Psychology Notes 3

Later in life we go through an identification process

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Later in life, we go through an identification process with other people that only effects our ego Castration complex ”- all girls have this. Hold their mother responsible for lack of a penis and do not forgive her for being put at this disadvantage fall victim to the “penis envy” which harms their development and character When girls realize this… will become neurotic or will become male-like, tomboy or will have normal femininity All in phallic stage. Women have a baby instead of having a penis Freud Conclusions DETERMINISTIC THEORY- what happens in early life has long term consequences THEORY OF CONFLICT- within the individual, within people/the family and the resolution/inadequate resolution of those conflicts One might argue Conflict between human nature and culture Greatest contribution his elaboration of a dynamic unconscious. The notion that so much of the way we are is influenced by the unconscious. Psychosexual- fundamentally sexual terms, driven by biological appetites ERIKSON
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Ego psychologists - thought that Freud’s theory was too dominated by the id, they said that its probably better to emphasize the rational adaptive part of our personality. Just a shift of emphasis
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