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Unit 1

Psychoanalytic Theory

Psychoanalysis Theory of Personality that emphasizes unconscious motives / conflicts- Sigmund Freud
Id Seeks to avoid pains & find pleasure
Ego The liaison or middle-man b/t desires and morals.
Super-Ego Your “conscience”—good sense & reason
Defense Mechanisms Protect the individual from conflict / anxiety. (6 Types)
Repression block any idea that is threatening from your consciousness.
Projection Unacceptable feelings are repressed & Projected onto somebody else.
Displacement Person who directs emotions toward people/objects that aren’t real source of feelings.
Reaction Formation Feeling that causes anxiety is transformed into opposite feeling.
Regression reverting to a previous phase of development.
Denial Refusing to admit problem
Oral Stage —(0-1 yr.)—babies experience world through the mouth-“Oral Fixation” —Smoking, overeating, biting nails
Anal Stage —(2-3 yr.)—toilet training—if training is too strict or unorganized
Anal retentive up tight, neat, clean
Anal expulsive messy, disorganized
Phallic Stage —(3-6 yr.)—Unconscious desires for parent of opposite sex.
Oedipus Complex ”Mommy’s Boy"
Electra Complex ”Daddy’s Girl”
Latency —(7-11 yr)—Non-sexual Stage
Genital Stage —(12+ yr.)—Come to terms with sexuality—personality is formed & stable by previous stages.
Carl Jung partnered with Freud, but they disagreed about fundamentals.
Collective Unconscious the uncons. is full of symbols, memories shared by all human beings— legacy of human history.
Archetypes common themes in collective unconscious
Created by: atercs