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This Months Notes

by: Paige Nelson

This Months Notes PSY-332-01

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Psychology of Personality
Dr. Reno
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Psychology, personality
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Date Created: 10/13/16
How Does Personality Develop? A. Teleology a. Oriented toward a future goal, purpose B. Spirituality a. Search for meaning­ across cultures  b. Broadest sense­ religion, faith C. Individualtion a. Moving toward wholeness, harmony b. Integrating all conscious and unconscious facts of personality c. Unfolding one’s inherent and unique personality d. Rarely completed D. Transcendence a. Emerging deeper self or essense that unites person with all humans and universe.  E. Self a. Influenced by self archetype b. Center of personality­ organizes c. Uniting opposites Personality Develops in Stages A. Progression a. Forward movement of psychic energy/libido B. Regression a. Backward movement of psychic energy/libido b. Can be a time of creativity…free neglected areas of life C. Stages a. Childish i. Ego develops­ age 4 ii. Distinguish between self and others: I­you b. Puberty to young adult i. Adapt to growing demands of reality ii. Focus on external, education, career, family iii. Conscious dominates c. Middle age i. Shifts from external to internal ii. Attempts to balance the unconscious with conscious;  opposites iii. Individuation  iv. Pointed toward midlife crisis Thinking Critically A. Assumptions B. Research a. Case Study­clients b. Visited cultures C. Personal Story D. Key Concepts a. Structure of personality­ mountains, islands­ conscious, person  unconscious b. Personality develops in stages c. Archetypes d. Personal development­ individuation, teleology, self, transcendence  Adler: Individual Psychology Cases 7,8 A. Toshimi (Dancer) 1. What significant childhood event(s) influenced this person? a The moment she was determined to get fit 2. How did this person view self as a child? b Unhappy, weak, clumsy, sick  3. How did his parents view them as a child c Very protective  2 How did others view them as a child? a Clumsy 3 What goal did they set for themselves? a Own a studio, become a professional dancer, influence others  B Martin (Laywer) 4. What significant childhood event(s) influenced this person? a Seeing child at the store 5. How did this person view self as a child? b Felt alone, unloved 6. How did his parents view them as a child c Didn’t pay much attention or affection 2 How did others view them as a child? a Intellectual, determined, smart 3 What goal did they set for themselves? a To rise above his past and achieve more success and sophisticated life People Move Away from Inferiority Feelings B. Definition 1. Feeling inferior, weak, dependent, less than C. Begin in Infancy 1. Due to being completely dependent on adult  2. Child becomes aware of this…seek to overcome… at 2… I want…  D. This continues into adulthood  1. As we compare self to others  E. Inferiority feelings initiate “striving for superiority.”  1. Ongoing struggle… normal  F. Compensate: These feelings stimulate striving through superiority and  compensations. 1. Motivation to overcome inferiority… move to next level of development 2. Overcoming real or imagined inferiority b More effort… work harder c Develop a new ability 4 Vs Overcompensation. Ex. Don Juan  People “Strive for Superiority”  Psychodynamic Psychology 3. Study how unconsciousness and early childhood experiences influence  behavior Children Need Safety G. Safety from 1. Isolation—abandoned  2. Helplessness  3. Fear 4. Hostility H. Parents are supposed to provide this safety 1. Caring, nurturing, supportive, available, dependable  I. Psychological problems develop if this safety need is unmet 1. She looks at disturbances in human relationships…I­you­we…social J. Neuroses 1. Horney: “psychic disturbance (s) brought about by fears and defenses  against these fears, and by attempts to find compromise solutions for  conflicting tendencies.”  K. A neurotic person has one dominant trend 1. Keep other trends from being expressed 2. “stuck” in one way of relating to others  L. Healthy, normal… people use various trends 1. Various ways of dealing with anxiety… 2. Flexible—use more than 1 trend  Anxiety Develops When… M. Basic Anxiety develops if the need for safety is unmet 1. Feeling of being alone in an unfriendly and hostile and frightening world  2. Loneliness, helplessness N. Traits of Basic Anxiety 1. Helplessness 2. Aggressive 3. Detachment  O. Anxiety is 1. Involves unmet needs—so may become “neurotic needs?”—chart 2. Involves social interaction or lack… relational P. Basic Evil: Ways in which parents undermine a child’s security and  safety 1. Indifference 2. Rejection 3. Hostility  4. Preference for another sibling  5. Unfair punishment 6. Humiliation Q. Basic Hostility develop when treated as just described 1. Caught between depending on parents and hostility toward them  2. As a powerless child, suppress hostile feelings toward parents to survive Self­Protective Mechanisms against Anxiety R. People are motivated to protect self… seek security  1. Powerful, primary, intense S. Secure affection 1. “If you love me, you will not hurt me.”  2. Try to do what other wants… Samara 3. Bribe 4. Threaten others  T. Being submissive  1. Self­protection 2. Comply with wishes of other… or everyone in environment U. Seek power 1. Compensates for helpfulness 2. Seek success and superiority  V. Withdraw Idealized Self­Image W.Neurotic self­image 1. Based on inflexible and unrealistic way of thinking of self 2. Grandiose and glorious self image that conceals one’s weaknesses and  hated real self X. Healthy, normal person 1. Flexible and realistic view of self—strengths and weaknesses, abilities,  skills  Y. We all have ideas about our self…self­image How we see and think about se


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