Reading Notes on Freud
Reading Notes on Freud 20986
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HPS 605 Nature of the Emotions Reading Notes Sigmund Freud I Freud Pg 98109 How is Freud inconsistent with his theory of the unconscious with regard to emotions Pg 9899 Freud believed emotions were conscious and described them in terms of consciousness affects felt feelings the conscious subjective aspect of an emotion But Freud would also describe in terms of unconsciousness unconscious guilt repressed hostility Explain Freud s three components of emotions Pg 99 Instinct unconscious inherent response Idea the instinct is unconscious but is accompanied by a conscious thought Affect an emotion is a conscious affect Freud gives several pieces of evidence for the unconscious Which does he call incontrovertible proof Pg 100 When unconscious processes help explain what conscious ones have so far not been able to that is solid justification for the theory There is an objection to the theory of unconsciousness where anything unconscious is regarded as no longer psychical or of the mind How does Freud disagree Pg 101 Freud sees the majority of knowledge to be latent rather than at our immediate disposal but there is a disagreement that such latent memories are still of the mind Freud believes they are residually of the mind and so can become psychical processes once more How are latent states similar to conscious states Pg 101 Freud says all the categories that are under consciousness are applicable to the unconsciousness ideas purposes resolutions and other things along those lines Freud thinks the only real difference between the latent and conscious is actually just the fact one is conscious and the other isn t 6 10 11 What does Freud mean when he says the unconscious is perfectly plausible because in postulating it we are not departing a single step from our customary and generally accepted mode of thinking Pg 101 The theory of consciousness itself is based solely on the assumption that the consciousness we feel is universally felt by other humans such a thing cannot be proven as we cannot ever know another person s thoughts as we can our own The theory of unconsciousness is based on the same assumption and so changes nothing in adapting it to the theory of consciousness Freud has many justifications and pieces of evidence supporting his theory of the unconscious The weekly courseweb response questions for Freud asked you to give and explain a few do you remember them Pg 100102 Anything that initiates an emotional response Freud might call an affect What happens to affects when a process of the mind becomes unconscious Pg 103 Repression is the process which nullifies the affects of emotions Repression is what allows for unconscious processes to develop What is the difference between fear anxiety and fright according to Freud Pg 106 Fear is associated with an object Fright occurs in the presence of danger without warning and without anxiety Anxiety is actually a means of overcoming fright as it prepares one for fight or ight Remember that birth is the prototype of anxiety The feelings and bodily responses associated with anxiety are in Freud s opinion all first felt at birth These same feeling are then felt later under similar conditions Pg 106 Remember also that anxiety is only useful in its way of preparing one for action In over abundance it ruins one s ability to act Feud calls this dread Pg 105