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Unformatted text preview: Module 17 and 18 Personality: individuals characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling and acting. Sigmund Freud: founder of psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis: Freuds theory of personality; also, a therapeutic technique that attempts to provide insight into thoughts and actions by exposing and interpreting the underlying unconscious motives and conflicts. Psychodynamic perspective: view of personality that retains some aspects of Freudian theory (such as the importance of unconscious thought processes) but less likely to see unresolved childhood conflicts as a source of personality development Free association: method of exploring the unconscious in which the person relaxes and says whatever comes to mind, no matter how trivial or embarrassing Preconscious: region of the mind holding information that is not conscious but is retrievable into conscious awareness Unconscious: region of the mind that is a reservoir or mostly unacceptable thoughts, wishes, feelings, and memories Id: part of personality that consists of unconscious, psychic energy and strives to satisfy basic sexual and...
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Brill during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '07