Identification Bolstering self esteem by forming imaginary or real alliance

Identification bolstering self esteem by forming

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Identification Bolstering self-esteem by forming imaginary or real alliance with some person or group (defense mechanism) EX: An insecure young man joins a fraternity to boost his self-esteem Be able to identify the defense mechanism being used if given an example Psychosexual stages Development periods with a characteristic sexual focus that leaves their mark on adult personality 1. Oral First year The main source of erotic stimulation is the mouth Fixation at the oral stage could form the basis of obsessive eating or smoking 2. Anal 2nd year Genital anxiety derived from severe toilet training could evolve into anxiety about sexual activities later in life 3. Phallic 3rd-5th year Little boys develop an erotically tinged preference for their mother and feel hostility toward their father whom they view as a competitor for mom’s affection Little girls develop penis envy and get mad at their mothers for their anatomy 4. Latency and Genital 5th-puberty Sexual urges reappear on the genitals and sexual energy is channeled towards peers of the other sex Oedipal complex Children manifest erotically tinged desires for their opposite sex parent, accompanied by feelings of hostility toward their same sex parent Children manifest hostility toward same sex parent due to desires towards opposite sex parent Fixation Failure to move forward from one psychosexual stage to another, as expected Can be caused by excessive gratification of one stage or by excessive frustration of those needs Jung’s analytic psychology Considered Freud's unconscious as the “personal unconscious,” then went deeper into the “collective unconscious” Archetypes Emotionally charged images and thought forms that have universal meaning
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“Each person shares collective unconscious with the entire human race” EX: symbols from different cultures often show striking similarities because they emerge from archetypes that are shared by the entire human race Collective unconscious A storehouse of latent memory traces inherited from
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