Personality Disorders

  • Cable Guy Playin Basketball

    In this clip from the film The Cable Guy, Jim Carrey plays basketball according to prison rules by being physically and verbally aggressive. He elbows, pushes, and trips others to benefit his team. Throughout the film, Carreys character fails to conform to social norms, uses aliases, and disregards the safety of himself and others. Of the disorders in Cluster B…

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  • Conduct Disorder Song

    This song attempts to use musical therapy to understand conduct disorder. Described are an adolescents actions, which are features of conduct disorder in the DSM. The song also covers conduct disorder treatment and desired outcomes. The chorus is Conduct disorder, conduct disorder also called CD / it doesnt mean that a person is bad, they just need help from therapy.…

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  • Borderline Personality Disorder

    This clip shows Becky, who has borderline personality disorder. The disorder is briefly described. Becky discusses her interactions with others, including her need for physical contact from trusted friends and family, and her physical manifestation of her unhappiness self-mutilation (cutting). Therapy has helped Becky develop healthier ways to cope with her anxiety. She discusses her self- versus public image and…

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  • Jessica Rabbit Why Dont You Do Right?

    Analyze the character Jessica Rabbit, an animated seductress, in this clip from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Jessica sings to a room of men who show their admiration in whistles and stares; Jessica uses her beauty to manipulate those around her and presents herself as a victim. What criteria of histrionic personality disorder does Jessica exhibit in her interactions with the…

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  • Social Networking Sites and Narcissism

    San Diego State University: According to a national poll of over 1,000 college students, 57% agreed that that people in their generation use social networking sites (i.e. Facebook, Twitter and MySpace) for self-promotion, narcissism and attention seeking. Dr. Jean Twenge (associate professor of psychology) utilized YouthPolls to ask questions about the student generation and social networking sites. The survey asked:…

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  • Avoidant Personality Disorder

    This animated student project shows the lifespan of someone with avoidant personality disorder. An animated character, a junior park ranger, seems distraught as he goes about his work. His telephone has cobwebs on it and his appearance (in person and in photos) expresses his unhapiness. It rewinds to his childhood, showing a parent who harshly scolded him as a child.…

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  • Bob Wiley: The Man with Dependent Personality Disorder

    In this clip from What About Bob?, Bob Wiley sees Dr. Leo Marvin, a psychiatrist, because he is unable to make any decisions, among many other issues. Bob seeks Dr. Marvin out and disrupts a Marvin family vacation by joining them in New Hampshire. Does Bob exhibit signs of dependent personality disorder? What features of the disorder, according to the…

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  • Howard Hughes Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Leonardo DiCaprio impersonates Howard Hughes in the film The Aviator. He shows considerable obsessions with control over his food, environment, etc. Not only does his own appearance bother him, but he also is disturbed by others around him who are slightly unkempt. What obsessive compulsive symptoms did Howard Hughes exhibit in this clip? What are the DSM-IV criteria for OCD?

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  • Freak Out This Summer With All New MONK!

    Adrian Monk, a former San Francisco police detective, suffers from OCD as he helps solve various crimes and murders around the city. As shown in the clip, Monk is compelled to make everything (including himself) clean and orderly. How and why does someone become phobic of so many everyday situations? Why do people often develop OCD? Monk always had issues…

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