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1 Personality: Freudian Principles

2 What do we know about Freud? HW: Read pages: by Wed  What exactly is our unconscious mind?  Psychoanalysis= seeking to expose unconscious tensions.

3 Freud’s Structure and Development of Personality  Personality= blend of conscience and pleasure  ID- operates on pleasure principle. Seeks instant gratification regardless of consequences  Superego- voice of the conscience that forces the ego to consider not only the real but societies ideal.  Ego-balancing the wants and needs of the id and super ego.

4 How does our Personality Structure Develop  - Psychosexual stages: the Id’s pleasure seeking energies focus on different areas of the body. fixation= becoming overly or under gratified in a certain stage effects your personality as an adult

5 Psychosexual Stages 5 Stages 1) Oral Stage- gratify ones self by putting things in mouth. 2) Anal Stage- during toilet training. Gratification by holding and letting go of waste 3)Phallic Stage (3-5)- Electra and Oedipus complex. Sexual Feelings for opposite sex parent. After a while, we try to be like our 4)Latency (6-11)- absence of pleasure seeking principles. 5)Genital Stage= adolescence till rest of life. Reappearance of gratification focused on genitals. Same Sex Parents? Single Parent Homes?

6 Think, Pair, an Share  1) Evaluate the Situation on your own. Are the actions of the main characters an example of the id, ego, or super ego. Explain.  2) Share your view with a partner.  3) Share with the class  m.willis.graduating.cnn?iref=videosearch m.willis.graduating.cnn?iref=videosearch  2/04/pn.cheerleader.trouble.cnn?iref=videosearch

7 Defense Mechanisms  Ego protects from anxiety  conflict between the super ego and id can cause us to have anxiety and make us feel frustration.  Defense Mechanisms=unconscious tactics used to deflect anxiety or guilt caused by superego, id and ego  *explanations for unacceptable actions. We unconsciously

8 Group Skits  1) Goto Your assigned group.  2) Define your term  3) Create a skit (can be improv) that shows the meaning of your definition.  4) Write the definition on the board in your own words, and explain to the class what it means  1)repression  2)regression3  3) Reaction Formation  4) projection  5) Rationalization  6) Displacement  7) Sublimination

9 Rationalization  -Making up acceptable excuses for behaviors that cause us to feel anxious

10 Repression  Memories that are cause anxiety are pushed in the back of the mind and forgotten. They slowly come out in some situations

11 regression  When faced with anxiety one retreats to more infantile solutions

12 Projection  Feels or Anxiety you experience are projected onto other people.  Ex: Jealous bf does not want to admit it. He claims that the GF is the jealous one.

13 Reaction Formation  Defending against acceptable impulses by acting opposite to them

14 Displacement  -cannot take out frustration on the source so you take it out on someone else.

15 Sublimination  Redirecting a forbidden desire into socially acceptable desire.  EX: You are angry at your friend’s arrogant attitude. You take out that anger in soccer practice by playing harder.


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