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Contemporary%20Perspectives%20cont%e2%80%99d - Carl Jung...

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Unformatted text preview: Carl Jung Believed in both a personal and collective unconscious Archetypes Developed own theory that he dubbed analytical psychology Alfred Adler Believed people are driven by an inferiority complex Individual psychology Karen Horney Stressed importance of child-parent development in personality formation All three theorists listed above represent a departure from Freud: Reduced emphasis on sexual drives Focus more on impact of social influences on personal development Erik Erickson (1902-1994) Focused on psychosocial development Believed that personalities develop throughout adulthood Major challenge for adolescents: ego identity Margaret Mahler (1897-1985) Object-relations theory Introjection of characteristics of important individuals into our own concept of self Challenge of sifting out what represents us and what represents others Lack of balance among id, ego, and superego If id is not balanced by ego and superego, forms of Psychosis are likely to result Psychosis: bizarre behaviors and/or distorted thoughts Usefulness of psychodynamic theory: Developed awareness that we are not transparent to ourselves Criticisms of psychodynamic theory: Difficult to test constructs Too much emphasis placed on sex drive (in the case of Freud) Learning Theory Behaviorists: Watson and Skinner...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PSYCH 350 taught by Professor Conger during the Spring '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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