Personality - What is Personality? PERSONALITY a person's...

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What is Personality? PERSONALITY a person’s unique patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORY
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Basic assumptions . . . • many important infuences on personality are unconscious Basic assumptions . . . uncomFortable memories and Feelings may be repressed, and thus eliminated From conscious awareness Basic assumptions . . . early experiences have a Formative infuence on personality development
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Three sides of personality . . . ID EGO SUPEREGO ID seeks immediate gratiFcation of needs, wishes, and desires PLEASURE PRINCIPLE: the desire to seek pleasure and avoid pain by any means possible
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EGO negotiates between the desires of the id and the real world REALITY PRINCIPLE: the desire to Fnd realistic and appropriate ways of satisfying needs SUPEREGO the moral authority within the personality
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unconscious processes that distort reality in order to reduce anxiety or threatening thoughts Defense mechanisms include . . . repression
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 1 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at UC Davis.

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