Textbook Notes (362,879)
Canada (158,081)
Psychology (900)
PSYC 370 (60)
Robert Ley (46)

Personality Ch2.pdf

2 Pages
Unlock Document

Simon Fraser University
PSYC 370
Robert Ley

Ch2. The Beginning of Personality Theories January-19-13 3:20 PM I. Introduction • To fullyunderstand/appreciate theories, look at the context/origin it was created in • Freud, Ernst Brucke, Jean-Martin Charcot II. SigmundFreud: Personal History and Context • Pages34-40 • Exposed to those with neurosis • Brucke: positivism:that appliesexperimental rigorto biology, physiologyand medicine • Hysteria (conversion disorder) -- mostlyfemalepatients, displaying symptomsof central nervous system disorder without apparent cause ○ Product of psychologicalconflict • Abreaction: emotional releaseof what was suppressed • Transference: transfer of childlikefeelingsfor parents to analyst ○ Countertransference:transfer of feelingsto patient • Free association: the method of therapy Freud used, where patients are free to speak of whatever comes to mind III. The First Discoveries A. Resistance: on part of patient during free association; such as silence, exacerbation of symptoms when originwas close to anxiety provoking revelation (when disturbing material threated to surface)  --> some force must be holding such thoughts from awareness ○ Ego: awareness of wishes, feelings,memoriestoo painful to be dealt with openly --> thus kept away from consciousness to protect self from anxiety B. Repression: unconscious process of pushing out ideas, memories,feelingsthat could make one anxious; very quick and automatic ○ Individualis at conflict with self, self-destructive C. Symptom Irrationality:patients have difficultyrationalizing why they have their symptoms ○ e.g.,they're going crazy, malevolent/unseenagent is causing it, etc. D. The Unconscious: unconscious mental lifecan cause us to do thingswe fully believewe don't want
More Less

Related notes for PSYC 370

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.