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Transcript of SHELDON COOPER
By Tamika Norris & Vivian Chau
THE COOPER FAMILY:
STRUCTURE OF PERSONALITY
SHELDON : ID
PSYCHOSEXUAL STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT
Birth - 1 Year
Seeks pleasure from stimulating the mouth
Does not apply to Sheldon
1 - 3 Years
3 - 6 Years
6 - Puberty
LACK OF SOCIAL SKILLS
Puberty - Death
BIG FIVE THEORY
Open to experience
vs. not open
OPEN TO EXPERIENCE
NAME: Sheldon Lee Cooper
AGE: 29 years
HAIR COLOUR: Brown
EYE COLOUR: Blue
INTELLIGENCE: IQ of 187 (child prodigy)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Galveston, Texas (K-Mart)
RELIGION: Evangelic Christian (agnostic)
PROFESSION: Theoretical Physicist
• Mother: Mary Cooper
• Father: George Cooper (passed away)
• Has a brother and a twin sister whom mother’s claim to be as “dumb as soup”
• Close relationship with “Mee-Ma” and “Pop-Pop”
• Contrasts strongly as none of them are scientist nor intellectuals
According to his mother, Sheldon has her eyes, his daddy’s temper and “all that science stuff” comes from Jesus.
Lack of social skills
Lack of common sense
Inability to lie
Cannot keep secrets
Rarely understands sarcasm
1856 - 1939
One of most influential psychologists
Practiced self-analysis which led him to a deep understanding of personality development
Wealth knowledge on workings of the mind
Needs and wants
Makes child happy
Demanding to have needs met
Distinguishes between fact & fantasy
Realistic and logical
Needs cannot always be satisfied
Determines right from wrong
Judges thoughts, feelings and actions according to morals and ideas in society.
Rarely thinks about others
Needs must be met immediately
Lack of empathy
Failure to complete this stage results in:
Harsh or lenient treatment during toilet training stage, shapes personality.
Shows adults their independence
Follows a schedule everyday
Result of the strict control from the anal stage
Attraction towards the parent of the opposite sex
Boys see their father as a rival for their mother's affections
Girls see their mothers as a rival for their father's affections
Children change their interests to the social interactions with peers
Plays with the same gender of friends
Not interested in socialisation
Interested in science and knowledge
Superior because he is smarter than others
Develop a mature relationship with the opposite sex
Freud believes sex is a motivation and they get pleasure from it
Sheldon sees Amy as another superior and intellectual person like himself
Rigid and inflexible
Needs to be in control
Rules & Regulations
Lack of empathy
Habitual and obsessive personality
Aphephobia - fear of human contact
Mysophobia - fear of others touching his food
Ornithophobia - fear of birds
Hypochondrasis - fear of being sick
Germophobia - fear of germs
Sheldon makes fun of Howard for not having a doctorate.
Share a apartment
She lives in the apartment across the hallway
Acknowledges Penny as a close friend.
Considers Sheldon as a close friend although he hates many of the ways Sheldon behaves in situations.
Amy Farrah Fowler:
Girlfriend later in the show
Sheldon views Amy as another superior version of himself
• Rarely shows bad feelings of aggression self-pity or anger.
• Very Rational
• His social circle is small
• Contains bad social skills
• Very talkative when he is talking to people in which he knows
• Not willing to take part in social activities or events.
• Very curious
• Some of his interests are beyond his age
• He sees himself as a superhero
• He takes humour of the images and pictures in his head
• Places himself in front of everybody.
• Not willing to try and understand others.
• He always asks his friends to do what he likes, however he never participates in their likes.
• Very hard to win him over to doing something out of his schedule.
• Does not believe other people because he does not think they are smart enough.
• Compares himself with the smartest guy
• Follows a schedule
• Always completes a
• Tries to do notable things