Applied Project: Fictional Character Analysis: Hannibal Lecter
***For this project I chose the character Hannibal Lecter***
In this activity, you will demonstrate your understanding of the basic theories and techniques of abnormal psychology.
Pick a fictional character from a favorite book or from a favorite movie. Choose a character that you believe has a psychological disorder. The character, film or book should not be based on a “real” person. Characters from television series are not acceptable for this project.
Describe the character and his or her problems, using this discussion as a foundation for diagnosing the individual and planning a treatment program. Make your diagnosis using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10 link).
Carefully take the reader through the steps you followed to decide on a diagnosis and a type of treatment (e.g., therapy, possible medication, referrals to other professionals). Describe any other recommendations you have, including assessments you would want completed to help accurately diagnose your character. Make sure you have plenty of information to support your diagnosis (i.e., clarify why the character meets the criteria according to the ICD-10 codes).
The completed work should be 6–8 pages long (not including the cover and reference pages).