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Unformatted text preview: 1 The Psychoanalytic Perspective Module 45 2 Personality An individuals characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting. Each dwarf has a distinct personality. 3 Psychodynamic Perspective In his clinical practice, Freud encountered patients suffering from nervous disorders whose complaints could not be explained in terms of purely physical causes. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) C u l v e r P i c t u r e s 4 Psychodynamic Perspective Freuds clinical experience led him to develop the first comprehensive theory of personality which included, the unconscious mind , psychosexual stages and defense mechanisms. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) C u l v e r P i c t u r e s 5 Exploring the Unconscious A reservoir ( unconscious mind ) of mostly unacceptable thoughts, wishes, feelings and memories. Freud asked patients to say whatever came to their mind ( free association ) to tap the unconscious. h t t p : / / w w w . e n g l i s h . u p e n n . e d u 6 Dream Analysis Another method to analyze the unconscious mind is through interpreting the manifest and latent contents of dreams. The Nightmare , Henry Fuseli (1791) 7 Psychoanalysis The process of free association (chain of thoughts) led to painful, embarrassing unconscious memories. Once these memories were retrieved and released ( treatment: psychoanalysis ) the patient felt better. 8 Model of Mind The mind is like an iceberg. Mostly hidden and below the surface lies the unconscious mind. The preconscious, stores temporary memories. 9 Personality Structure Personality develops as a result of our efforts to resolve conflicts between our biological impulses (id) and social restraints (superego). 10 Id, Ego and Superego Id unconsciously strives to satisfy basic sexual and aggressive drives operating on the pleasure principle, demanding immediate gratification....
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Winter '09 term at Waterloo.

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