PSYC 1F90 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Castration Anxiety, Erogenous Zone, Rorschach Test

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Id unconscious; contains instincts operates according to the pleasure principle . Source of the libido (psychic energy that fuels personality: ego. Mediator (one job: to satisfy the id ) Reality principle: do it, but only if it is safe : superego. Repression involuntarily removing an unpleasant memory or impulse from consciousness. Denial attributing one"s own undesirable traits or impulses to another. Unfaithful husband suspects wife is unfaithful refusing to consciously acknowledge the existence of danger or a threatening situation. Rationalization supplying a logical, rational reason (vs the actual reason) for an action/event. Regression reverting to a behaviour characteristic of an earlier stage of dvpt. Boyfriend breaks up with you --- i didn"t like him anyways . Reaction formation expressing exaggerated ideas that are the opposite of disturbing, unconscious impulses or desires. Displacement substituting a less threatening object for the original object of an impulse. Angry at boss --- kick your dog.

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