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Chapter+8 - Personality Chapter 8 Notes Freudian Psychology...

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Personality Chapter 8 Notes Freudian Psychology - Goal: To help the person to reveal unconscious motives, conflicts, and other dynamics. - Objective: Uncover disguises and defenses, to read the symbolic meanings of behaviors, and to find the unconscious motives that underlie action. - A person’s overt actions across similar situations seem inconsistent, but the underlying motives are consistent. - Psychodynamic interpretations of a person’s behavior depend more on the clinician’s interpretations rather than on tests. - Clinicians form their own judgements based on clinical experience and the “feel” of the case. - The merit of these assessments depends on: 1) the evidence supporting the techniques upon which the psychologist relies and 2) the value of clinical judgement itself. Projective Methods are tests (such as the Rorschach or TAT) that present the individual with materials open to a wide variety of interpretations based on the belief that responses reveal important aspects of the respondent’s personality; central in psychodynamic assessment. The Rorschach Test was developed by Hermann Rorschach in 1921. This test consists of 10 symmetrical inkblots (some colored and some black-and- white) to which the person describes his or her reactions, stating what each blot looks like or might be. - Responses may be scored for location and such determinants as the physical aspects of the blot, such as shape, color, shading, or expression of movement. - The responses may be compared to those of other people of similar age. The Thematic Apperception Test was developed by Henry Murray and Christine Morgan in the 1930’s. This test consist of a set ambiguous pictures about which the person being tested is asked to make up an interesting story.
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