Psychology for Screenwriters
Review of a book written by William Indick, Ph.D.
This is a useful resource for identifying plot, motivation and character development. It provides a helpful understanding of the character traits, thoughts and actions which govern human behaviour.
The Psychology for Screenwriters delves into the complexities of the human psyche and is broken down into sections to help the reader digest the points raised in a logical structure.
There’s an enormous amount of information here with some references to the theories of Freud, Jung and Adler among others. Despite its title, the information contained in this book is universal to any form of fiction writing and can, therefore, be applied to screenwriters, playwrights and novelists alike. If you’re searching for something which provides a comprehensive and clearly-defined narrative on the psychology of human behaviour, then I recommend this helpful resource.