Chapter 14 - Ch 14 Personality Peoples typical ways of...

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Ch 14 – Personality People’s typical ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving Consistent across time and situations All personality theories talk about: o Motivation (dynamics) – why people do the things they do o Structure – how personality is organized (the core elements ex: trait, ideal self, ego, etc.) o Growth – how we develop from infancy to maturity (ex: Freud’s psychosexual stages) o Therapy – how and why problems in personality functioning develop and how to remedy those problems Hysteria Glove Anesthesia Conversion disorder: condition in which a person has blindness, paralysis, or other nervous system (neurological) symptoms that cannot be explained by medical evaluation The Case of Fraulein Elisabeth Upper class Viennese woman in early 20’s Major symptom: intense pains in her legs at the thighs Cared for dying father but wanted to do other things Ambivalence – feeling two emotions at once guilt vs. desire Hysterical symptoms are
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Chapter 14 - Ch 14 Personality Peoples typical ways of...

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