo-Freudians like Adler, Erikson, Jung, and Horney, as well as learning, humanistic, and biological approaches. Explain in a paragraph or two which two psychological theories you think best explain the Grinch’s personality characteristics. Include evidences of the Grinch’s behavior as well as details about the perspective.

STEP 2: After you have posted your initial post, return to the discussion to comment on at least TWO other posts. Your comments should be at least 75 words or more and help facilitate the conversation. You can kindly agree or disagree with other responses, comment on what insights you learned from their post, or add thoughts to strengthen their analysis.


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