Psych notes - -Reaction formation An undesirable impulse in...

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Psych notes Personality -The pattern of enduring characteristics that differentiate people and that make each of us unique -Behavior consistency across situations -Differences between people -Theories of the person -What makes you “you” 3 Basic elements of personality -Id -Ego -Superego Defense mechanisms -Strategies the ego uses to control anxiety (often caused by unconscious impulses) -Repression Forcing the impulse or anxiety-provoking info back onto the unconscious mind -Denial Refusing to acknowledge anxiety-provoking info -Projection The source of an undesirable impulse is switched from the self to someone else -Displacement The target of an undesirable impulse is switched to a less threatening one
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Unformatted text preview: -Reaction formation An undesirable impulse in converted to its opposite-Rationalization Explaining away an undesirable impulse or anxiety-provoking info-Sublimation Expressing an undesirable impulse in a more constructive way Personality development according to Freud-Stages of personality development-Oral stage-Anal stage-Phallic stage-Latency stage-Genital stage-Evaluating Freud Trait Approaches-Traits are dimensions of personality characteristics along which people differ-The Big Five-Extraversion-Agreeableness-Conscientiousness-Neuroticism (emotional stability)-Openness to experience-Difficulties with Trait Approaches...
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