personality - PERSONALITY Chapter 12 *the story of one...

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 Chapter 12 *the story of one person’s struggle to constantly get their needs met in a world where  they constantly struggle* Freud’s topographical model Conscious: rational and goal directed Preconscious: unconscious, but could become conscious Unconscious: irrational (powerful, instinctive, all emotional), rather than logical Unconscious process influence behavior Slips of the tongue o “Here is that famous psychiatrist, Sigmund Fraud” Dreams o Primarily wish fulfillment o Have a latent content [underlying/hidden meaning] vs. manifest content [what  seems obvious] Free association Structure of Personality Id- instinctive drives     , “life force” [primarily sexual and aggressive] – the “dark side”  but Freud saw Id urges as a life force/born with all these instincts. As you get  older, the Id instincts transform into other things later on. o  Operates on the pleasure  principle Ego     - develops to deal with reality  o Operates on the reality  principle Superego     - morality develops    mostly unconscious but some conscious o Operates on the morality  principle o Two parts of super-ego: Ego-ideal: tells you what is good and how you should strive to be perfect Conscience: development/power of the conscience
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