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Personality, Part III

  • Sigmund Freud created the controversial and influential view of personality called the Psychodynamic Theory of Personality’
  • We are born with life and death instincts that work at the conscious and unconscious levels of mind that influence everything we think and do
  • The Id, Ego and Superego are the three parts of the structure of the mind
  • Freud posited that people go through five stages of development that he called Psychosexual, where the life energy moves through different parts of the body-these stages are oral, anal, phallic, latent, and genital

Personality, Part III

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  1. Intro
    • The Psychodynamic Perspective
    • Key Freudian Terms
    • All is Vanity
      • Freud's Theory of Mind
      • The Id, Ego, and Superego
      • The Id
      • The Superego
      • The Ego
      • The Mind as an Iceberg Metaphor
        • Dynamics of Personality and Anxieties
        • Levels of Awareness
        • Psychosexual Personality Development
        • Oral Stage
        • Anal Stage
        • Phallic Stage
        • Conclusions About Stages 1-3
        • Latency and Genital Stages
        • Review
        • Intro 0:00
        • The Psychodynamic Perspective 0:09
          • Sigmund Freud, Viennese Physician Thought Patients Problems Were More Emotional than Physical
          • Austria, Late 1800s, Sexually Repressed Era
          • Freud Began Work by Using Hypnosis
          • Medical Doctor, Treated Hysterics
          • Most Psychology Was Reaction to His Work
          • Freud had Many Followers
          • Freud Used Cocaine and Tobacco, Died From Oral Cancer
          • Work Still Influential and Controversial
        • Key Freudian Terms 4:14
          • Psyche
          • Libido
          • Eros
          • Thanatos
        • All is Vanity 5:04
        • Freud's Theory of Mind 6:01
          • Conscious Mind
          • Proconsciou Mind
          • Unconscious Mind
        • The Id, Ego, and Superego 7:47
          • Id
          • Ego
          • Superego
        • The Id 8:23
          • Innate Biological Instincts and Urges
          • Works Via Pleasure Principle
          • Immediate Gratification
        • The Superego 10:09
          • Judge or Censor for Thoughts and Actions of Ego
          • Two Parts: Conscious and Ego Ideal (Parental Self or Societal Self)
        • The Ego 11:34
          • Executive; Directs Id Energies
          • Partially Conscious and Partially Unconscious
          • Works Via Reality Principle
          • Best Balance is to Have the Ego Be More Dominant Than Other Two
        • The Mind as an Iceberg Metaphor 15:50
        • Dynamics of Personality and Anxieties 17:01
          • Ego is Always Caught in the Middle of Battles Between Superego's Desires for Moral Behavior and Id's Desires for Immediate Gratification
          • Neurotic Activity
          • Moral Anxiety
        • Levels of Awareness 19:49
          • Unconscious
          • Conscious
          • Preconscious
        • Psychosexual Personality Development 21:19
          • Develops in Stages
          • Majority of Personality Formed Before Age 6
          • Erogenous Zone
          • Fixation
        • Oral Stage 23:08
          • Ages 0-1
          • Oral Dependent Personality and Orally Fixated Personality
        • Anal Stage 25:41
          • Ages 1-3
          • Anal Retentive
          • Anal Expulsive
        • Phallic Stage 28:05
          • Ages 3-6
          • Can Lead to Oedipus Conflict (With Boys)
          • Electra Conflict (With Girls)
          • Resolution: Identification With Same-Sex Parent
        • Conclusions About Stages 1-3 32:13
          • Both Oedipus and Electra Conflicts are Widely Rejected Today by Most Psychologists
        • Latency and Genital Stages 32:33
          • Latency
          • Genital Stage
        • Review 35:26
          • What Was Freud's View of Personality and Its Development?
          • Describe the Major Issues at Each Stage of Psychosexual Development
          • What Are Fixations and How do They Develop?
          • Which of Freud's Ideas Did His Followers Accept or Reject?
          • How do Contemporary Psychologists View Freud and the Unconscious?