Freud pushed it a little bit farther and in later

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- Freud pushed it a little bit farther and in later introduced “Multiple Determination”. This is the idea that most significant behavior has more
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than one meaning or determinant. He believed that most significant behavior is serving a couple of different ends (meaningful and purposeful in more than one way .... ). B. Unconscious Mental Processes 1. Origins of idea - the origin of this idea is when he witnessed the pain recovery of his patients. As treatment went a long, memories came back to them that were not available in the first place. Where did these come from? How is a memory lost and then found? How did they lose them? His first answer was a spatial metaphor. Memories are in the unconscious kept there by the force of repression and eventually moved into the conscious part of your mind. the preconscious area is kind of a no-mans land (in the middle). On the face of it, it is absurd. 2. Other Unconscious Phenomena - Why would he even entertain this idea it is so strange! Because of the notion of “Freudian Slips”. We say something we did not intend to say that was VERY true. There is something more that is going on than we can talk about consciously... “Emotional Overreactions”: sometimes events that may be expected to produce mild emotion or no emotion, instead produce very very strong emotions! It is clear that the event had personal significance that the person was not aware of! (triggering feelings from past, etc). 3. Specific Assumptions a. dynamic - CRUCIAL IDEA: this unconscious is the dynamic unconscious. Ex. people may be unaware of how they execute muscles in a tennis stroke. Freudian unconscious is not that. It refers to wishes or ideas that could become conscious but which are actively excluded from consciousness. The next idea is specifically Freud (which is where people begin to disagree) b. sexual - this is where all the dispute lies... c. primary - Freud thought that unconscious motivation was by-far the more important. He thought that you could not really or truly understand someone until you understand their unconscious motives. - we can say: we can articulate our conscious motives. Freud says they are either (a) indirect expressions of the unconscious or (b) self-deceptive masks of the real unconscious motives.
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  • Winter '11
  • KOESTNER
  • Unconscious mind, FREUD I. Introduction

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