Personality Theories Applied to John Lennon Case Study by looky

Personality Theories Applied to John Lennon
A psychology case study on John Lennon using the personality theories of Karen Horney, Abraham Maslow, Gordon Allport and Erik Erikson
# 2100 | 5,665 words | 2 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Aug 31, 2001 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Social) , Psychology (General)

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This paper applies the personality theories of Karen Horney, Erik Erikson, Abraham Maslow, and Gordon Allport to the life of John Lennon. The author gives a detailed analysis of the development stages of each theory, how they apply to John Lennon and how they are used to explain, understand as well as predict behavior.

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"Personality is the term used to describe the enduring, stable characteristics of our lives as they are perceived by ourselves and others (Schultz, D. & Schultz, S.,2001). It is consistent throughout our lifetime and across varying situations, and is the driving force behind all our decisions and actions. Formal personality theories are created by psychologists, and are used to explain and understand behavior, as well as predict it. Useful personality theories should be able to be tested, and the results should be used to accept or reject parts of the theory. The best way to test a personality theory is to apply it to a real person, someone who has gone through all the proposed stages or sections of the theory, to see if the components of the theory hold true in real life. A good theory should provide explanations for the various actions and choices that a person has made in their life, a poor theory would leave these questions unanswered."

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