Characters on the Couch: Exploring Psychology through Literature and Film, 1st Edition

  • Dean A. Haycock
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  • ISBN-10: 144083699X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440836992
  • DDC: 801.92
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 316 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released January 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Providing intriguing insights for students, film buffs, and readers of various genres of fiction, this fascinating book delves into the psychology of 100 well-known fictional characters.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Character Profiles.
1: Mental and Personality Disorders.
2: Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
3: Psychotic Disorders.
4: Bipolar Disorder.
5: Depressive Disorders.
6: Anxiety Disorders.
7: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
8: Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders.
9: Dissociative Disorders.
10: Somatic Symptoms.
11: Eating Disorders.
12: Sleep-Wake Disorder.
13: Gender Dysphoria.
14: Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders.
15: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders.
16: Neurocognitive Disorders.
17: Personality Disorders.
18: Paraphilic Disorders.
19: Other Disorders and Syndromes.
20: Positive Psychological Traits.
21: Negative Psychological Traits and Features.
22: Emotional Instability/Neuroticism.
23: Freudian Themes.
24: Psychologists in Films.
25: Psychological Growth, Development, Maturity, Loss, and Aging.
Appendix A: List of Characters and Their Psychological Traits.
Appendix B: The VIA Classification of Character Strengths.
Glossary of Psychological and Literary Terms.
Sources and Recommended Readings.
About the Author.