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Lecture 3

Lecture 3 on Sigmund Freud and Hypnosis

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Simon Fraser University
PSYC 370
Robert Ley

PSYC 370 – Lecture 3 – September 20, 2012 Hypnosis - Used to be studied extensively - Remarkable intervention - Used to control problems that could not be fixed through traditional methods/interventions - Foreshadowed Freud’s psychoanalytic theory - What is going on psychologically between hypnotist and the subject? – able to “suggest” to stop smoking habits, start habits, stop sense of smell - The brain registers the stimulus but the subject will not react or will react as the hypnotist tells him to - Highly relaxed, altered state of consciousness - Dissociation – thoughts, feelings, and actions not connected Hypnotic susceptibility – normal bell-shaped curve - What makes someone more hypnotizable? – correlated with different personality traits, imaginal absorption James Braid – wrote about the use of trance states in patients – “hypnosis” - Hypnos means sleep in Greek Nancy School – ? Salpetriere – in Paris, where lead hypnotist stayed - Who was their most famous client??? ***BONUS EXAM QUESTION*** John Charcot– the Napoleon of neuroses - Treated hysterics - Discovered male cases of hysteria (which before was thought to be only had by women) - Freud visits Charcot in the hospital in 1885 Psychoanalytic Theory – - Parapraxes – Freudian slips o Incident in which you intend to say or do something but you say or do something different - Developed by Freud as a way to explain psychopathology and abnormal developments - Depth Perspective – primitive elements in personality (i.e. thumb sucking, tantrums) - Hierarchical Organization o Onion theory – peeling layers off the onion with respect to the unconscious - Id – most primitive part of the psyche - Therapy: focused on the depth of a person’s psychological makeup, desires, etc - Dissociative state: dissociation or automatism where one is not aware of what they do o Sleep walking, multiple personality disorder, Psychodynamic Theories – all of the theories evoke a construct of the unconscious, all dynamic (state of flux) theories - Deterministic – behavior is determined, not random Sigmund Freud -- - Born in 1856, grew up in Vienna, middle class family - Very accomplished, bright student - Very interested in the humanities o Classic literature, philosophy o Older civilizations - A lot of his constructs from his theories are drawn from Greek literature (i.e. Oedipus) - Studied biology in University - Published his first scientific paper at 21 years old o Discovered the genitals in a species of eels, people thought that that eel didn’t have - Entered medical school,
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