Psychoanalytic Approaches

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Unformatted text preview: Psychoanalytic Approach • Psychoanalysis • Carl Jung • Erik Erickson • Id, Ego, Superego Basic Instincts: Sex and Aggression Instincts: Strong innate forces that provide all the energy in the psychic system. Influenced by Darwin’s theory of evolution. Life instinct (libido); added death instinct (thanatos). Unconscious Motivation Unconscious: Part of the mind holding thoughts and memories about which person is unaware; includes unacceptable sexual and aggressive urges, thoughts, and feelings. Human mind consists of three parts: Conscious: Contains thoughts, feelings, and images about which you are presently aware. Preconscious: Unconscious Motivation Carl Gustav Jung: Collective unconscious Archetypes Psychic Determinism Nothing happens by accident—instead, there is a reason behind every act, thought, and feeling. Everything we do, think, say, feel is an expression of our mind—either conscious, preconscious, or unconscious. Most symptoms of mental illness are caused by unconscious motivations. To cure psychological symptoms, the unconscious cause must be discovered. Structure of Personality How people cope with their sexual and aggressive instincts within...
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2316 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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