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1 3. A Walk on the Wild Side: The Analytic Unconscious “The Devil Made Me Do It” (Thunder) • What does “the devil” make you do? • From religious to psychological explanation… behavior remains the same.
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2 Psychoanalytic Perspective • unconscious primitive urges that are usually repressed (unconscious) • defenses (unconscious) against primitive urges essential to social functioning • break down of defenses results in social break down • A bit of history… Some Psychoanalytic Principles • Unconscious conflict • Protection of the conscious from the unconscious • Defense mechanisms to reduce anxiety • Defense mechanisms useful until too rigid • Pre-genital sexuality of infant/child • Centrality of sex as driving force, motivation • Unresolved sexual conflicts as source of adult problems • Unconscious as repository of the unwanted, unresolved, and unacceptable Developmental theory: “child is father to the man” Sigmund Freud Pre-requisite: Psyc 201
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3 The Structure and Function of Mind • Id (unconscious)-Ego-Superego (conscious) • Critical “discovery”: the vast majority of cognitive processing occurs outside of
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