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Personality Pt. 1



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University of Pittsburgh
Psy 0010 - Introduction to Psychology

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PSY 0010 1st Edition Lecture 17 Outline of Last Lecture I Stress and Health Outline of Current Lecture II Personality Pt 1 Current Lecture Personality Personality Individual s characteristic way of thinking feeling and acting Personality is set doesn t change much after adolescents Psychoanalytic Theory Freud he worked in hospital settings o Patients suffering from nervous disorders Symptoms could not be explained in terms of purely physical causes Clinical experience o first personality theory Freud s Psychoanalytic Theory Structure of the mind Psychosexual stages o Are highly influenced by sexuality Influence of early experiences Freud Structure of the Mind ID o Unconscious psychic energy o Motivated by our sexual drive Ego o Executive Superego o Internalized ideas What we should do and how we should behave These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Mind Conscious mind o What we are fully aware of Preconscious o Outside awareness but accessible Unconscious mind o Work really hard to get access to it ID Unconsciously strives to satisfy basic sexual and aggressive drives Operates on the pleasure principle o Demanding immediate gratification Superego Provides standards for the conscience and standards for the future aspirations Ego Functions as executive Mediates demands of ID and superego Defense mechanisms Psychosexual Stages ID s pleasure seeking energies focused on pleasure sensitive body areas called erogenous zones Oral Stage First stage first year Mouth o Erogenous zone Weaning is primary conflict o If there is a problem fixation Anal Stage 1 3 years toilet training Conflict o Expulsive vs retentive Personalities o Problem people who don t get through this problem in a good way will be messy anal retentive Phallic Stage 3 6 years sexual feelings Oedipus complex boys Oedipus Complex Boy s sexual desire for his mother and hatred for his father who is

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