Ch 6_Psychoanalysis - Chapter 6 Psychoanalytic Model with...

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Chapter 6 Psychoanalytic Model with Defense Mechanisms
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A real case study Dr. Ross is a professor of political science and public policy at Brown University. In 1992, he received a phone call from his sister, saying that his nephew had joined a boy’s summer camp, just as Professor Ross had done when he was the same age as his nephew. Instead of being happy at the news that his nephew is following his footsteps, the Professor was strangely very unhappy. Over the next few weeks, the Professor became increasingly depressed and irritable and began to have marital difficulties. He did not / could not connect any of his these troubles to the phone call from the sister. Shortly thereafter the Professor recalled a memory of a man he had not seen of thought for about 25 years. The man he remembered was Mr. William Farmer. Mr. Farmer had been the administrator of the same camp to which his nephew got admitted and which the Professor as a child attended between 10 and 13 years of age . The Professor age now was 38 and for the first time he was recalling how Mr. Farmer would come into his cabin at night sit on the bed begin stroking his chest then his stomach and then reach his pajamas. To cut short, Professor now intended on gathering evidence from other boys who were also molested like him by Mr. Farmer. Later on Professor founded Mr. Farmer brought him to the court filed a case against him and ultimately won his case with heavy fine and other penalties to Mr. Farmer who was then 89 years old.
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Is it possible that a person can forget something as traumatic as sexual abuse? Can a forgotten memory lie dormant for years only to be aroused later by an event, such as a chance phone call. Once aroused such memories can cause a person to start having further more difficulties such as feelings of depression and irritability without any idea of origin of them. When treating a person for a psychological problem, some therapists believe that the cause of the problem reside in the person’s unconsciousness, that part of mind which lie outside the person’s immediate awareness. This perspective on the causes and cures of psychological problems has its origin in a theory of personality developed by Sigmund Freud commonly called psychoanalysis.
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Personality Definition Personality can be defined as the system of enduring inner characteristics of individuals that contribute to consistency in their thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Personality is Enduring and Involves Behavioral Consistency Personality is Intrapersonal
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Some of the facts about Sigmund Freud-The founder of psychoanalytic school of psychology Basically a medical doctor who could not find any medical pathology of the patient Anna O. with multiple medical symptoms. Finally could effectively treat this case and many other such cases using mesmerism or hypnosis.
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Ch 6_Psychoanalysis - Chapter 6 Psychoanalytic Model with...

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