PSY 105 Study Guide - Final Guide: Psychoanalytic Theory, Libido, Lidl

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Chapter outline: the psychodynamic perspective, freud and psychoanalytic theory. Interacting, or dynamic, underlying forces shape personality and behavior. Freud and psychoanalytic theory: based on his clinical practice, he decided that people are influenced by their unconscious . Type of therapy based on his theory of discovering one"s: developed psychoanalysis unconscious, one of the first to state that the parent-child relationship influences how people feel about themselves and how they handle intimacy as adults. Freud identified three central forces in personality development: Basic instinctual drive (id: present at birth, eating, sleeping, sex, and comfort, pleasure principle, freud believed that most of these basic impulses have sexual overtones, and that sexual. Tries to seek pleasure and avoid pain. energy, he called libido, fuels the id. Rational thoughts (ego: develops through learning, reality principle, must satisfy the drives of the id while complying with the constraints of the environment. Logical, rational , realistic part of the personality.

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