PSY230H1 Lecture Notes - Neurosis, Reaction Formation
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Conscious is what you’re thinking, preconscious is
something you can bring up (example: your phone
number) and unconscious you can’t go into it and
search you need other methods.
Freud said you push painful stuff into the unconscious
and they try to push up and is neurosis.
Id is what you want (pizza), superego is what is good
for you (salad) and ego is a compromise (pizza and
Self-deception: lying to yourself the things you can’t
handle to face.
Reaction formation: if you love something why would
you insist it?
Displacement: having an emotional reaction but not to
the person who caused it (example: getting upset with
boss by not being able to yell at him/her so you take
it out by yelling at your partner and maybe he takes
it out by yelling at the baby).
Projection: (example: you want to be mean but it’s
difficult for you so when someone is mean to you, you
get angry at them for being mean).
Repression is part of all of the defense mechanisms.
Therapy: blank screen where patient projects.
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