Chapter 10 Study Guide

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Chapter 10 Study Guide - Ami McCarthy - PSY101-012 - Dr Helen Burroughs 1 1. Define Personality - an individual’s unique and relatively consistent patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving Personality theory - a theory that attempts to explain similarities and differences in people’s patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. 2. Define free association - a psycho-analytic technique in which the patient spontaneously reports all thoughts, feelings and mental images as they come to mind 3. Explain the following: Freud’s theories of dreams - developed psychoanalysis - believed that unconscious material often seeps through to the conscious level in distorted, disguised or symbolic forms. Freud analyzed his patients’ reports of dreams and free associations for evidence of unconscious wishes, fantasies and conflicts. Below the surface images (manifest content) of a dream lies its true meaning (latent content). Latent content - the true, hidden, unconscious meaning that is disguised as dream symbols Manifest content - the surface images of a dream Royal road to the unconscious - “the interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind,” he wrote in The Interpretation of Dreams (1900). 4. Explain Freud’s structure of personality - each person possesses a certain amount of psychological energy or processes - the id, the ego and the superego. the following Define: The Id - ( Latin for “the it”) the completely unconscious, irrational component of personality that seeks immediate satisfaction of instinctual urges and drives, ruled by the pleasure principle, immune to logic, morals, values, danger and the demands of the external world; guided by the Pleasure principle, The Id has two drives: Eros, the life instinct - biological urges that perpetuate the existence of the individual and the species - hunger, thirst, physical comfort, sexuality (libido)
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