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Lecture 10

PSYC36 - Lecture 10

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC36H3
Professor
Amanda Uliaszek
Semester
Winter

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PSYC36 – Lecture 10  Freud  1st person in general to do talk therapy  idea behind talk therapy: just talking about your problems could make a person better, no  medicine/treatment req.  was actually a medical doctor b/c he couldn’t become a professor (wanted to be in academia)  started by treating hysteria which was mostly found in women  hysteria   dramatic emotions  paralysis, feeling numb in the hands  fainting (spells)  passing out  somatic manifestation   often expressed in some physical way  emotionally out of control women  psychosexual theory  Victorian women's psyche dealt with sexual/anger repression via hysteria  psychoanalysis  free association  say the 1st thing that comes to mind   e.g. If Prof says the word “Canada”, things pop in your head automatically  you are not aware of your problems  there's something going on in your unconscious  therapist will help you get in touch with it, give you insight  by saying the 1st thing that comes to your mind, it's a window into your unconscious  fantasy/dreams important in terms of exploring unconscious   where your defense mechanisms/super­ego can't be regulating   idea behind fantasies/dreams: unconscious motives playing out  something in you is going on and it's too upsetting to come out in reality  defense mechanisms    repression • push away into your unconscious  things that come up in the treatment session • resistance ♦ unwillingness for the client to be upfront/honest about what is going on ♦ unconscious/conscious  • transference ♦ e.g. man has anger issues with wife and would treat Prof in angry manner ♦ idea is that in psychoanalysis, the therapist is supposed to be a blank slate and it's  ok/good for transference ♦ therapist doesn't tell the person what to do  lets the person talk and explores  ♦ transferring unconscious drives/emotions to the therapist ♦ open/positive ♦ a goal of therapy • countertransference  ♦ e.g. Prof would take on the role of the man's wife and treat him as her husband ♦ therapist transfers their own feeling back to the client ♦ not a goal of therapy, can get in the way  id, ego, superego  ego  reality  balance id and superego  easily accessible through dreams/analyst  id  pleasure principle  hedonistic  superego  moral compass  tells you what is right/wrong  defenses (psychoanalytic theories, most haven't been ‘proven’ by science)  regression  grown adult is challenged in some way/doesn't get their way and acts like a child b/c unable to  cope with it in a more mature way  sublimation  inappropriate/unwanted underlying drive (often sexual/aggressive) • transferring/expressing it to some socially acceptable activity  thought of as more positive/ok  reaction formation  uncomfortable underlying drive and doing the opposite of it  taking something unconscious and doing something way opposite 
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