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|general||Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time|
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Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Here you will find some suggestions as to how you can gather and collect more information about the psychological disorder Christopher is confronted with. You will also find a personality test with which students might assess Christopher's personality and the way he fits into psychologists' theory of the 'Big Five' traits of character. However, you should always discuss the usefulness of schemes and theories like this one with your students after they have worked with it.
|Asperger's Syndrome (AS)||Christopher's personality and the 'Big Five' personality traits|
Information about Asperger's Syndrome
(Health Guide of the New York Times)
NINDS Asperger Syndrome Information Page
(National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, USA)
general information by O.A.S.I.S.
(Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support, © Barbara L. Kirby, University of Delaware, USA)
Asperger's Disorder Homepage
(© R. Kaan Ozbayrak, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA)
Christopher's personality and the 'Big Five' personality traits
During the last lessons you have talked a lot about Christopher Boone's interests and dislikes as well as about his problems with communication.
- Let us now assume you have to see a professional therapist like Mr Jeavons. This therapist has to assess you to be able to talk about your personality. You will have to answer a few questions as to how you think you usually behave and act in some situations.
You can do that online at your therapist's practise. Go to:
- Check the final results of your answers to the various questions and take notes.
- Then find out what your score means by consulting the following address:
- Now imagine how Christopher would answer these questions and do the questionnaire all over again, taking Christopher's position.
- Finally, stepping out of Christopher's position and reassuming your own one:
Is the profile of Christopher that has been presented by Geoff Knagge's questionnaire and the 'Big Five' personality traits consistent with your view of Christopher's personality?
Is it very different from the profile you were presented with by Geoff Knagge when answering on your own behalf?
Do you think that the theory of the 'Big Five' personality traits is a useful one?
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University of Pennsylvania Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing (CPCW) glossary
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Rutgers University Newark glossary of poetic terms
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