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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 1. The Golden Age of Personality Psychology at Livingston College ¥Recreate the personology approach oall issues to be studied in context of exploring individual lives, personal worlds, histories in depth omutual investigators using different methods ocollaborative integration of findings ¥¥Personology¥ Ð coined by Henry A. Murray (Harvard Clinic, 1938-1960) Vanished as Murray became older ¥Tomkins suggested that if the 4 (Stolorow, Ogilvie, Carlson, Atwood & Rosenberg) of them were able to get a few more people, they could create a ¥critical mass¥ ¥A critical mass would be something compared to a nuclear fusion where intellectuals with a common vision with a diverse background come together and collaborate their ideas. ¥A REVAMP of psych! It was the end of the possibility of a huge shift in RU to more humanistic treatment! The repersonification of individuals in psych again, a counter the to huge influence of the newtonian G. Worldview! 2. Death of the golden age ¥External reasons¥the professional academic setting, the separateness of the individual colleges ¥Internal reasons¥jealousy and possessiveness of one's ideas. No one wanted to share anymore thus separating Atwood from Tomkins. 3. Invariant organizing principle (atwood and stolorow) ¥They are the life themes of a person from the theory of personology recurring affect and emotions and corresponds to underlying personality and behavior ¥the invariant consists of 3 elements: oContempt (side of mouth curls a bit)¥object is bad. oSmile (false)¥making nice oSelf-bite (biting down on lower lip)¥I hate myself, depression 4. Unity Thema (Murray) ¥TAT tests¥Thematic Appreciation Test, study the stories for some kind of pattern and extract the underlying story which gives a clue to the history of the individual ¥Murray stories for some kind of pattern and extract the underlying story, that story gives a clue to the history of the individual ¥a compound of interrelated needs whose history could be traced to early childhood (from Fantasies of Flight) ¥Essentially what Murray did he interpreted peoples responses to certain stories they derived from pictures in order to get a better understanding of their history why they are the way they are essentially ¥Recreate the personology approach oall issues to be studied in context of exploring individual lives, personal worlds, histories in depth omutual investigators using different methods ocollaborative integration of findings ¥¥Personology¥ Ð coined by Henry A. Murray (Harvard Clinic, 1938-1960) Vanished as Murray became older ¥Tomkins suggested that if the 4 (Stolorow, Ogilvie, Carlson, Atwood & Rosenberg) of them were able to get a few more people, they could create a ¥critical mass¥ Sheet1 Page 2 ¥A critical mass would be something compared to a nuclear fusion where intellectuals with a common vision with a diverse background come together and collaborate their ideas....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2010 for the course PSYCHLOGY 830 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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