Psychoanalytic Approach II

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Psychoanalytic Approach II Anxiety Definition – Aversive inner state that people seek to avoid or escape Function – Warning signal Types of Anxiety Objective (i.e., Reality) – Response to real external threat – Distortion? - (Taylor & Brown, 1988) Freud Neurotic – Id / Ego conflict fear of expressing unacceptable impulse Moral – Ego / Superego conflict fear of violating moral code Defense Mechanisms Definition – Pathway Characteristics Distortions of reality Operate unconsciously
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Denial – Not accepting the reality of unpleasant facts or feelings Repression – Not permitting unpleasant or threatening idea, memory, id impulse, etc. to be perceived consciously Reaction Formation – Doing or thinking the opposite of the anxiety-provoking impulse (Morokoff, 1985) – sexual arousal – Projection – Attributing a disturbing impulse to someone else (Amabile & Glazebrook, 1982) – doubt in own abilities –
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