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Lecture 4

Lecture 4 - Personality This lecture is all on personality :)

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York University
PSYC 1010
Rebecca Jubis

Oct 610 Psychology Lecture 4 Based on Chapter 12 Personality Psychoanalytic Approach Freud We are governed by unconscious processes When you hear the term Psychoanalytical it means it is Freuds original theoryPsychodynamic TheoriesWhen you hear the term Psychodynamic it means its not Freuds original theory but was derived from his theory and changes around InstinctsFreud talked about instincts and believed there are two types of instinctso Life InstinctsLibido sexual instincts o B Death InstinctsStructures of Personality1 ID is the structure that contains the instinctsThe only present at birthUnconscious and has no contact with reality It seeks selfindulgence Strives for immediate gratification Based on the PLEASURE PRINCIPLEThe ID can reduce the sexual aggressive tension in two ways o 1 Through reflex activityo 2 Primaryprocess thinking fantasy2 EGO develops 1315 monthsHelps the ID retain real satisfactionIs in contact with reality Helps the ID get satisfaction in socially acceptable waysStrives for delay of gratification Uses secondaryprocess thinking real thinking not fantasy and imaginationBased on the REALITY PRINCIPLE
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