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Psychoanalytic Social TheoryCulture plays a significant role in shaping personalityTheory of NeurosisAn attempt to make life bearable, as a way of interpersonal control andcopingPersonalityBased on how one defines themselves in the context of relationships andcultural conditionsHealthy interpersonal relationships are based on acceptance of thetrue self, instead of some defensive idealized selfPsychological maladjustmentMaladaptive ways of iterating with other peopleUnrealistic sense of selfDevelopment of PersonalityBasic AnxietyDeveloped from feelings of helplessness and lonelinessFrom early childhoodparental / environmental abuse, neglect, mistreatment,abandonmentBasic HostilityDeveloped as a response to basic anxietyReinforces the anxietyDirected towards others (or sa self) instead of original perpetratorsManifested in future relationshipsParental Difference“Basic evil”Coldly indifferentMay be openly hostileRejecting the childChild feels unwanted and unlovedDefenses against anxiety3 interpersonal orientationsMoving toward (self-effacing solution)Attention and approval-seekingOverly-dependentAgreeableAfraid of competition and rejectionRepresses rage, anger, hostilityNeed for loveDesire to find self worth in a relationship
Morbid dependencyMoving against (expansive solution)Machiavellian, manipulativeDominating, controllingSelf-worth is derived from success and prestigeIdentifies with the ideal self;NarcissisticSeeks partner to enhance powerNeed for recognitionperfectionistMoving away (resignation solution)“I don’t care” attitudeEmotionallyflatCounter-dependentBelittles own potentialLacks clear goalsNeed for privacyShallow livingDetached from emotional experiencesInterpersonal ConflictIn normal persons, the three trends are all presentThey complement each other for inner harmonyNonneurotic peopleflexibleAlternatively give in to others, fight others, or keep to themselves,as appropriateNeurotic individualsDriven to fight, to comply, to be aloof, regardless of whether or nottheir10 neurotic needsAffection and approvalPowerful partnerRestriction of one’s life within narrow boundariesPowerExploit othersSocial recognitionPersonal admirationAmbition and personal achievementSelf-sufficiencyPerfection and unassailability
Moving toward:accepting one’s helplessness and becomingcompliantOrientation toward life : self-effacing solution (an appeal to beloved)Moving against: rebelling and resisting others to protect one’s selffrom a threatening environmentOrientation toward life : Self expansive solution (striving formastery)Moving away: isolating oneself to avoid involvement with othersOrientation toward life:Resignation solution (a desire to be free ofothers)Intrapsychic ConflictAll of us construct a picture of ourselves that may or may not be based onreality

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Term
Spring
Professor
Echivarre
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Karen Horney, The Unconscious,

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