Freudian Psychology in the book Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Apply psychological theory in the exploration of a book This assignment provides an opportunity to apply psychological theory in the exploration of a book or film. You many choose a film or book of special interest. The book or film should have content that can be meaningfully explored through application of psychological theory and research. You can look at some of the later chapters in the text that deal with emotion, motivation, personality, the development of the individual over the life span, health and stress, and psychological disorders and treatment, so that you have a more complete idea of different concepts that might apply. You might pick a movie or book in which the main character suffers from a psychological disorder or is merely trying to cope with the everyday stress of life. You might discuss defense mechanisms or refer to developmental stages in the person’s life that might have been important, or consider the effects of abuse, alcoholism and addiction, etc. You can approach the subject matter from different perspectives—psychoanalytical, biological, behavioral, cognitive, and/or sociocultural. You can discuss the role emotion, memory, or motivation plays in the character’s development, or the importance of the environment, and influences such as racism and sexism. Note that this is a research-based paper, and the film or book provides only the backdrop for research on a psychological topic.

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