Psych Lecture 9

Psych Lecture 9 - Personality Reflects the consistant...

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Sheet1 Page 1 Personality: Reflects the consistant patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that make you different from, and in some ways -Part of us that is consistant over time -Everyone thinks and feels in a consistant pattern Psychodynamic Theory of Personality: -Associated with Sigmund Freud ->Started out treating disorders like blindness instead of depression ->Was a neurologist by education -Freud is known for using hypnotism to cure certain disorders *Psychic Determinism: -The idea that personality and behaviour are caused by psychological factors ->Not what is going on in your life at the time ->Suggests that you can't explain why you feel the way you feel at the time, that it's unconscious -Freud believed that you were unaware of your psychic determinence ->Separated him from other people ->Freud believed that 90% of what you feel is outside of your consciousness Psychodynamic Approach: Behaviour and thoughts determined by active, but unconscious processes ---- Structure and Development of Personality: Freud believed that personality developed from a struggle of getting our needs met in a world that isn't open to us meeting tho s -Two needs Freud emphasized: Sexual and aggressive needs ->Believed if you brought us down to our most basic components, we'd be primarily have sexual and aggressive needs -->Also believed that the goal in life is trying to find a way to express it Structure: *Id: Basic, inborn instincts, desires and impulses -Operates on pleasure principal *Ego: Develops to help satisfy the Id in the face of increasing constraints of reality
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course PSYC 200 taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '07 term at Lansing.

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