Introduction to Personality Media Analysis Worksheet

Introduction to Personality Media Analysis Worksheet

Name: Class: PSY-255 Date:

Introduction to Personality Media Analysis

The purpose of this assignment is to get students thinking about how personality impacts real life behaviors outside the classroom. Using any of the resources you have available, read, listen to, or watch a short documentary on a specific criminal of your choice. Ensure the media is factual. When making a choice consider the wide variety of crimes a person may engage in; violent crime, property crime, white-collar crime, organized crime, and “victimless” crime.

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  1. Identify the following.

Location of the media (Youtube, Netflix, PBS, GCU Library, etc):

Title of the media:

Name of the criminal:

Crime(s) committed:

 

  1. Provide a brief 3-5 sentence description of the individual. Provide the information you think someone will need to understand who this person is, consider demographics and psychological data. Introduction to Personality Media Analysis Worksheet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Provide a brief 3-5 sentence description as to why you think this person engaged in the acts identified in the media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Using chapter 1 of the textbook, identify the theory/ies of personality that appear/s to best fit your description.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Glance ahead in the text. Briefly examine the chapter connected to the theory that appeared closest to your personal view of human nature. Introduction to Personality Media Analysis Worksheet. Use some of the ideas presented in that chapter to explain why the individual engaged in criminal activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Based on the description of your preferred theory, what additional information might you need to confirm whether this individual fits the theory identified? What sort of questions might be helpful to ask during an intake interview? Introduction to Personality Media Analysis Worksheet