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Chapter 5

PSYC 1115 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Narcissism, Anna Freud, Lipton


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PSYC 1115

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Modern Views
What did Freud do for Psychological Science and Personality Research?
-A talking cure
-“free-association”, “stream of consciousness”
-Birth of modern therapy
-Mind-Body connection
-Basic tenet of modern health psychology
-Psychic issues may influence behavior, even when people aren’t aware
of them
-Case study method
-Based on experiences with patients, Freud developed an
elaborate theory
Contemporary Psychoanalytic Approach
-Desire to keep the parts of Freudian theory that work
-unconscious influences
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-behavior reflects jconflicts between desires and societal normal
-childhood influences adulthood
-unconscious (implicit) representations of self and others guide
-But cut the parts that don’t work
-unconscious is all about sex
-psychosexual stages
1.Modern View of Repression
-Freud’s view: unacceptable thoughts pushed into the
Should we allow convictions on the basis of recovered memories?
Repressed Memories
-Traumatic events generally NOT repressed
-In fact, they cant be forgotten
-Post-traumatic stress disorder in Vietnam vererans
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