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Personality Psych, 1-20

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Personality Psych, 1-20 Psych 319

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Wednesday of second week for first exam
Personality Psychology
Dr. Alan Roberts
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Date Created: 03/09/16
psych 319 1-20 01/20/2016 ▯ Intro to Freud  One branch of personality psych  Biography: th o NOT RESPONSIstE FOR; jewish, may 6 , born in Czech republic, 1 born, photographic memory, high school-10, med school-17, m.d.-25, neurologist, cocaine as anesthetic, died of jaw cancer after leaving Vienna  Why study Freud? o Rejected/discredited theories by mainstream psychologists o Influence on modern psychotherapy, research topics (unconscious), defense mechanisms (clearly Freud), influence on Western culture, Star Wars? o Laid foundation for interesting popular topics in psychology today ▯ Unconscious motivation: we don’t know why we do what we do  Mind consisted of 3 parts: o Conscious: thoughts, feelings, images about which you are presently aware  Ie: thinking about psychology right now o Pre-conscious: information about what you are not currently thinking about, but can easily return to conscious awareness  Ie: what I had for dinner last night o Unconscious: largest part of human mind  Freud argued most of mind is outside awareness  holds thoughts and memories about which you are unaware  includes unacceptable sexual and aggressive urges, thoughts, and feelings o Why?  Blocked out of consciousness, tried not to think about  Causes anxiety when thought about  Aggressive and sexual behavior of the unconscious is not socially acceptable (taboo)  Problem?  Information and thoughts are instinctive, sex and aggression are instinctive, don’t go away o Iceberg Metaphor  Most of iceberg is below the surface, not visible  Similar to the human mind, conscious mind is like the tip of iceberg (clearly seen), preconscious is right below: information that can be retrieved (slightly seen), unconscious is largest part below the surface (cannot be seen)  Sex and aggression: instinctive, does not go away o Blocked out because its not acceptable, but constantly trying to express itself because it is instinctive and does not go away  Mind and body wants to express, consciousness tries to block it and push it down  Instincts o Eros: life  libido o Thanatos: death  aggression ▯ Psychoanalysts analyze everything ▯ Organic (biological: disease) vs. functional (psychology: phobias, etc)  Psychodynamic- trace themselves to Freud (psychoanalytic) o Not passive, its dynamic thinking ▯ Freud argued that unconscious material can take a life of its own- Freud called this the “motivated unconscious”- material can leak into thoughts, feelings, and behaviors  Like a box in the basement, want to keep it there and pushed down (dormant), unable to be kept in basement because its constantly coming back upstairs, never eliminated,  Argued nothing happens by accident, reason behind every act, behavior, feeling  Everything we do, say, think, feel is an expression of our mind- either conscious, preconscious, or unconscious o When we lose our keys, its because we really didn’t want to go anywhere ▯ ▯


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