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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Perspectives of personality October 26th, 2010 Perspectives of personality  Psychoanalytic Click to edit Master subtitle style Module 45: psychoanalytic perspective Psychoanalytic perspective  Exploring the Unconscious  The Neo-Freudian and Psychodynamic Theories  Assessing Unconscious Processes Sigmund freud  Studied at the University of Vienna  Specialized in nervous disorders Exploring the unconscious  Neurological disorders and psychological causes  Why has this patient developed blindness/deafness? Not wanting to hear or see something that aroused intense anxiety  Why has this patient lost feeling in their hand? Afraid of touching their genitals Free association  Person relaxes and says whatever comes to mind  Used after Freud tried hypnosis  Believed it allowed him to retrace a pattern that lead to the patients unconscious psychoanalysis  Freuds theory of personality  Attributes thoughts and actions to unconscious motives and conflicts Seek to expose and interpret unconscious tensions in order to treat the patient What is the unconscious?  A collection of mostly unacceptable thoughts, wishes, feelings and memories To Freud, nothing is accidental i.e., Freudian slips of the tongue Freuds view of personality  Id  Ego  Superego id  Unconscious  Strives to satisfy basic sexual and aggressive drives  Devil on your shoulder  Operates on the pleasure principle Immediate gratification  Examples of id- superego...
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