Adam Morrone
Mr. Cone
Introduction to Phycology
12, September 2012
Evaluating the condition of John Nash
John Nash is the main character in the film A Beautiful Mind. Nash suffers from extreme schizophrenia and this radically affects his relationships with everyone around him. His wife, Alicia, must deal with the brunt of this, even before his condition was realized she would not often see him due to the fact that his hallucinations would keep him away from home for hours. When his schizophrenia was discovered, matters grew much worse, and thus was the inception of many years to come of intense emotional struggle. For months Alicia had to cope with watching her husband’s brutal treatment. Once released, he was put on a mental-suppressant that rendered him incapable of evaluating the realm of mathematic which he once had. Along with this came unwillingness towards activity, an inability to help with their new born baby, and a drastically decreased sexual drive. All this over many months and eventually years weighed very heavily on Alicia who now had to work to support them. This was bluntly illustrated during a scene in which John is unwilling to provide comfort for her at night and admits that the drugs are the reason for such. She finally breaks and goes to the bathroom in a destructive rage, breaking many things and screaming in despair. Moreover, his spontaneous dysfunction in the work place and eventual absence cause the burden of schizophrenia to spread also to his coworkers.

The name of the John Nash’s physiatrist is Dr. Rosenberg. He is the one who diagnosing John’s condition as schizophrenia. This conclusion was based of exceedingly clear evidence. Perhaps the most notably and severe of his conditions were the hallucinations. He had imagined a roommate and his roommate’s niece. He had also imagined an entire reality for himself in which there were Russian coeds hidden in magazines and newspapers (seeing these codes and patterns was what hinted...

...In the short span of ten years, John Forbes Nash, Jr. published an astounding fourteen papers relating to such diverse mathematical subjects as game theory, differential equations, parabolic equations, and fluid dynamics. Although Nash is best known for his works in game theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in economics in 1994, his other mathematical works do deserve investigation. Many argue however, that Nash's theories relating to non-cooperative games are much less significant than those applicable to other mathematical subjects.
In 1950, Nash published Equilibrium points in n-person games. Previous works (by von Newmann and Morganstern) state in non-cooperative games, all results achieve a zero sum. In other words, the theory of von Newmann and Morganstern states that in every non-cooperative game there is a winner and a loser. Nash's theory adds to the previous theory of von Newmann and Morganstern by stating that there does not always need to be a winner and a loser. In fact, it states that in a game each side will attempt to win to the best of his ability. The other player will know this and will attempt to counter the strategy of the other player. Eventually, an equilibrium point (also known as a Nash Equilibrium) will occur in the game, where each player neither wins nor loses.
For example, pretend that there are two car dealers in a small town. Together, they have a monopoly on...

...John Forbes Nash, Jr. (born June 13, 1928) is an American mathematician whose works in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations have provided insight into the forces that govern chance and events inside complex systems in daily life. His theories are used in market economics, computing, evolutionary biology, artificial intelligence, accounting, politics and military theory. Serving as a Senior Research Mathematician at Princeton University during the later part of his life, he shared the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with game theorists Reinhard Selten and John Harsanyi.
Nash is the subject of the Hollywood movie A Beautiful Mind. The film, loosely based on the biography of the same name, focuses on Nash's mathematical genius and struggle with paranoid schizophrenia.[1][2]
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Early life
Nash was born on June 13, 1928 in Bluefield, West Virginia. His father, after whom he is named, was an electrical engineer for the Appalachian Electric Power Company. His mother, Margaret, had been a school teacher prior to marriage. Nash's parents pursued opportunities to supplement their son's education with encyclopedias and even allowed him to take advanced mathematics courses at a local college while still in high school. Nash accepted a scholarship to Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and graduated with a...

...On the Waterfront is the battle between good and evil.” Do you agree?
The film On the Waterfront directed by Elia Kazan depicts the conflict between righteous and evil in 1954. The dock workers live under the fear of Johnny Friendly, the leader of the corrupt mob run union. The antagonist Johnny Friendly requires complete loyalty from not only the longshoremen but also his henchmen, in order to maintain his power in the waterfront community, he does not allow any betrayal or even the idea of trying to testify against the mob run union is restricted. He would even manipulate the weak to do his dirty work. Furthermore, Johnny Friendly thinks that violence is the most important mean for him to reinforce his power over the whole community. Terry Malloy, the protagonist heroic efforts to stand up against the wrong doing of the corrupt union stopped this reign of terror.
Terry was manipulated by the union to do their maleficent business. Terry finds himself being used as an ignorant “bum” for evil purposes, but he is not ready or bright enough to break free. When Terry betrays Joey because he broke the union’s code of “D ‘n D”, he is shocked when Joey is killed by the mob. The fact is that Johnny Friendly’s union will kill anybody who tries to
Confess to the courts. A woman mourns that the mob killed her ‘Andy five years ago’, proving that this community has lived in fear for years. Likewise, in the early scenes when Joey calls from his window saying “I gotta watch...

...1959.
Main Characters:
JohnNash The schizophrenic who later got a Nobel Prize for his mathematical prowess.
Alicia Nash The student of Nash who later becomes his wife and helps him overcome his illness.
Parcher The Defense Department agent who was also imagined by Nash
Charles Nash's roommate whom he also imagined.
Main Problems:
There is a lack of social interaction with his classmates.Nash also has the inability of accepting defeat. He also has the tendencies to have a world of his own, and he also brings to life imaginary friends or people in his illusion of being one who has the responsibility of keeping the world safe.
Conclusion:
Nash is a paranoid schizophrenic. His college roommate Charles, his roommate's niece, and the Defense Department agent were all imagined. Nash is hospitalized, and undergoes intense experimental treatment with mixed results. In his later years, he's able to control his illness and goes on to win a Nobel Prize for his economic theories.
Description of Behavior:
Nash could function socially in the outside world, but he became engrossed in his science to the point where he became distracted. His abnormality was clear in the movie where he is shown to talk to illusionary individuals. Clearly, to some, his behavior was not adaptive, but to a fellow scientist in the same field, perhaps they could relate...

...John Forbes Nash Jr. (born June 13, 1928) is a mathematician who worked in game theory and differential geometry. He shared the 1994 Nobel Prize for economics with two other game theorists, Reinhard Selten and John Harsanyi.
After a promising start to his mathematical career, Nash began to suffer from schizophrenia around his 30th year, an illness from which he has only recovered some 25 years later.
JohnNash was born in Bluefield, West Virginia as son of JohnNash Sr. and Virginia Martin. His father was an electrotechnician; his mother a language teacher. As a young boy he spent much time reading books and experimenting in his room, which he had converted into a laboratory.
From June 1945-June 1948 Nash studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, intending to become a technical engineer like his father. Instead, he developed a deep love for mathematics and a lifelong interest in subjects such as number theory, Diophantine equations, quantum mechanics and relativity theory. He loved solving problems.
At Carnegie he became interested in the 'negotiation problem', which John von Neumann had left unsolved in his book The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior (1928). He participated in the game theory group there.
From Pittsburgh he went to Princeton University where he worked on his equilibrium theory....

...JohnNash Biography
JohnNash (June 13, 1928 – present) is a brilliant mathematician, specializing in economics. He was born n Westfield, West Virginia, into a family of three, he, his father – an electrical engineer, and his mother – a school teacher who pushed him to do many great things that led to his superb education and extraordinary mind. As a child, he had a quiet and withdrawn personality, but was very intelligent. He started reading at four, skipped a grade, and even learned Latin, all of which his mother pressed on him. As he grew up, he became aware of how smart he was and could be seen by some as being arrogant and an introvert. In his eyes, extracurricular activity such as music and sports were a waste of time and distracted him from his math and science studies. Starting in the fourth grade, his aptitude for mathematics became evident when he would solve complicated problems easily in front of the teachers’ eyes. Nash went to Carnegie Institute of Technology under a George Westinghouse Scholarship, with a George Westinghouse Award, which was only given to ten people. He studied chemical engineering, but disliked it and switched to chemistry. From chemistry, he switched again to mathematics to where he found his passion. He ended up with a Masters Degree and a Bachelor Degree in mathematics. Harvard University accepted him, but the chairman of Princeton University wrote him and persuaded...

...John Forbes Nash Jr.
Introduction
John Forbes Nash Jr. was born on June 13th of 1928. He has greatly impacted
today’s society with his works in game theory, differential geometry, and partial
differential equations. His theories are used in many aspects of our lives today
such as in economics, computing, evolutionary biology, artificial intelligence,
accounting, politics and in military theory. Within his lifetime Nash has received several
prestigious awards. In 1978 he was awarded the John Von Neumann Theory Prize. In
1994 he and his coworkers Reinhard Selton and John Harsanyi were awarded the Nobel
Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and he was also awarded the Abel Prize in 2015
for his work on non linear partial differential equations.
John Forbes Nash Jr. was born in Bluefield, West Virginia in 1928 to his father
John Forbes Nash, an electrical engineer for the Appalachian Electric Power Company,
and his mother Margaret Virginia Martin, known as “Virginia”, who was a school
teacher. Nash has one younger sister named Martha. Nash had a very advanced,
education filled childhood learning to read and play piano before the age of three. He
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