Psychology for Screenwriters

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Michael Wiese Productions, Sep 25, 2004 - 304 pages
7 Reviews
Screenwriters must understand human behavior to make their stories come alive. This book clearly describes theories of personality and psychoanalysis with simple guidelines, thought provoking exercises, vivid film images and hundreds of examples from classic movies.
 

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User Review  - Writeratthesea - Goodreads

A wonderful book for understanding the psychology of character development as related to the human condition. Indick has an amazing grasp on the way a character should arc, the use of conflict, and the way a plot should develop. I recommend it to any writer of fiction. Read full review

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User Review  - Victor Volchenko - Goodreads

There is a plenty of useful stuff in this book. I've never studied a psychology, so this book was a good introduction to this science as well. Read full review

Contents

The Oedipal Complex
3
Neurotic Conflict
15
The Psychosexual Stages
29
The Ego Defense Mechanisms
47
Dreamwork
67
ErikErikson
77
Identity Crisis and Beyond
91
Carl Jung
111
Archetypes of Plot
133
Joseph Campbell
143
The Heroines Journey
165
Sibling Rivalry
189
Rollo May
207
Conclusion
231
Bibliography
271
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