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PSYB30H3
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Marc A Fournier

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PSYB30Monday, March 28, 2011
Lecture 19
Myth and Narrative
-Freud offered the first and arguably only theory on comprehensive personality and
courses on PP usually begin with Freud
-b/c Freud, Jung and Adler have the most complex theories of personality and their
focus on the deep subject of ppl, McAdams places them at the end of the book, where
he discuses the deepest level, level III
Freud
-he offered a very bold and comprehensive outline of what personality may be
-the goal at the time was to provide a grand unifying theory of all personality and human
behav that is relevant to personality
-structural point of view, 3 elements; ego executive, id- reservoir of libidinal energy
and primary urges, superego performs the functions of the conscious
-conscious, preconscious and unconscious
-classic personality theories such as Freuds attempt to explain personality in its
entirety, and more contemporary theories are much more limited in scope, they will
focus on a single trait
-Freud introduced the talking cure; psychotherapy
-basic instincts underlie much of human behav. drives toward sex and aggression
-libido; an innate life preserving force that drives human action
-thanatos; the aggressive drive within humans
-defense mech; repression is the first line of defense; there are many more mechs than
we can call upon, that each person uses to alleviate them from feeling anxiety
-when the ego is positioned to loose control over the id or superego that is the
experience of anxiety; defense mechs ensure we do not have these experiences and
the ego remains in control
Text and Subtext
-manifest v. latent
-manifest; how things seem on the surface
-latent; how they truly are underneath
-things are never as they seem
Manifest content; this is conscious
-Freud would argue that a true understanding requires recognizing that the manifest
emerges out of a competing hoard of latent material
-there is an abundance of hidden unconscious material and this gives rise to the
manifest
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-if you have been dreaming properly you wont know the meaning of the dream; you are
not supposed to know this
Latent; all of the unconscious materials that produce the manifest
-it is presumably determining the manifest content
-there is so much latent material that any manifest behav is not just determined, it is
over-determined
-there are so many competing elements that go into determining a specific behav
-there are so many wishes and fears that are competing with one another to find
expression in your behav, Freud argued that it is best to think about human behav as a
treaty; any act is a treaty
-a treaty serves to keep competing parties at bay
-Freud views much of behav as a compromise against the competing elements inside of
us
-all behav is a compromise
-dreams are though to represent a manifest content of our underlying symptoms and
fears
-symptoms are thought to be a common compromise
-Freud did say that dreams are the royal road to the unconscious
-dreams are the product of dreamwork;
-you have to take the underlying content and you arrange during sleep for yourself to
experience a moderated dose of this latent material
-you dont present it to yourself directly; you disguise it so it does not look as it truly is
-you disguise it in manifest material, and this is what you realize
Symbolic representation; the conversion of abstract ides/wishes/urges into concrete
images
-the idea that things are not as they appear; they symbolize something else
-things take on a symbolic representation which is not as stressful as the thing that it
actually represents
Condensation; refers to the omission or compression of multiple latent elements into a
single manifest image or theme
-you take multiple latent components; you leave out parts that are not relevant and push
together things that are compatible to form a dream image
Displacement; refers to another kind of process that occurs on symbolic materials; it
involves a shift in emphasis of an important but threatening source with a trivial but
safer one
Secondary revision; what is needed is a process that helps to organize all of the
symbols into a coherent narrative from all of the scattered dream elements
-this is the process through which we smooth over the rough spots, fill in the gaps, clear
up ambiguities and edit for continuity
-this is the editing process of our dreams
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PSYB30 Monday, March 28, 2011 Lecture 19 Myth and Narrative -Freud offered the first and arguably only theory on comprehensive personality and courses on PP usually begin with Freud -bc Freud, Jung and Adler have the most complex theories of personality and their focus on the deep subject of ppl, McAdams places them at the end of the book, where he discuses the deepest level, level III Freud -he offered a very bold and comprehensive outline of what personality may be -the goal at the time was to provide a grand unifying theory of all personality and human behav that is relevant to personality -structural point of view, 3 elements; ego executive, id- reservoir of libidinal energy and primary urges, superego performs the functions of the conscious -conscious, preconscious and unconscious -classic personality theories such as Freuds attempt to explain personality in its entirety, and more contemporary theories are much more limited in scope, they will focus on a single trait -Freud introduced the talking cure; psychotherapy -basic instincts underlie much of human behav. drives toward sex and aggression -libido; an innate life preserving force that drives human action -thanatos; the aggressive drive within humans -defense mech; repression is the first line of defense; there are many more mechs than we can call upon, that each person uses to alleviate them from feeling anxiety -when the ego is positioned to loose control over the id or superego that is the experience of anxiety; defense mechs ensure we do not have these experiences and the ego remains in control Text and Subtext -manifest v. latent -manifest; how things seem on the surface -latent; how they truly are underneath -things are never as they seem Manifest content; this is conscious -Freud would argue that a true understanding requires recognizing that the manifest emerges out of a competing hoard of latent material -there is an abundance of hidden unconscious material and this gives rise to the manifest www.notesolution.com
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