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personality
a peosn characteristic paterns of behaiving thinking and feeling
psychoanalysis
Freud term for his thrioy of personality and his therapy for treting psychological disorders
conscious
the thoughts, feelings sensations or memories of which a perosn is aware at any given moment
preconscious
the thought feeling and memories that a person is not consciously aware of at the momemb but that may be easily brought to consciousness
unconscious
Freud the primay motivatin force of human behavior containing repressed memories as weel as instincts wishes and desires that ahve never been conscious
id
the unconscious system of the personality which contains the life and death instincts and operates on the pleasure principle source of the libido
ego
in Freud theroy the logical rational largely conscious system of perosnality which operates according to the reality principle
superego
the moral system of the perosnality which consists of the concience and the ego ideal
defencs mechanism
a means used by the ego to defend against anxiety and to maintain self esteem
repression
a defencse mechanism in which on involuntarily removes painful or threatening memories thoughts or perceptions from consciousness or prevents uncounscious sexual and aggressive impulses from breaking into consciousness
projection
a defense mechanism in which one attributses one own undersirable thoughts, impuulses from breaking into consciounsess
projection
a defense mechanism in which one attributes one own undersirable thoughts impulses perosonality traits or behavior to others orminimizes the undesirable in oneself and exaggerates it in others
denial
a defense mechanis in which one refuses to acknowledge conciously the existence of danger or a threatening condition