PSYA02H3 Lecture Notes - Dark Triad, Dream Interpretation, Hypnosis

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Published on 14 Apr 2013
School
UTSC
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA02H3
normal people
the big five gives a decent sense of one’s personality
traits differentiate from the dark triad
note: traits of the dark triad are not completely absent
attractive people
often on the ‘edge’ (with dark triad traits)
ex. Elvis was a psychopath in a way with his hip-thrusting dance moves.
the dark triad
strong in criminal population
Freud
not a scientist
psychologists before Freud scientists
trained as a physiologist
strong observational skills
developed theory regarding personality development
desires can cause psychic energy
(un)concious drives
worked with Charcot on hypnotism
hypnotism
strong suggestions
influenced by mesmer
similar to the placebo effect
Freud
believed that the mind had three components
Id, Ego, and Superego
described components as three individuals
manner in which (internal) energies are released determines personalities
Id
linked to libido
primary source of instinctual motivation for all psychic forces
animal inside of us
immediate gratification
where motivation comes from
instinct
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pleasure principle
desire to obtain immediate gratification
Superego
partly conscience
(in a sense,) opposite to Id
who we want to be
Ego-Ideal
internal notion of what society values in a person
what is meant to be “appreciated”
Ego
reason
attempts to satisfy Id and Superego
channels energy of Id
reality principle
tendency to satisfy the desires of Id in realistic ways
sexual and aggressive drives
focus of psychodynamic theory
difficult to satisfy
if left unsatisfied, causes psychic tension
(according to Freud)
dreams
manifest content
refers to actual storyline
assumed (by Freud) to be Superego cleansed version
actual content of the dream seen by individual
latent content
reflects motivation for the dream
Id driven
representation of dream
underlying meaning
Freud
dream analysis
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The big five gives a decent sense of one"s personality. Note: traits of the dark triad are not completely absent. Often on the edge" (with dark triad traits) Elvis was a psychopath in a way with his hip-thrusting dance moves. Believed that the mind had three components. Manner in which (internal) energies are released determines personalities. Primary source of instinctual motivation for all psychic forces. Internal notion of what society values in a person. Tendency to satisfy the desires of id in realistic ways. Assumed (by freud) to be superego cleansed version. Actual content of the dream seen by individual. Unknowing placement of an unpleasant memory into the unconscious. Redirection of unacceptable feelings from the original source to a substitute target. Replacement of socially unacceptable impulses with socially acceptable behaviour. Acting in manner opposite to unacceptable impulses. Attribution of unacceptable feelings and thoughts to others and not self. False excuses created for unacceptable feelings, thoughts, behaviours.

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