OUTLINE 3 - OUTLINE 3 I. Interpersonal theory of Psychiatry...

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OUTLINE 3 I. Interpersonal theory of Psychiatry (H. Sullivan) – Object relations theories a. Basic concepts i. Personality- interpersonal interactions 1. “Personality is the relatively enduring pattern of recurrent interpersonal experiences (relationships) that characterize a human life” 2. personality development- acquiring new social skills in expanding circles of relationships 3. implies that there may be therapeutic potential in moving from one circle of relationship and pattern of social skills to another 4. interpersonal understanding of biological developments ii. Experience 1. Dynamisms- interpersonally based patterns of experience that come to motivate and determine the meaning of our social lives a. Patterns of perception, cognition, emotion, action: i. EG the lust dynamism b. ***Superior integrating dynamism i. “self” ii. whenever you move to a new circle your self becomes more important c. development influenced by a search for security in the rest of our interpersonal experiences d. self-dynamism activiated by threats to this security
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSYCH 212 taught by Professor Weaver during the Fall '07 term at Calvin.

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OUTLINE 3 - OUTLINE 3 I. Interpersonal theory of Psychiatry...

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