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University of Texas at Austin
PSY 301
Samuel D.Gosling

Freud – Humans are horrible creatures.  They are driven by internal states of aggression, sexual hunger and food  Driven blindly by these needs o These drives have to be controlled by society Sigmund Freud  Born in 1856 in Moravia  Died in 1939  Driven out of Austria by the Nazis o Went to England where he died several months later from cancer  Oldest of 8 children  Moved to Vienna when he was young  Wanted to go to law school, so he attended University of Vienna o But realized he was interested in medicine  Became a physician instead  Particularly interested in brain and neural issues  Decided to do private practice  Went to Paris to study with Charcot o Charcot was looking into hypnosis  1896, Freud started looking at the basic, kind of underlying drives of people  Viewed as one of the 4 important figures in the 20 century o Einstein o Freud o Darwin o Karl Marx Dirty Dozen instrument:  It taps 3 constructs that are on the darker side of humanity  Doesn’t diagnose anything  A measure of the dark triad o Psychopathy o Machiavellianism o Narcissism  Tapping broader tendencies that are in the ordinary population Psychopathy:  A psychological disorder in terms of manipulative people with a low sense of morality  They understand morality but they’re not bound by it  Very charming and very exciting  Using their social skills  Risk taking, sensation seeking people (EXTREME) Machiavellianism:  People who tend to be interpersonally manipulative  Will use social means to try and get their own way  They have the element of morality unlike psychopathic people Narcissism:  Refers to the myth of Narcissus o He died because when he was out hunting and he leaned over to drink some water from a river  He fell so in love with his reflection  Grandiosity  Fantasies of power  Interested in physical appearance Freud – id, ego and superego Id:  The “it”  The core  Blind drives being driven by pleasure principle  Deep urges we can’t control  Basic impulse
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