Psychology & Popular Culture


We are embarking on a study of personality and how it is shaped and defined. Consider the theories of Sigmund Freud (Schultz & Schultz, 2017, pp. 43-47, 51-57) and Carl Jung (Schultz & Schultz, 2017, pp. 86-96), who both focused their ideas surrounding personality on the primacy of unconscious forces in personality development.

For this week’s assignment seek out an example from popular culture (which can include, but is not necessarily limited to, television, film, literature, and/or graphic novel/comic book) that illustrates one, or perhaps both, of their ideas in action. Then discuss the ways that the chosen media reflects these concepts.

In other words, think about this: Which media, such as movies, television shows, books, or other writings are influenced by or are written about the theories of Sigmund Freud or Carl Jung? Once you have found an example, then think about, research, and describe in writing, how your choice reflects Jung and Freud’s concepts.

There are two important parts of this assignment. One is to be sure you understand Freud and Jung’s concepts in our text. The other is to understand how this theory can be applied to the movie, book, or other resource you have chosen to research.


Reference #1: 

Schultz, D. P. & Schultz, S. E.. (2017).  Theories of personality. Cengage Learning.


Reference #2: Media chosen

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