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1 ENG 10 Novel Study Pre-Reading Activities Flowers for AlgernonENG 10 Novel StudyPre-Reading Activities
2 Discussion QuestionsHave you ever thought about what it would be like to have an IQ of about 68?How would people treat you?How would you feel about yourself?Would you want to become "smarter"?If someone you respected came to you and told you they could make you smarter, would you take them up on their offer?Average IQ is considered to be around 100.This is the premise of the short story, "Flowers for Algernon." This story was written by Daniel Keyes, who later expanded the story into a novel.
3 Rorschach Test/Inkblot Test The Rorschach (RAW SHOCK) Test was developed by a Swiss psychiatrist named Hermann Rorschach. This test was designed to determine personality traits by interpreting a subject's responses to inkblot images.Look at the following inkblots and decide what it looks like to you. Write down your responses and then compare them with those of your classmates. Were there any similarities or patterns?
6 Background Method of psychological evaluation Psychologists use to examine personality characteristics and emotional functioning of patientsCurrently the second most commonly used test in forensic assessmentDeveloped by Hermann RorschachSwiss psychiatristBelieve in psychoanalysisearly 1900s
7 Thematic Apperception Test The Thematic Apperception Test, or TAT, determines what a person's responses reveal about them; i.e., underlying motives, concerns, and the way they see the social world through the stories they make up about ambiguous pictures of people.
8 Thematic Apperception Test what has led up to the event shownwhat is happening at the momentwhat the characters are feeling and thinkingwhat the outcome of the story was
12 Themes of Flowers for Algernon a tension exists between the emotions and intellectthe past has the power to affect the presentsociety mistreats and misunderstands the mentally challengedThink of a book or a movie that incorporates each these themes.