Lecture_7 - Psych325/HD370IntroductiontoAdultPsychopathology

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Psych325/HD370 Introduction to Adult Psychopathology
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From Dreams to Symptoms, From Signal Anxiety to Neurotic  Compromise, From “Fat Lady” to Psychological Assessment Lecture 7 2/12/08
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Today’s Lecture  1. 2. Freud’s tri-part theory of the mind 3. The modern version of Freud’s Theory:  Signal Anxiety and Compromise Formation 4. Applying Freud to  Fat Lady , a case study by  Irvin Yalom 5.   Philosophical Traditions and Contemporary  Psychological Assessment
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Freud’s Major Point “… The mechanism of dream- construction is the model of the manner in which neurotic symptoms arise.”
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Projective Measures (a sample)    Rorschach Inkblot Test – what do the blots look like? Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)    (stories are elicited by photos and pictures) Draw A Person Test (just what it sounds like) Early Memories Test (one item was given to you) Narrative Completion Test (one item was given to you)
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Self Report Measures (a sample) CES-Depression (you took this one) BDI - Beck Depression Inventory Rosenberg Self-Esteem Inventory DEQ – Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire MMPI - Minnesota Multiphasic Personality  Inventory  populations)  
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Tri-Partite Structure ID – biological urges, sexual & aggressive drives, “energy” EGO – the dawning executive part of the mind, the “self” which also decides which urges to gratify or to “delay” SUPEREGO – the internalized parent; morals and standards of society
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The Ego In Action Keeping Cain from Killing Abel Aggressive Wish: Push My Sister Hannah Down the Stairs Signal Anxiety: Fear of Losing Our Parents’ Love for us Ego: Moves to Suppress the Wish By Mobilizing … A Defense: Reaction Formation – “Don’t Fall Hannah!”
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COMPROMISE FORMATION Conscious Wish is in conflict with … Unconscious Wishes: SIGNAL ANXIETY COMPROMISE FORMATION The Conscious & Unconscious Wishes are Partially Gratified
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Just a few of the many ways the Ego defends against unacceptable Repression Projection Denial Rationalization Reaction Formation Isolation of Affect
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Concepts from  Fat Lady 1. Transference 2. Counter-transference 3. Defenses within the hour 4. Interpreting the Defenses 5. Betty’s memories as she loses weight …
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Lecture_7 - Psych325/HD370IntroductiontoAdultPsychopathology

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