Aug4_09r - 08/05/09 Psych 1 Principles of Psychology Dr....

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1 Psych 1 Principles of Psychology Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas 08/05/09 1-800-PSYCH Hello, Welcome to the Psychiatric Hotline. If you are obsessive-compulsive, please press 1 repeatedly. If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2. If you have multiple personalities, please press 3, 4, 5 and 6. If you are paranoid-delusional, we know who you are and what you want. Just stay on the line so we can trace the call. If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a little voice will tell you which number to press. If you are delusional, press 7 and your call will be transferred to the mother ship. If you have a nervous disorder, please fidget with the # key until a representative comes on the line. If you are dyslexic, press 696969696969. If you have amnesia, press 8 and state your name, address, phone, date of birth, social security number and your mother's maiden name. If you have post-traumatic stress disorder, slowly and carefully press 000. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you are menopausal, hang up, turn on the fan, lie down & cry. You won't be crazy forever. If you have a masochistic complex, please press "0" for the operator. There are 200 calls ahead of you. If you are depressed, it doesn't matter which number you press. No one will answer. Personality Your individualistic pattern of thinking, feeling and acting, especially in social settings. The Psychoanalytic Perspective The Humanistic Perspective The Trait Perspective The Social-Cognitive Perspective Personality The Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Perspective: Freud proposed that conflicting internal motivations/forces, some unconscious, influence personality 4 key components : levels of consciousness, the structure of personality, psychosexual stages & defense mechanisms “Ladies and gentlemen, my clinical experiences have resulted in a surprising discovery. I have discovered that dreams have meanings and are in fact an expression of the individual’s struggles to deal with reality…” Personality Sigmund Freud - A medically trained neurologist who, when confronted with irrational dysfunctional behaviors or disorders that had no biological explanation, conceived of an alternate system for explaining these phenomena. Levels of Consciousness Psychological ‘issues’ underlie unexplainable neurological disorders, particularly unconscious issues. Psychoanalysis , or “talking cure” is the means to revealing the psychological issues causing the disorders. – Patient’s
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2010 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor Shimamura during the Summer '08 term at Berkeley.

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