Marilyn Monroe Perspectives Case Study

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Biographical Case Study Marilyn Monroe Biographical Case Study Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe one of the best known actresses of all time, was born Norma Jeane Mortenson in 1926 (Marilyn Monroe biography, 2013). She had a very rough start in life, Marilyn never knew her father and her mother was mentally unstable (Stephan, 2013). She was put into foster homes where she was sexually assaulted and lived in an orphanage (Marilyn Monroe biography, 2013). She was married at 16 simply so that she wouldn’t have to go back to the orphanage (Stephan, 2013). Marilyn Monroe would marry and divorce three times during her short life; it has been reported that she also had several affairs (Marilyn Monroe biography, 2013). She also suffered miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy during her marriages (Stephan, 2013). While Marilyn was a super star, she had many problems in her personal life, ranging from illness, to depression, and drug dependency (Marilyn Monroe biography, 2013). By the end of her life she had started being late to sets, and was fired from her last picture (Stephan, 2013). Marilyn was seeing several different psychologists; at the time of her death on of those Ralph S. Greenson actually found Marilyn’s body (Marilyn Monroe biography, 2013). Marilyn Monroe was found dead August 5, 1962, she was only 36 years old (Stephan, 2013). Marilyn died of a drug over dose, weather that overdose was intentional or accidental is still unclear, but she will always be remembered. Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic perspective focuses on the importance of the unconscious mind. Behavior is determined by past experiences that are left in the unconscious mind, or unresolved past conflicts (Carpenter & Huffman, 2010). Neuroscientific/Biopsycholgical perspective explains behavior through genetics, biological processes in the brain, and other parts of the nervous system

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