Examination of the Fictitious Character Bart Simpson Using Various Personality Theoretical

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Section I: Presentation of Traits This essay is based on the fictitious character Bart Simpson from the series the Simpsons. Bart is the 10 year old son of Homer and Marge Simpson. He is the eldest of three children; he has two younger sisters Lisa and Maggie. Bart possesses many personality traits; however, this paper will analyse the trait of aggressiveness. This paper will firstly provide two behavioural examples that support Bart’s trait and then analyse this from Jung’s Neo-Freudian, Eysenck’s Biological, and Bandura’s Social-Cognitive theoretical perspectives. Finally, an overall analysis will be provided in regards to Bart’s trait of aggressiveness, this will be achieved by drawing on all of the information from each of the…show more content…
For example a person displaying salient aggressive traits would be located closer to the unstable/neurotic extrovert. In addition, when explaining the differences between extroverts and introverts Eysenck was a proponent of the biological explanation. Eysenck (1967) proposed that introverts have a higher level of activity in particular areas of the brain as opposed to extravert (Larsen & Buss, 2002; Buss, 1995). Basically, Eysenck theorised that low levels of arousal, due to the blocking of certain nervous stimulation, results in the need for higher levels of stimulation (Larsen & Buss, 2002; Buss, 1995). In contrast, the need for lower levels of stimulation is caused by an abnormally reduced flow of certain nervous stimulations (Larsen & Buss, 2002; Buss, 1995). These levels of nervous stimulation were labelled as the resting arousal level (Larsen & Buss, 2002; Buss, 1995). Eysenck concluded that extroverts have a low arousal level, therefore, requiring greater stimulation while introverts have a high arousal level, which in contrast requires less stimulation (Larsen & Buss, 2002; Buss, 1995). These arousal levels are known as a baseline level (Larsen & Buss, 2002; Buss, 1995). In addition, Eysenck stated that there is an optimal level of arousal required for different tasks (Larsen & Buss, 2002; Buss, 1995). In this view introverts and extroverts require different levels of stimulation to carryout tasks as they have different baseline levels When applying

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