Movie Analysis : ' Dance Moms '

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Slide 1: Personality Personality is made up of the characteristic patterns of thoughts, feeling and behaviours that make a person unique (Cherry, 2015). Although no single definition is acceptable to all personality theorists, it is agreed that personality is a pattern of relative permanent traits and unique characteristics that give both consistency and individuality to a person’s behaviour (Feist and Feist, 2009). Slide 2: Abby Lee Miller The hit reality television show, ‘Dance Moms’ shows the life of a junior elite dance team taught by Abby Lee Miller. Throughout the show, Abby is portrayed as a loud and aggressive dance teacher obsessed with her team winning. Abby is most notably known for her aggressive and non-empathetic approach to creating amazing dancers, but is constantly questioned id this is the best teaching approach for 6-14 year olds. Slide 3: Trait theory Trait theory is one of the most critically debated fields of personality studies. Many psychologists have theorised using the trait theory approach to personality, which promotes the difference between individuals. Hans Eysenck developed a model of personality based on 3 set traits. Unlike other theories, Eysenck only used 3 universal traits to describe an individual’s personality, they are: Introversion- Extraversion, which focus on whether an individual focuses on their inner or outer world. Neuroticism-Emotional Stability focuses on a person’s moodiness versus even-temperedness. Psychoticism refers to an

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