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Psychology Notes - Nov 1 - Personality: Traits and Freud...

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Personality: Traits and Freud – Nov 1 I. Basic issues about personality and the nature of humans What is personality? 1) Who you are is a product of  your genes; personality locks when  conceived 2) Personality was shaped during the first 4-5 years of life 3) Personality is constantly changing because of your environment Charles Darwin changed the way people think Origin of Species Humans are no different from other animals Karl Marx father of socialism Humans are basically good but culture and society destruct them If we weren’t “messed with” we would create a good utopia society Sigmund Freud Broad theory of psychoanalysis Personality is formed during the first 5 years of life Society and people are basically bad Id Raw energy you are born with Harvested and controlled by parents and society Results in conflict which leads to anxiety Personality is determined by how we think about and  manage this anxiety II. Freud:  A brief history How do people deal with overwhelming events? Basis of psychoanalysis Is it possible to profoundly change a persons personality? Unconscious mechanisms play a large role in every day life Catharsis/Cathosis (Check Spelling)
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Release of energy when an issue is resolved Can be done by talking to people Central Concepts: Basic Processes – 3 concepts of the mind that fight for control Id Basic instincts and urges Reflects basic motivations and drives
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course PSY 35147 taught by Professor Gosling during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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