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oFreud couchComfort, forget therapists is there°TheoriesThrough many “talk therapy” sessions Freud came to believe certainprinciples guided all human’s behaviorWish fulfillment: We have a drive realize unfulfilled desiresoManifest content- the clear surfaceoLatent content- true hidden meaning that is too shameful toadmitNeeds a therapist to discernSexual in nature°Oedipus ComplexChildren develop sexual, romantic feelings for the opposite sexparentCompete with siblings and other parent for their affectionSociety tells them this is wrong and it gets repressed°Manifest vs LatentLittle Hans and his fear of horsesoDreams and real-lifeFreud determined Hans’s Oedipus complex had given himcastration anxietyoWhat if my father found out?Where boys experienceCA, girls experiencepenis envy°Repression (seen as the root cause of issues)For Freud and Psychoanalysis the unconscious was a very activepart of psychologyUnconscious desiresoEverything out base animal instincts and urges tell us to doOnly society and morality can put a check
Facing those desires leads tocatharsis°CatharsisFreud found that these methods often led to marketed improvementin his patientsTalk therapy is still used todayoMethods vs Theories°MethodsTransferenceoTake your negative emotions for someone else and put themon the therapistPsychoanalysis is not one thingoMethods>theories>methods>theoriesFreud was constantly modifying°Advances: EthicsFreud set ethical guidelines for therapist interactionsoHad not really been codified beforeOpen to anythingComfortConfidentialityNo relationships!°Id, Ego, and SuperegoThere are no discrete things in the brainThese terms were used by Freud as a way to discuss the conflictinherent in psychological processesThe war in our unconsciousId: InstinctsEgo: Reality (you yourself)Superego: Morality°The Id (devil on the shoulder)Id: the primitive animalistic part of the brain
oSeat of all urgesDeath wish (Thanatos): need for destruction and dominationLife drive (Eros): Pursuit of love, creation, and birthoLibido: sexual driveOperated exclusively on thePleasure PrincipleoBe immediately gratifiedLeft unchecked, the Id reduces us to our most basic instincts°The SuperegoThe superego counterbalances the IdEverything society teaches us is proper and moral is internalized inthe superegooThe Superego pushes us to be a paragon of virtue, the bestregulated self was can be (little bit of “nurture” seen inpsychoanalysis)The EgoGuided by theReality PrincipleoOur environment has different plans so we cannot geteverything we want when we want itThe ego is the referee between the Id and SuperegooVery close to our modern idea of the SelfThe Ego is conscious and unconscious and compromised betweenthese extreme urges°Freud’s Legacy

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