Personality Lecture 2

13 views4 pages
user avatar
Published on 1 Feb 2011
School
UTSC
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB30H3
Professor
Personality
Lecture 2
Primary Process: When we can’t physically gratify our actual needs, we
fantasize. Only goes so far (If your hungry dreaming about food won’t help)
Behaviourism, Psychodynamics or societal norms/ we can’t do what we want to
do, because society says we can’t function as a society if we do what ever we
want
Freud thought there is only a few ways to get to the unconscious
oFirst he thought it was hypnosis
oThen he thought it was free association ( a way to get to the real you)
No editing
oOther way—is by interpreting dreams.
oTRUE Repression—it gets blocked before you are even aware of it.
What we see in our dreams
oManifest content: What you see in the dreams
oLatent content in dreams: What it really means
Last way to get to the unconsciousALCOHOL
oDoesn’t change your mind/ Personality
oLowers the inhibitions—let’s the real you come out
Freud went overboard with sexual/ violent meanings
Motivation for sexuality: Pleasure seeking
Eros—life impulses
Thanatos—death impulses
Freud thought that the stages in life to develop our personality was the
psychosexual stages
oFreud thought your personality is fully developed by age six
oIf the libido is frustrated or overindulged during a stage
This leads to a fixation at that stage
oIf someone does not have their EMOTIONAL NEEDS met
Freud thought some body parts provide survival needs
Oral Fixations—(do parent’s meet your emotional needs)
ORAL PASSIVE—the person is needy, clingy—“you go to the bathroom and the
person doesn’t want you to leave
ORAL AGGRESSIVE—verbally harsh/ sarcasm—(sarcasm is not irony/ it’s
mean spirited, meant to hurt others—biting sarcasm—like sayingjust kidding”,
it’s a way to get out your aggressions, and you don’t want to be mean but let it out
throughhumour”
OCD, you have a bad thought—you want to repress it—but when you do, it
comes back even stronger. Negative feelings find their way out, if not directly,
then indirectly
www.notesolution.com
Unlock document

This preview shows page 1 of the document.
Unlock all 4 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Document Summary

Lecture 2: primary process: when we can"t physically gratify our actual needs, we fantasize.  this leads to a fixation at that stage: if someone does not have their emotional needs met. Freud thought some body parts provide survival needs. Negative feelings find their way out, if not directly, then indirectly www. notesolution. com. Anal fixation: at toilet training, kid learns to let go of body fluids or hold on, anal retentive: if parents don"t potty train properly. Exact good job is accountant: anal expulsive: parent"s said whatever let them do anything. As an adult they are sloppy. (7 years old still wearing diapers but mom doesn"t care. 23 still lives at home and is a slob). Will have great expectations grades, or athletic parents. the subtle reactions drive into children to be perfect to get their parents love will be self critical, or perfectionist: perfectionism is a predictor of depression.