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Psychoanalytic2 - PSYCHOANALYTIC APPROACH Notes Set II...

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1 P SYCHOANALYTIC A PPROACH Notes Set II: Anxiety & Defense Mechanisms ANXIETY Definition Aversive inner state that people seek to avoid or escape Function Warning signal ANXIETY Types of Anxiety Objective (i.e., Reality) response to real external threat Neurotic Id / Ego conflict fear of expressing unacceptable impulse
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2 ANXIETY Types of Anxiety, cont. Moral Ego / Superego conflict fear of violating moral code DEFENSE MECHANISMS Definition Tool used by ego to keep anxiety within tolerable ranges DEFENSE MECHANISMS
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3 DEFENSE MECHANISMS Characteristics Distortions of reality Operate unconsciously REPRESSION Involuntary removal of threatening idea, memory, or id impulse from consciousness DENIAL Deny existence of external threat Not accepting the reality of unpleasant facts/feelings
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4 REACTION FORMATION Expressing id impulse that is opposite of what is truly driving the individual Genuine expression of emotion vs. reaction formation?
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course PSY 331 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '06 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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