Personality PP - Psyc 100 Personality 4/16/2008 Lecture...

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05/12/09 Psyc 100 Personality
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Lecture Outline Personality Theories Psychodynamic Cognitive-Social Trait Humanistic
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Personality Research Personality refers to enduring patterns of thought, feeling, motivation, and behavior that are expressed in different circumstances The aim of personality research is to Construct general theories of personality Assess individual differences in personality
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05/12/09 Freud Psychoanalytic theory Psychoanalysis Victorian Period Hysteria
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Psychodynamic Views of Personality Freud invoked a role of unconscious processes in the control of behavior Based on his observations of clients Topographical model: argued for 3 levels of consciousness Conflict occurs between the different aspects of consciousness Requires compromise formation
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05/12/09 Unconscious Motivation How is unconscious motivation shown? slips of the tongue dreams (latent vs. manifest content) specific symptoms
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Freud’s Developmental Model Human behavior is motivated by two drives Aggressive Sexual Libido refers to pleasure-seeking and sensuality as well as desire for intercourse Libido follows a developmental course during childhood Stages of development Fixed progression of change from stage to stage Notion of fixation at a particular libidinal stage
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Freud’s Psychosexual Stages ORAL 0-18 mos Dependency
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course PSYC 100 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at University of Delaware.

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Personality PP - Psyc 100 Personality 4/16/2008 Lecture...

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