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Personality Psychology Chapter 12 Dr. Akiyama Psychology 210 Fall 2008
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FREUD’S PSYCHODYNAMIC THEORY Emphasizes the importance of early childhood experiences, unconscious or repressed forces that influence our behaviors
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Divisions of Consciousness Preconscious mind - information is available but not currently conscious. Conscious mind - aware of immediate surroundings and perceptions. Unconscious mind - thoughts, feelings, memories, and other information are kept that are not easily or voluntarily brought into consciousness. Menu
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Techniques to discover the unconscious Free association clients are encouraged to talk about any thoughts or images that enter their head; Dream interpretation dreams contain underlying, hidden meanings and symbols
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Dreams Manifest content the content of a dream that a person remembers Latent content the underlying hidden meaning of a dream The “royal road” to the unconscious
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DIVISIONS OF THE MIND
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DIVISIONS OF THE MIND Id, ego, and superego Interactions among the processes result in conflicts
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Id: pleasure seeker contains two biological drives: sex and aggression id’s goal is to pursue pleasure and satisfy biological drives
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