Personality Theories and Perspectives Sept 12.pdf

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Department
Psychology
Course
01:830:101
Professor
Professor Stephen Killianski
Semester
Fall

Description
Personality Theories and Perspectives (September 12, 2012) 1. Freudian Theory: Defense 1. Defense Mechanisms: methods for dealing with unconscious conflict that distort reality 1. Repression 1. relegating anxiety-causing thought to the unconscious, remaining completely unaware of them 2. Most common defense mechanism 2. Displacement 1. substitutes a less-threatening object for the actual target of the forbidden impulse 3. Projection 1. some undesirable traits, feelings, or actions to others, so they become the problem instead of you 4. Rationalization 1. creating acceptable arguments for thoughts or behavior to hide the actual anxiety 5. Regression 1. reverting to the comfort of behaviors of an earlier stage of development in order to cope 6. Reaction Formation 1. forbidden unconscious urge is experienced consciously as it acts its exact opposite 7. Sublimation 1. most mature mechanism 2. redirecting anxiety- causing impulses into social
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