Freud psychoanalytic theory

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Villarreal 4301-02 I. Instincts a. personality is an energy system b. instincts drive and direct (explain)behavior; they are source of energy in our behavior c. Two categories: i. Eros: Life instinct 1. preservation of self, positive and constructive aspects 2. Sex, hunger, thirst ii. Thanatos : death/destruction instinct 1. includes aggression, primarily aggression directed at self 2. account for dark side of human behavior (e.g., wars, self-harming behaviors) Freud’s Theory of Personality II. Structure of Personality : Divided personality into 3 interacting parts to represent its different aspects: a. Id: Unconscious i. Instinctual needs: “I want it, and I want it NOW!!” ii. Strives to satisfy basic needs (hunger, sex, thirst, air) or drives (aggression) iii. Operates according to the pleasure principle iv. Seeking immediate and total gratification of all desires v. Primary process: reduction of all tension through immediate gratification (Tension builds in id when not immediately gratified) b. Ego: formed from id i. Developed because need to cope with reality of satisfying id
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course PSY 4301 taught by Professor Rocio during the Spring '10 term at Texas Tech.

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