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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Michael Inzlicht
Semester
Winter

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PERSONALITY We are searching for STABLE ATTRIBUTES of the SELF We are arguing about how useful PERSONALITY CONSTRUCTS are PSYCHODYNAMIC THEORIES: MICHEL huge variety in behaviour Power of the Situation FREUD personality theories based on in-depth analysis of patients. Analyzed conflicts between id, ego & superego to look for insights into motivation & behaviour DEFENCE MECHANISMS: Unconscious mental strategies for coping with distress Show us that our ways of thinking can be remarkably resistant to reality. cognitive dissonance discrepancies between explanations to oneself and ones own behaviour. MECHANISM DEFINITION EXAMPLE Denial Refusing to acknowledge source Sick person ignores problem medical advice Repression Trying to ignoreforget source Blocking outnot problemsource of anxiety remembering a rape Projection Attributing qualities o
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