236 - ch.12 vocab - The Personality Puzzle, 4th ed. -...

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Unformatted text preview: The Personality Puzzle, 4th ed. - Chapter 12 Title Description Reference Comment Image neo-Freudian psychology A general term for the psychoanalytically oriented work of many theorists and researchers who were influenced by Freud's theory, many of whom were trained by Freud himself. organ inferiority In Adler's theory, the idea that one is motivated to succeed in adulthood in order to compensate for whatever one felt, in childhood, was his or her weakest aspect. masculine protest In Adler's theory, the idea that one particular urge in adulthood is to compensate for the powerlessness felt in childhood. collective unconscious In Jung's theory, the proposition that all people share certain unconscious ideas because of the history of the human species. archetypes In Jung's theory, the fundamental images of people that are contained in the collective unconscious, including the earth mother, the hero, the devil, and so forth. persona In Jung's theory, the social mask one wears in public dealings. anima In Jung's theory, the idea of the typical female as held in the mind of a male. animus In Jung's theory, the idea of the typical male as held in the mind of a female. object relations theory The psychoanalytic study of interpersonal relations, including the unconscious images and feelings associated with the important people (objects) in a person's life. objects Partially accurate mental images of people. ego psychology Instead of focusing on sexuality, psychic conflict, and the unconscious, this type of psychoanalyst focuses on perception, memory, learning, and (rational) thinking. social interest The desire to relate positively and productively with other people....
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2009 for the course PSY 236 taught by Professor Settles during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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236 - ch.12 vocab - The Personality Puzzle, 4th ed. -...

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