Psychoanalytic Theory. “conscious becoming aware of the unconscious…” By Janece Shaffer and Varotta Johnson. History of Sigmund Freud . Born in Moravia, on May 6, 1856 Age 10 entered high school Age 17 entered medical school at the University of Vienna (as a student of neurology)
“conscious becoming aware of the unconscious…”
▪ Thanatos - towards destructiveness and death (aggressiveness is its most important function)
You need to get organized !
I’m talking to you ID, are you listening?
▪Introjection – a process by which the personality incorporates the norms and standards of its culture
▪Morality principle -equivalent to conscience
▪Guilt – an intense feeling of regret over having done something wrong
▪Ego Ideal – pride and self respect through positive standards of internal representations of idealized parental figures
(Old Aunt Pamela Loves Gorillas)
▪oral receptive – interested in receiving information, acquiring material goods, fond of sweets, smoking, and oral sex. Obesity stems from oral receptiveness.
▪oral aggressive – pleasures associated with the mouth with emphasis on chewing and biting. They may be put down artist and the manner of speaking is sarcastic and argumentative.
Lorena Bobbit dismembered her husband, put the penis on ice, then discarded it
from the window of her car, as she drove to a friend’s house. Bobbit Meat Packing
According to Freud, Lorena Bobbit was suffering from penis envy. She was forced to have an abortion, and was sexually abused by her husband regularly. In an effort to recapture the penis that denied her birth, she acted upon a female desire for feelings of strength and self worth that men have by virtue of their male anatomy.
Genital Stage (puberty on).
The final stage of psychosexual development begins at the start of puberty when sexual urges are once again awakened. Through the lessons learned during the previous stages, adolescents direct their sexual urges onto opposite sex peers, with the primary focus of pleasure is the genitals.
▪ manifest content – what a person remembers and consciously considers
▪ latent content – the underlying hidden meaning
birth or mother
crime, sexual deviation
Knife, umbrella, snake
Box, oven, ship
Room, table with food
Left directionDream Symbols
Lil Red Riding Hood was strolling through the woods. She brought along her umbrella, because she thought it might rain. She spotted a table in the far distance with food upon it. She headed left, because she wanted to stop for a bite to eat. The big bad wolf, who was dressed as a robber, jumped from behind the tree and asked her for a glass of water.
What would Freud say? Using the dream symbols what would be a plausible interpretation of this dream?
“The Psychoanalytic Theory (Terms and Concepts)” www.brocku.ca/english/courses/4f70/terms.html
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