Winnie the Pooh Psychology Paper

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Katelyn Riters
AP Psychology 1
29 April 2013
Winnie the Pooh Movie
There are two ways to consider this movie; Disney's newest animated entry based on the works of A.A. Milne, or a knowledge guide to mental disorders. Watching the Disney movie, I realized I could diagnose and identify the characters with disorders based on their behaviors. These characters include Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Tigger, Kanga, Rabbit, Eeore, and Christopher Robin. My personal favorite is the one and only, Christopher Robin.

Starting with Christopher Robin, I would diagnose him with schizophrenia. His imagination often manifests on hallucinations, where all of the other characters are formed in his mind. It’s more than likely that these characters represent feelings he experiences internally. Since he is still is a child, he is still learning how to interact with the external world.

Next, we have the famous Winnie the Pooh. I identified not one, but three different disorders based on his behavior. Winnie, for sure, could be diagnosed with ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It’s likely that he suffers from the inattentive subtype. This is where Winnie would exhibit careless and indifferent behavior towards his friends without exhibiting narcissism. He is also known for his obsession with honey. He grabs it anytime he can and would even put himself in danger to get it. This, also contributing to his obesity, is called impulsivity with obsessive fixation. Lastly is OCD, or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Winnie is continuously counting, or being distracted by precious honey.

One of Winnie’s best friends is Piglet. I would diagnose him with Generalized-Anxiety Disorder. He is always anxious about the other characters’ actions. He may have suffered self-esteem injury in the past, which brings him great stress, nervousness and anxiety. Piglet also has a distinct speech impediment with a stuttering problem, which may be connected to all the...
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