Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Unconscious Mind, Psychoanalytic Theory, Carl Jung

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The concept of personality also rests on the observation that people seem to behave somewhat consistently overtime and across different situations. Freud spent most of his life in vienna, where he attended medical school with the intention of becoming a medical researcher concentrating on brain functioning. Freud considered personality to be an energy system, somewhat like the steam engines of his day. Psychic energy: which powers the mind and constantly presses for either direct of indirect release: mental events may be conscious preconscious or unconscious: conscious mind is mental events that we are presently aware of. The preconscious contains memories, thoughts, feelings, and images that we are unaware of but we can call into our conscious awareness. Unconscious mind, a dynamic realm of wishes, feelings, and impulses that lies beyond our awareness. Only when impulses from the unconscious are discharged some way, such as in dreams slips of the tongue, or some disguised behavior, does the unconscious reveal itself.