Psychology 1000 Lecture Notes - Trepanning, Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders, Oedipus Complex

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Published on 16 Apr 2013
School
Western University
Department
Psychology
Course
Psychology 1000
Professor
Mental Disorders
March 21, 2013
Next Time: Mood and Schizophrenia
Scan: page 642 650; 654 - 661
Agenda
o Humanistic Model
o History of Mental Disorders
o Mood Disorders
Questions
o How does the humanistic perspective differ from Freud?
o How do we classify mental disorders?
o What are the symptoms of a mood disorder
Critique and Assessment
o Limited Data
Theory built on select population
o Bias
Analyst hardly an objective observer
His looking for the thing that he believes in
o Conceptual
Vague terms
Test?
Evidence for Freud
o Unconscious Processing
Semantic Priming Effect (Marcel (1983))
Present things from seeing it, but it still have effect that making
decisions faster
o Repression
Memory lapses during therapy (Luborsky et al. (1979))
Memory lapses Occurs at the emotional times
Evidence against Freud
o Dreams (Dement 1959)
Thirsty subjects awoken during REM do not dream of drinking
They’re thirsty, but they don’t dream about it
o Anthropological Evidence
Oedipus complex not universal, e.g. Trobriand Islanders (Malinowski 1927)
Whatever the scientific answer, Freud will remain an important figure.
o Notional of internal unconscious conflict
We do not completely know ourselves
o Scope of Theory
Theory of humanity that covers biology, art, humor, the family…
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Agenda: humanistic model, history of mental disorders, mood disorders. Questions: how does the humanistic perspective differ from freud, how do we classify mental disorders, what are the symptoms of a mood disorder. Theory built on select population: bias. His looking for the thing that he believes in: conceptual. Present things from seeing it, but it still have effect that making decisions faster: repression. Memory lapses during therapy (luborsky et al. (1979)) Memory lapses occurs at the emotional times. Evidence against freud: dreams (dement 1959) Thirsty subjects awoken during rem do not dream of drinking. They"re thirsty, but they don"t dream about it: anthropological evidence. Oedipus complex not universal, e. g. trobriand islanders (malinowski 1927) Whatever the scientific answer, freud will remain an important figure: notional of internal unconscious conflict. We do not completely know ourselves: scope of theory. Theory of humanity that covers biology, art, humor, the family . Humanistic perspective: focus on inherent goodness , strive for self-actualization.

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