Freudian Dynamics of Personality and Anxieties

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Freudian Dynamics of Personality and Anxieties Ego is always caught in the middle of battles between superego’s desires for moral behavior and the id’s desires for immediate gratification Neurotic Anxiety: Caused by id impulses that the ego can barely control Moral Anxiety: Comes from threats of punishment from the superego Freud: Levels of Awareness Unconscious: Holds repressed memories and emotions and the id’s instinctual drives Conscious: Everything you are aware of at a given moment (e.g., thoughts, perceptions, feelings) Preconscious:
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Unformatted text preview: Material that can easily be brought into awareness Freudian Personality Development Develops in stages; everyone goes through same stages in same order Majority of personality is formed before age six At each stage, a part of the childs body becomes the primary erogenous zone Erogenous Zone: Area on body capable of producing pleasure Freud believed adult personalities could be traced to fixations in one or more of the stages Fixation: Unresolved conflict or emotional hang-up caused by overindulgence or frustration...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.

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