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    • Red and Blue vs Me and You pt. 2

      9 years ago

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      and so it continues

      pt. 2 of my paper

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      The psychological issues presented in the series are not embellished and often times it seems their affects on the characters are downplayed. When we discuss Dr. Leonard Church directly his personal issues and actions are severely believable under the given circumstances. There is never an alarm bell pointing out the issues Dr. Church is experiencing nor was much discussed as far as his violations in testing personality ethically. The idea of artificial intelligence to the degree described in the series is not particularly believable; however, it does not seem out of the realm of possibility.
      First one should look at Dr. Church’s own psyche and how well it relates to the reality of someone suffering from such disorders. Dr. Church’s apparent depression hardly deviates from a person diagnosed as clinically depressed. He hardly discusses his own issues and instead deflects any questions directly related to him. In his depression he, like so many, find a way to cope with the disorder rather than attack the underlying reasons for his current state. This can be seen in his over dedication to his work in research. It appears that the only reason he allows himself existence for is to work, this is relatively similar to anyone suffering from clinical depression that holds onto one thing to keep them going. The danger, that is very evident in Dr. Church’s case, is his drive rooted in his issues causes him to put the blinders up and disregard the sanctity of another person’s life and mind. This is how many can act when they no longer care about themselves, if one fails to take care of themselves it is near impossible to properly care for those one may come into contact with.
      Just as Dr. Church violated several ethical considerations when it comes to psychological testing it again raises the question of how far is too far. Though not entirely accurate, the AI personality was put under so much stress that it began to dissociate from itself creating multiple identities and repressed memories. The question that ultimately comes from unethical testing as such is how far is too far in times of war? Do the benefits of one particular experiment at the expense of a life outweigh its negative background? The two questions are very important and will continually be debated in the world of psychology. If we reference Milgram’s experiment we gained a lot of knowledge on the psyche of the individual, but at the same time subjects in the experiment had personal psychological damage done.
      It will always be important to address ethical considerations when it comes to psychology because the mind can be more damaged than any physical body part can be. The issues raised in red versus blue hardly create a big stir in the field of clinical psychology, but the series does serve as a reminder to look beyond the surface and discover the underlying issues. Though not well known the ethical violations of Dr. Church in a web-based series can easily be cited and discussed when considering ethical dilemma in current testing.

    • Red and Blue vs Me and You pt. 1

      9 years ago

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      So this is a Paper for my Clinical Psychology Class

      thoughts?

      “You know I can see why you didn't want anyone else in your head. Got some pretty heavy stuff going on there. I think you need to talk to a professional.†The web-based series Red vs. Blue has been running strong since its debut in 2003 and has a growing number of fans due to its creative style. On the surface the series is a typical comedy directed at making viewers laugh and, ultimately, come back for more; however, the breadth of topics discussed and hinted at throughout the episodes sheds light to a much deeper meaning (After all, it does pay to be an intelligent comic). The series is littered with cynicism, life questions, military life, and psychological issues. Now some of these psychological topics are not as easy to see unless one is looking for them; notwithstanding, they include depression, projection, need for affiliation and power, several different complexes, multiple personalities, and ethical considerations/violations regarding psychological experimentation. It would be relatively difficult to trace the underlying psychological issues of the series on a series level, instead it proves to be beneficial and logical to explore the psyche of one particular character.
      Some characters experience more problems and disorders than the next, but one that stands out the most has yet to even make a physical appearance in any episode. Dr. Leonard Church, Director of Project Freelancer, has had the most profound impact on the psychological world of Red vs. Blue. History concerning Dr. Church is fairly spotty but using the episodes as guides one can piece together his influence and background. It seems that during the period before the series Dr. Church known as the Great War, Dr. Church was employed by the military to study and experiment with artificial intelligence in order to create better soldiers. He is a firm believer in his work and due to his over zealousness he appears willing and capable to cross whatever line or barrier necessary to continue in his work. His work continued after the Great War and he was given control of Project Freelancer with little to no accountability or supervision. The Project was given one AI that was based off Dr. Church himself, in order to ‘harvest’ more AIs Dr. Church put his AI through psychologically damaging tests considered to be torturous. The psychological torture caused the personality to split into fragments. These fragments were used in further testing by implanting the fragmented AI personalities into a human host. Dr. Church describes himself as having lost someone very dear to him at a young age that spiraled him into depression wherein he poured himself into his work. At this point in his life he is an old man who, “never had the chance to serve in battle, nor did fate provide me the opportunity to sacrifice myself for humanity.†He appears to be satisfied with his work and justifies his psychological torture by claiming that because the personality was his own it was no longer unethical. Either Dr. Church has no problem inflicting self injury on a cognitive level or finds that the ends always justify the means despite ethical violations that may occur in the process. Simply speaking Dr. Leonard Church has an enigmatic personality that affects everyone he comes into contact with.

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    • MacFreedom

      9 years ago

      Woah man, nice book choice..... Definitly reminds me of my highschool English classes..... Fahrenheit 451 was awesome! So was Brave New World.... But that was wierd.....

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      9 years ago

      Today, 690 years ago.... The Declaration of Arbroath was signed... And Scotland was declared a free nation!

    • MacFreedom

      9 years ago

      Bad news man....... Totally messed up the face paint.... The blue on the one side doesnt go past the edge of the eye....
      But cool!

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