Monday, January 25, 2010

How would Freud make a PB&J sandwich?

I just saw this great post about how various characters from "Lost" would make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and I thought wow, how easy it would be to do something like this in psychology! Maybe as an end of the year review activity of famous psychologists, or as a wrap of a unit (like personality or development) with lots of theories.

So here goes ...
  • Freud's would be in three parts with a much larger part below the table.
  • Loftus's would be --- wait, she thought she made one, but she really didn't!
  • Asch's would require you to check out others were making their sandwiches first, and if they were making theirs wrong, what would you do?
  • Rorschach would make disturbing pictures in the jelly and ask you what you saw.
  • Walter Freeman's wouldn't involve cutting the sandwich but would require an ice pick.
Add more below! Or suggest other ideas besides "making a PB&J sandwich."


Kevin Suess said...

I like this idea! I was thinking Erikson, Kohlberg, Horney, Piaget would be interesting to look at as well. Not sure what their sandwiches would look like. I'll have to think about it.

Nina said...

Maslow would consider a PB&J mundane, even though it was sustenance-he would use it as a launching pad for something more amazing. Adding cream cheese, and possibly layered with bananas. He would tier his sandwich! :)

Rob Mc said...

Love it! An old post finds new life! B.F. Skinner would leave the sandwich in a box with a pigeon and return a day later to find a finished sandwich and a VERY well conditioned bird.