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Kurt Cobain

HP2500 Personality

Atiqah Lee

on 11 October 2012

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(1967-1994) Nirvana 1988 guitarist Aberdeen drugs died young 1967-1994 SUICIDE attention deficit disorder Kim O'Connor withdrawn ATTENTION- SEEKING ARTISTICALLY homosexual? BISEXUAL? BipolaR hostility anxiety SELF-HATRED How? Patterns of suicidal behaviour Great uncles: Burle & Kenneth Grandfather Many Cobain men abused alcohol & were violent Definition Interference with developmentally appropriate social, academic or occupational functioning. Persistent pattern of inattention 90% of children with a full diagnosis of ADHD shared it with their twin neurotransmitter dopamine Who? Guardian of Frances Bean Cobain Stayed with mum when parents divorced Kurt's sister Changed last name to O'Connor Non shared environment Moving Away Parents divorced Psychoanalytic Social Theory KAREN HORNEY Neurotic needs: Talented at a young age playing piano by ear Often complimented by teachers drawing poems Music need for achievement works hard for nominations worries about how people would receive his music pretending to be gay eventually married Courtney Love Controversy "claimed" to be homosexual at 14 Advocate for gay rights Detached ambition and personal achievement self-sufficiency perfection and unassailability self-destructive actions and impulses
self-frustration & merciless self-accusation
relentless demands on self Eysenck's Big Three Psychoticism (vs Tender-mindedness) : High
Neuroticism (vs Stability) : High
Extraversion (vs Introversion) : Low & High gifted NEO-ANALYTICAL BIOLOGICAL DISPOSITIONAL APPROACHES -Kurt Cobain Henry Murray
Need for achievement
Need for power
Need for affiliation Manic State Depressive State Definition Bipolar I: 1 or more manic/mixed episodes Assumption:
Social & cultural conditions especially childhood experiences , are largely responsible for shaping personality Basic Hostility unsatisfied needs for love and affection during childhood
hostility towards parents Basic anxiety Basic Intrapsychic Conflict Idealized self-image
Self-hatred Personality Types Ways to combat anxiety Moving toward
Moving against
Moving away Neurotics rigidly rely on one Compliant
Detached Neurotics compulsive behavior generates Bibliography Biography.com. (2012). Kurt Cobain. Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/kurt-cobain-9542179 Bipolar-Lives.com. (n.d.). Kurt Cobain and Manic Depression. Retrieved from http://www.bipolar-lives.com/kurt-cobain-and-manic-depression.html Illinois Valley Community College. (n.d.). Psychoanalytic Social Theory – Karen Horney [PDF document]. Retrieved from http://www.ivcc.edu/uploadedFiles/_faculty/_mangold/Horney%20and%20Psychoanalytic%20Social%20Theory.pdf Jackson, M. (2005). Kurt Cobain’s Journals: Masturbating Problems. Retrieved from http://moejackson.com/2005/01/30/2005-01-30-kurt-cobains-journals-masturbating-problems/ Martin, M. (2005). Kurt Cobain. Minnesota: Capstone Press. Midwestern State University. (n.d.). Eysenck’s Trait Theory [Powerpoint slides]. Retrieved from http://www.google.com.sg/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=9&ved=0CHsQFjAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Ffaculty.mwsu.edu%2Fpsychology%2Fpaul.guthrie%2Fpowerpoint%2Feysenck.ppt&ei=cvx1UIz7Moi8rAedk4HADw&usg=AFQjCNEiwKT8wwPQb1bTElNAC7HSc3tkng NNDB: Tracking The Entire World. (n.d.). Kurt Cobain. Retrieved from http://www.nndb.com/people/939/000025864/ Tremblay, P. (n.d.). The Suicide of Kurt Cobain: A victim of the Binary and Binophobia?. Retrieved from http://www.youth-suicide.com/gay-bisexual/news/kurt-cobain-god-gay.htm Rolling Stone Artists. (n.d.). Kurt Cobain. Retrieved from http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/kurt-cobain/biography Bipolar II: at least 1 hypomanic episode & 1 or more major depressive episode
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