Lecture8.8.9.2011.PersonalityPsych.Summer2011.Chavez

Lecture8.8.9.2011.PersonalityPsych.Summer2011.Chavez - L...

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Lecture 8: 8/8/2011 Instructor: George Chavez
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Dostoyevsky heavily influenced existentialism Caring About the Person Despite a clear focus on the suffering and pain of human life, his writing is quite compassionate
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Caring About the Person Dostoyevsky & Parricide (1928) Guilt About Father’s Death Epilepsy Story of Parricide
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Caring About the Person This was fairly typical of Freudian psychoanalysis: 1) Disregard of an individual’s own personal experience (phenomenology). 2) Disregard for treatment or solution to an individual’s problems.
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Caring About the Person Non-Third Force psychologists have a reputation for not caring very much for the individual And not just on theoretical grounds, but on therapeutic grounds as well Otto Rank Explicitly stated that psychoanalysis was therapeutically irrelevant!
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Caring About the Person Rank’s influence was surprisingly far-reaching, despite his psychoanalytic banishment Carl Rogers was deeply influenced by Rank’s focus on the Here and Now .
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Caring About the Person Client-Centered Therapy In Rogers’ view, there is a synthesis of other personality theories In Rogers’ view, there is a synthesis of other personality theories
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Phenomenological Field Challenge? Stress? Individual’s interpretation of reality is what holds the key to therapy Caring About the Person
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Caring About the Person Actualizing Tendency A driving force in one’s life that causes one to become more complex, independent, and socially responsible. You can think of actualizing tendency as a goal that drives both one’s actions and, importantly, one’s interpretations of life. Organismic Valuing Process
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Norbert has a good grasp on his desires and potential Seeks out experiences that enhance his potential (Well functioning Organismic valuation process) He is able to do this because of previous unconditional positive regard I’m an excellent logician and strive for a sense of justice. I’d love to be a judge. Internship at NJ Supreme Court We support you Norbie! No matter what choices you make Caring About the Person
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Rogers’ therapy suggests that people have some potential or some constructive desire independent of their society and parental influence. In other words, a person might be quite creative and love drawing, hence their potential motivates them in the direction of becoming an artist. The job of the therapist (and one’s parents/guardians) is to provide unconditional positive regard . Just keep telling them, “I approve of whatYOU want!” and they will do the right thing . Caring About the Person
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A Life Course But there were still some post- Freudian’s who aimed to show a more compassionate side of psychoanalysis Erik Erikson How do the experiences and trajectories throughout one’s life affect perception and neuroses?
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hold, and the meaning of their thoughts, feelings, and actions. What do we mean
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