January 14, 2013
Dr. Tracy Masiello
Personality Theory Paper
John Nash was a very interesting man. Many may just know of him because of the movie, “A Beautiful Mind”. Taking a look at John Nash and his personality and how psychologists, such as Jung and Freud would see John Nash through their diagnoses. Also taking a look at how different theories would go up against John Nash and his everyday life. The different theories that will be looked at are the Five-factor model and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. John Forbes Nash
John Nash “is by now arguably the best-known living scholar to have done serious academic work on economic problems.” (Brander, 2003, February page 254) While some people may have thought of John Nash as a mathematician, he was no doubt an economist first and foremost. And even though people may still consider him to be a mathematician, he won a Noble Prize for Economics not for math. The majority of the reasons why people have come to known Nash are probably behind the book and movie that has brought Nash some success; unless you studied in the Economic world. Nash won his Noble Prize in 1994 at the age of 66 and shared the Noble Prize amongst two other people; his prize was for his contributions to game theory. John Nash is most known for his analysis and conceptualization of what is known as the Nash equilibrium. John Nash did also make some contributions to the mathematical world. If you know who John Nash is, then you know that he has mental problems and is a diagnosed schizophrenic. Evaluation of John’s Personality
With personality, a paranoid schizophrenia really cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is not real. So their personality would be going back and forth between itself. When it comes to personality disorders there are diagnoses, Obsessive-compulsive PD, Antisocial PD, Borderline PD, Avoidant PD, Dependent PD and Depressive PD. John Nash was not such a...