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Week 2 Personality Notes

by: Nate Dickstein

Week 2 Personality Notes Psych 370

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Here are the class notes for week 2 of class from Monday, January 26 until Friday January 30. Unfortunately because of the snow day we only met 1 time this week in class.
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Nate Dickstein on Friday January 30, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Psych 370 at University of Massachusetts taught by Professor Bickford in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 68 views. For similar materials see Personality in Psychlogy at University of Massachusetts.


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Date Created: 01/30/15
Class 312915 o organized and relatively enduring relatively personalities often change over time not completely but to an extent personality also changes depending on not just time but situation 0 and that influence his or her interactions with person x situation interaction perceptions people perceive situations differently selection people choose their situations evoca ons people evoke reactions in others manipulations people intentionally influence others 0 and adaptations to central feature of personality responding in functional adaptive ways 0 the environment physical and social environment present adaptive challenges 0 Henry Murray quote every person is in certain respects a like all other people b like some other people c like no other people a human nature capacity for love and hate b group difference level morning people risk takers introverts c individual uniqueness level ways in which any given person is like no other 0 Levels of analysis idiographic and nomothetic ldiographic understanding total person big complex theories clinical approach grand theories not very testable or parsimonious not too scientific Nomothetic understanding individual group differences limited personality variables most contemporary research more testable and parsimonious less comprehensive and less heuristic value c Domains of understanding personality individual difference how people differ biological people as organisms cognitiveexperiential thoughts and subjective experiences intrapsychic internal often unconscious mental processes socialcultural considering broader extent adjustment adaptive utility o Freud sometimes I m my own worst enemy o Freud s basic ideas people are ruled by primitive urges retain an animalistic nature sexual and aggressive impulses selfish and irrational not consciously accessible basic motivation underlying all behavior society restricts the expression of these urges inner conflict this conflict produces anxiety that must be managed must satisfy urges in socially acceptable ways 0 Preview of Freud s theory individual differences ego defenses instinctual objects adjustment capacity for love and work cognitive processes much thought is hidden even from the thinker biological influences biological drives at root of personality society judges unacceptable impulses development first 5 years of life o The unconscious one of Freud s most important contributions reason does not rule behavior often not aware of source of behaviors or emotions much behavior never enters conscious awareness at all 0 3 parts conscious present awareness preconscious readiy made aware easy access to bring to consciousness unconscious not readily made aware anxiety provoking o Manifestations of unconscious motivation mostly related to sex and aggression but also other libidinous drives physical symptoms conversion hysteria psychosis unconscious unchecked dreams manifest and latent content dream analysis psychopathology of everyday life parapraxes Freudian slips errors in speech memory action humor projective tests


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