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PSYS 317; Brown

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PSYS 317; Brown Psych 317

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Personality Psychology
Kim Brown
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Date Created: 10/13/16
PSYS 317 3 Oct Erik Erickson Bio  Mother: Karla Abrhamson  Father left before born  Married Erik’s pediatrician  2 half-sisters: Ruth and Ellen  After HS, went to Art school and traveled  Was analyzed and trained by Anna Freud  Got Canadian dancer preg/ almost didn’t marry her  He and Joan had 4 children together: o Kai, Jon, Sue, and Neil  Immigrated to US in 1933/ changed name  Taught at both Harvard and Yale; never earned a doctorate!  Coined term “Identity Crisis” or “Identity confusion” Personality Development and Structure: 8 Psycho-social “crises”: epigenetic in nature  Trust vs Mistrust (Hope) o Balance of both qualities with a little skew toward pos o 0-1 o Important to figure out who you can and cannot trust and count on for your needs  Autonomy vs Shame/doubt (will) o 1-3 yrs o “Me”  Initiative ns guilt (purpose) o 3-5 yrs o Your “good ideas” and effect it has on others  Industry vs. Inferiority (Competence) o 6-11 yrs o Accomplish expectations of culture (zip coat, tie shoes, etc) o Time of lessons; finding out what you’re good at  Identity vs. Role Confusion (Fidelity-loyalty) o 12-18 yrs o Want to understand “who we are”  What qualities and characteristics do we posses  How are we going to use these in the rest of our lives and for the world 2 PSYS 317 OCT 5th 8 Psycho-social “crises” epigenetic in nature  Trust v. Mistrust (hope)  Autonomy v Shame/doubt (will)  Initiative v Guilt (purpose)  Identity v Role Confusion (fidelity)  Intimacy v isolation (love)  Generativity v stagnation (care)  Integrity v despair (wisdom)  Gerotranscedance (faith) 5 Styles for achieving Identity (WORK)  Moratorium: process of searching  Identity Achievement: “aha this is it,” choosing  Identity Diffusion: haven’t had crisis and not looking for one, comfortable where they are  Foreclosure: just pick and go  Alienated Achievement: No crisis, no occupational goal, good grasp of self-concept in other ways (arrogance, “trust fund babies”) Intimacy v Isolation  18-35  Connecting with people around you vs. isolating ourselves  Need time to yourself: be comfortable in your own skin  Challenge: “walk to class without headphones” Caring for others and caring for yourself; you emerge with virtue of love (test question) Generativity v. Stagnation  Generativity: Giving back knowledge to next generation  Stagnation: Taking stuff to the grave; nobody else benefits from it; self-focus  Emerge with virtue of care (others and ourselves) Integrity v despair 70yrs old  Things you are proud of, bucketlist vs looking back on things you regret, things you never got to do  Emerge with quality of wisdom Gerotranscedance  After Erickson’s death decided this new stage  You go back through stages in reverse order mistrust v trust, etc.  Emerge with virtue of faith Maldevelopment  Maladaptive: only positive side- lead to nerosis  Malignant: only neg- leads to sycosis: detachments from society  All influenced by parental care, historiacal time period,SES 2


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