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Notes on module 19 Webtutor IAC- 0.495-41074-8 http://www.thomsonedu.com/psychology/plotnik http://webtutor.thomsonlearning.com http://www.thomsonedu.com/login Free association is one of Freuds impt discovers however, not all therapiest agree that free ass actually reveals a clients unconscious thought, desires and wishes Freud listened to and interpreted his patients dream bc h believed that dreams represent the purest form of free assos and path to unconscious Dream, interpretation-a Freudian tech of analyzing dreams is based on the assumption that dreams contain underlying hidden meanings and symbols that provide clues to unconscious thoughts and desires. Freud disting btw the dreams obvious story or plot called manifest content and the dreams hidden or disguised meanings or symbols sticks and knives, symbols for males sexual organs and other object as female sexual organs. The therapists task is to look behind the dreams manifest contesnt and interpret the symbols hidden or latten content, which provides clues to a person’s unconscious wishes, feelings and thoughts. Freudian slips are mistakes or slips of the tongue that we make in everyday speech; such mistakes which are often embarrassing are thought to reflect unconscious thoughts or wishes These are all mental processes that are the least controlled by our conscious, rational and logical minds. How our minds fight these battles is perhaps one of the freuds best known theories. Freud divided the mind into 3 parts 1) Id which is Freuds firsy division of the mind to develop contains two biological drives-sex and aggression that are the source of all psychic or mental energy; the id’s goal is to pursue pleasre and satisfy the biological drives. F believe it operated at totally unconscious level, wich is analogue to an icebergs massive underwater bulk. Id operates according to the pleasre principle
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The pleasure principle operates ti satisfy drives and avoid plain widout concen for moral restrictions or soceity’s regulations. 2) Ego –division of mind, develops from the id dring infancy, the ehos goal is to find safe and socially acceptable ways of satisfying the id’s desires and to negotiate btw the ids wants and the superego’s prohibitions. Large part of the egos material is conscious( ice bergs above water0 such as information that we have gathered in adapting to our environments. Small part is unconscious below water, such as threathening wishes thay have been repressed. In contract RP follows a. The reality principle has a policy of satisfying a wish or desire only if there is a sociallu acceptable outlet available. 3) Superego- regulator-develops form the ego during early childhood; the superego’s goal is to apply the moral values and standards of one’s parents o caregivers and society in satisfying one’s wish Anxiety- an uncomfortable feelings that results from inner conflicts between the primitive desires of the id and the moral goals of the superego. Defense mechanisims are Freudians prcesses tthat operate at unconscious levels and that
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2009 for the course PHIL phil taught by Professor Drake during the Spring '09 term at East Central College.

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