12/21 - 11/21/05 1. Personality a. Theories of Personality...

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11/21/05 1. Personality a. Theories of Personality i. 4 Approaches of the Self 1. Energy System Approach a. Personality represents conflicts between energy sources b. Freud i. Psychoanalytic theory 1. Hysteria a. Suffered some kind of traumatic event early in their life b. After hypnosis i. Most would recover 2. Libido a. Sexual instinct i. Discharged of sex or composing music 3. Aggressive motivation a. Death instinct i. Discharged in physical contact or having an intellectual conversation ii. The Self 1. ID a. Discharges energy without regard for what my be dangerous or morally/ socially unacceptable b. Only concerned with immediate gratification 2. EGO a. Enables the individual to mediates between conflicting drives and impulses b. The Executive branch of personality 3. SUPER EGO a. Develops from the child’s ego b. Based upon what the parents impose on the child c. Incorporates, ideas, values and norms of society d. Approval or disapproval of behavior iii. Defensive mechanisms 1. Sublimation a. Changes the motives of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Savare during the Fall '07 term at SUNY Albany.

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12/21 - 11/21/05 1. Personality a. Theories of Personality...

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