Michael Jackson Psychological Development

1168 words 5 pages
Amanda Sanders Phase 1 IP PSYC120-1203B-07 August 28, 2012

Psychological development is essential in shaping the personalities, behaviors, and morals of human’s. Many factors influence the development of an individual’s psychological makeup; including heredity and environment. Michael Jackson is quite possibly the most famous person to live during the 21st Century. Born August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana to struggling middle-class parents, Michael learned all too quickly the reality and price of being famous. Although the world adored him from the moment he was a small child as a member of the Jackson Five and throughout the rest of his life, it was difficult to ignore the obvious changes to his physical
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Even though he's had many siblings and parents, he's chosen to live in isolation. The only people who knew the real, grown up, and private Michael Jackson are his kids. Michael Jackson. (2012). Biography.com
Michael Jackson has set many records throughout his career and won many awards. From the early days of the Jackson 5 to the current day, MJ has been in a league of his own with his best competition being himself and trying to improve on what he has already achieved. Three of his albums: "Bad", "Thriller" and "Off the Wall" have broken all existing popularity and sales records. He was listed as the most successful entertainer in the world by Guinness World of Records, and earned 13 Grammys throughout his career. In January 1984, Michael Jackson suffered second degree burns on his scalp while filming a Pepsi commercial at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Michael sued PepsiCo for 1.5 million dollars, and donated it to the burn center where he was treated. The burn ward at the hospital was later named the "Michael Jackson Burn Center" to honor Jackson and his generous contribution. In May 1984 he also received an award for his support of drug and alcohol abuse charities at the White House, presented by President Ronald Reagan. Michael Jackson has donated millions to hospitals, orphanages, and charities he also donated 100 percent of the profit of “The Man in the Mirror” to a charity. Michael Jackson. (2012). Biography.com


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