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23. Freud’s tendency to form idealizing relationships Take Martha from Faces in a Cloud as an example. He wanted to mold her into an idealized image of perfection in order to prevent traumatic betrayals Had a defensive mindset with his relationships. He wanted to protect the image of his relationships from invasion by negative effects. Take Fliess for example where when Fliess messed up an operation, he took to blame in order to protect his relationship with Fliess. This same occurrence appears several times when he protects his mother 24. The purpose of psychobiographical analysis of personality theories All theories of personality will remain colored by subjective and personal influences It is person-centered research, which gathers large amounts of information on a specific person, where you can identify recurrent themes and see how a life is organized. The internal pressures and external circumstances that contribute to enduring patterns of though and behavior—basically it’s the “long way of doing it What information you collect from the person is influence by your own life experiences because people tend to identify with others and dwell on their similarities 25. Freud’s speculative theory of the girl’s psychosexual development He saw that in civilization, women have a restraining influence on children and resent the intimacy and love that work takes away from marital relationships They blame their mothers for not being boys and that is why they start to pull away from their mothers when they realize This realization is coupled with the knowledge that her mother doesn’t have a penis leads to her thinking her mother is unworthy, and becoming attracted to her father, as he does have a penis Girls will develop love for their mother until they come to this realization then switch over to love for their father 26. Subjective anthropomorphism (Hull) and mechanomorphism (Maslow) Anthropomorphism is giving something unhuman humanistic characteristics such as emotions Mechanomorphism is seeing that which is not a machine as a machine (attributing non human thinking to humans). It is basically making humans like robots 27. Watson’s turn to atheism Watson was raised in South Carolina Southern Baptist
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He was closest to his mother who was a fanatic with regard to the church and he always promised her that he would become a minister. However, once his mother died, he felt no obligation to continue pursuing such an occupation and turned to atheism and behaviorism 28. Freud’s attitude toward the possible existence of God
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This note was uploaded on 08/21/2008 for the course PSYCH 338 taught by Professor Atwood during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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