PSYC 102 Lecture Notes - Walter Mischel, Factor Analysis, Albert Bandura

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Personality: an individual"s characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting. The unconscious: the part of our mind containing thoughts, wishes, feelings, and memories of which we are not aware. Preconscious (outside awareness, but accessible if you think about it carefully) [superego] Ego: concerned with navigating reality reality principle: eg. looking at laws, rules . Superego: morality, internal values govern don"t do something because it"s not right our conscience . Personality development: psychosexual stages based on erogenous zones. The oedipus complex reflects a boy"s sexual desire for his mother and feelings of jealously and hatred for the rival father. A girl"s desire for her father is called the electra complex. Defense mechanism: reducing anxiety by unconsciously distorting reality (cont from sigmund freud) Examples : repression: banishes anxiety arousing thoughts, feelings, and memories from consciousness, reaction formation: switches unacceptable impulses into their opposites, projection: leads people to disguise their own threatening impulses by attributing them to others.

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