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40 Cards in this Set

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Eros and thanatos

Life, Sex and death, agression primary drives


Most primative, pleasure principle of seeeking gratification

Source of libido:psychic energy


Reality principle: satisfy ID in a socially acceptable way

Deals with outside world and balances Id and superego


Ridgid and moralistic

Ego ideal: what we should be

Conscious: rules for how we should behave

Psychosexual developmemt

Each stage has an erogenous zone or source of pleasure

Failure to resolve conflicts at each stage would result in fixation

Oral stage

0 to 1.5 years.

Weaning to early or late is the issue that can cause fixation

Oral dependent: guilable

Oral aggressive: sarcasric, aggressive

Anal stage

1.5 to 3 years

Toliet training is the issue that can cause fixation

Anal explosive: messy, disorganized

Anal retentive: neat, OCD, obsessive

Phallic stage

3 to 6 years

Penis is source of pleasure

Identifying with parents develops superego

Phallic individual: cocky, full of themselves

Electra complex

penis envy of father, identifys with mother

Oedipus complex

Want to sex with mom, afraid of father. Solved by giving up attraction and identifying with father

Latency stage

6 to puberty

Energy and efforts focused in school and athletic

Genital stage

Puberty foward

Able to have normal sexual behavior

Defense mechanism

Strategy ego uses to deal with anxiety do to balancing id and superego


Bad thought are put out of mind


Pretend bad thoughts dont exist


Put bad thoughts onto someone else, claim they are the problem and have the thoughts

Reaction formation

Do the opposite of bad thoughts do to guilt


Childish behavior


Make excuses to preserve self image


Direct feelings to safer target


Identify with someine and copy them to feel like them

Kid who was bullied, bullies others


Channeling sexual amd agressive impulses towards society in a socially acceptable way

Freuds legacy

Role of early experiences and its efdect on later development

Stages of development

Existence of unconscious

Karen horney

Penis envy=power envy

Basic anxiety due to powerlessness as children

Alfred adler

Striving for superiority to make up for feelings of inferiority

Expectations for future lead us to act in certain ways

Carl jung

Collective unconscious: ideas shared across human history and culture

Archetypes: characters that appear accross collective unconscious that are similar

Deficious orientation

Fixated with what they dont have unhappy and unhealthy

Growth orientation

What you do have and satification with it

Self actualization

Desire to fulfil potential congruent with sense of self

Gordan allport theory

Traits define personality

Central: 5 to 10 most salient

Secondary: flexiable

Cardinal: single dominant trait that defines a person


Relatively stable predisposition to behave a certain way

Raymond carter

16 traits

Source trait: underlying fundamental dimensions of personality

Surface trait: superficial trait

Big 5

Opennes to experience: curiousness

Conscientious: organized

Extroversion: social

Agreeableness: compatiable

Neuroticism: emotional stability high is anxiety

Hans eysenck

3 dimensions

Extroversion: arousal


Psychoticism: impulsiveness

Jeffrry grey

BAS/BIS: extroversion seek vs introversion avoid in regards to arousal


Person situation controversy

Situation greater determinate of behavior


Self system, reciprocal determinism

More believing that you are something leads to acting that way which then reinforces original idea


Locus of control, expectation

Projective tests

Respondant project personality into answers


Thermatic apperception test

Sentence completion

Self report

Minnesota multiphasic personality test

16 PI: 16 traits

Neo PI: big 5