Sept.20.10.Mon Lecture 1 - Psychodynamic Trait Defining...

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Psychodynamic & Trait Defining Personality - Individual differences that are stable over time and consistent across situations Origins of Personality - Psychodynamic perspective, Behavior perspective, humanistic perspective, and biological perspective Part 1: Freud’s Psychodynamic Perspective A. Hysteria: unusual symptoms (but no physical basis) e.g. glove anesthesia (see photo, p490) - Childhood sexual experiences with adults? (during early childhood) - No; memories too inconsistent. Fantasies? - Free association and the “talking cure” Talking cure: free association and sharing of experiences Why was it effective? B. Topology of the Mind - The conscious mind: everything we are aware at given moment - The (motivated) unconscious mind: wishes, desire, impulses that are beyond conscious awareness - Kept there because they are threatening or upsetting (unacceptable “sexual” or “aggressive” content) By probing the unconscious (with free association) he could make the unconscious conscious (and cure his patients). Interlude: Probing the Unconscious: A case of obsessive thinking Obsessive Thought (conscious) “If I have sexual intercourse…. My niece will die” Unconscious Thoughts I’ll think of being married I’ll remember that my fiancée can’t have children
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I’ll become jealous of my sister who can have children I’ll be angry with her for having a child I’ll resent my niece
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