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Freud II Model of Mind Defense Mechanisms Tapping the Unconscious What is Freud’s model of the mind and personality? How does an individual deal with extreme anxiety? How can you get information about the unconscious mind? Unconscious Conflict  Interaction of ID, EGO, and SUPEREGO results in constant struggle  Reality Anxiety o Fear of real world threats  Neurotic Anxiety o Fear of ID’s desires  Moral Anxiety o Fear of guilt Anxiety is very unpleasant  Avoid or reduce  How?  If threat is in real world, flee and avoid  Rational move by EGO What about threat from within?  Really want forbidden object or behaviour  Can’t stop thinking about it  Remove from consciousness For ID, thinking and doing are the same  EGO must control the thought  Devote some mental energy to keep thought (memories, feelings, etc.) out of awareness  EGO uses repression as  Defense mechanism Other Defense Mechanisms  Repression often incomplete  Takes energy  Urges re-surface with anxiety  EGO needs reinforcement A. Displacement a. When ID can not achieve primary goal, a secondary goal is fashioned as outlet b. Displaced aggression c. Not always negative d. Sublimation i. Urge redirected in line with SUPEREGO ii. Art iii. Sports B. Reaction Formation
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