chapters5and6 - Key Terms Chapter 5 Sensory anesthesia loss...

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Key Terms Chapter 5 Sensory anesthesia – loss of sensory ability, such as blindness, deafness, or loss of feeling in a body part. Hysteria – a neurotic condition consisting of two subcategories: conversion reaction (physical symptoms such as paralysis or loss of sensation without organic cause) and dissociative reaction (disruption of a consistent unitary sense of self that may include amnesia, fugue, and/or multiple personalities). Motivational determinism – Freud’s belief that everything a person does may be determined by his or her pervasive, but unconscious, motives. Conscious – within awareness. Preconscious – thoughts, experiences, and memories not in a person’s immediate attention but that can be called into awareness at any moment. Unconscious – in psychoanalytic theory, the part of the personality of which the ego is unaware but that profoundly effects actions and behaviors. Free association – a technique used in psychoanalytic therapy in which the patient is instructed to report whatever comes to mind, no matter how irrational it may seem. Pleasure principle – in Freud’s theory – the basis for id functioning; irrational, seeks immediate satisfaction of instinctual impulses. Primary process thinking – Freud’s term for the id’s direct, reality-ignoring attempts to satisfy needs irrationally. Reality principle – in Freud’s theory, the basis for ego functioning; rational; dictates delay in the discharge of tension until environmental conditions are appropriate. Id – in Freudian theory, the foundation of the personality and a basic component of the psyche, consisting of unconscious instincts and inherited biological drives; it operates on the pleasure principle. Ego – in Freudian theory, the conscious part of the personality that mediates between the demands of the id and the demands of the world; operates on the reality principle. Superego – in Freud’s theory, the conscience, made up of the internalized values of the parents; strives for self-control and perfection; it is both unconscious and conscious. Psychodynamics – in psychoanalytic theory, the processes through which personality is regulated; it is predicated on the concept of repressed, unconscious impulses and the significance of early childhood experience. Transformation of motives – defense mechanism in which basic impulses persist but the objects at which they are directed and the manner in which they are expressed are transformed. Denial – in Freudian theory, a primitive defense mechanism in which a person a threatening impulse or event even though reality confirms it; the basis for development of repression. Repression – according to psychoanalytic theory, an unconscious defense mechanism through which unacceptable (ego-threatening) material is kept from awareness; the repressed motives, ideas, conflicts, memories, etc. continue to influence behavior.
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PSYCH 0030 taught by Professor Andersen during the Spring '07 term at NYU.

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