personality

personality - Personality A persons general style of...

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1 Personality A person’s general style of interacting with the world People differ from one another in ways that are relatively consistent over time and place
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2 Psychoanalytic Approach: Freudian Psychoanalysis and Post-Freudian Theories Personality
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3 Psychoanalytic Approach Developed by Sigmund Freud Psychoanalysis is both an approach to therapy and a theory of personality Emphasizes unconscious motivation - the main causes of behavior lie buried in the unconscious mind
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4 Psychoanalytic Approach Conscious Unconscious Superego Preconscious Id Ego Information which can easily be made conscious Thoughts, feelings, urges, and other information that is difficult to bring to conscious awareness Information in your immediate awareness Rational, planful, mediating dimension of personality Moralistic, judgmental, perfectionist dimension of personality Irrational, illogical, impulsive dimension of personality
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5 Psychoanalytic Approach Conscious - all things we are aware of at any given moment Conscious Unconscious Superego Preconscious Id Ego
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6 Psychoanalytic Approach Preconscious - everything that can, with a little effort, be brought into consciousness Conscious Unconscious Superego Preconscious Id Ego
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7 Psychoanalytic Approach Unconscious - inaccessible warehouse of anxiety-producing thoughts and drives Conscious Unconscious Superego Preconscious Id Ego
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8 Psychoanalytic Divisions of the Mind Id - instinctual drives present at birth does not distinguish between reality and fantasy operates according to the pleasure principle Ego - develops out of the id in infancy understands reality and logic mediator between id and superego Superego internalization of society’s moral standards responsible for guilt
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9 Defense Mechanisms Everything we do is motivated by sex (Eros) or aggression (Thanatos) Defense mechanisms are unconscious mental processes employed by the ego to reduce anxiety i.e., when the Ego has a hard time keeping the Id and Superego happy, it will employ one or more of these mechanisms
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2010 for the course PGS 101 taught by Professor Blan during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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