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psych test 1


1) What is personality, and what theories inform our understanding of personality? : Personality is an individual’s characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting. Psychoanalytic and humanistic
2) How did Sigmund Freud’s treatment of psychological disorders lead to his view of the unconscious mind? : personality from the perspective that behavior is a (dynamic) interaction between the conscious and unconscious mind in treating patients whose disorders had no physical explanation, Freud said that these problems reflected unacceptable thoughts and feelings, hidden away in the unconscious mind
3) What was Freud’s view of personality? : Freud believed that personality is a result of conflict among the mind’s three systems (id,ego, and superego)
4) What developmental stages did Freud propose? : He believed children pass through five psychosexual stages (oral, anal, phallic, latency, and genital). Unresolved conflicts at any stage can leave pleasure-seeking impulses fixated at that stage.
5) How did Freud think people defended themselves against anxiety? : anxiety was the product of tensions between the demands of id and superego. The ego copes by using unconscious defense mechanisms, such as repression
Created on: 9/14/2018
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