Tag Archives: personality

Personality- Id, Ego, Superego- Donald Duck

Here’s another id, ego, superego example, this time with Donald Duck. Advertisements

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Defense Mechanisms- Friends

Ross shows a bit of denial then reaction formation when he catches Joey and Rachel kissing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06PJ-V0QAJE

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Defense Mechanisms- Friends

Perhaps a little displacement going on as Mr. Stephens (Bruce Willis) substitutes his dad’s hugs for hugs from Joey and Chandler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJVZNy7Kbr4

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Defense Mechanisms- Friends

In this clip we get several defense mechanisms.  Rationalization from Chandler, a tiny bit of intellectualization from Rachel, then some rationalization from both of them, and a little regression from both too!  Since Friends hit Netflix, many of my students … Continue reading

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Defense Mechanisms- Anchor Man

Jack Black’s character is angry at Will Farrel’s Ron Burgundy.  Black’s character displaces his anger onto Burgundy’s beloved pet, Baxter, by tossing the dog into the water.  While displacement doesn’t  occur consciously, this could be an adequate clip.

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Defense Mechanisms- Step Brothers

In this clip, Richard regresses to a child like state when his mom tells him she’s getting married.

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Personality–The Big Bang Theory

In this clip, Amy asks Penny about Freud’s theory of penis envy.  She also mentions her night terrors.

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Personality (Oedipus)–Dinosaurs

This show from the 90’s depicts classic Oedipus type issues.  The dad gives the baby a baseball bat, presumably to have a “male” item to relate to the child.  The baby dino bonks dad over the head with it and … Continue reading

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Personality–The Big Bang Theory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV6DpJKW6a0 Sheldon sits down to have Leonard conduct a therapy session.  However, the roles get reversed.  They make several references to personality theory that could make for a fun introduction or 3 minute break during this unit.

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