Psychodynamic relationship formation

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  • Created on: 30-12-18 14:24
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  • Psychodynamic relationship formation
    • defence mechanism
      • relationship in adulthood
        • Bring unpleasant emotions - from past
          • Defence mechanisms = help avoid anxiety
      • ego defence mechanism
        • Influences our relationships
          • E.g denial of sexuality
            • form relationship
              • not true feelings
                • Rela is dysfunctional
          • E.g dishonest in relationship
            • deal w/ guilt via rationalisation
              • defence mechanisms affect overall personality
                • Inevitably affect our relationships
    • Formation of parent-child relationships
      • Unhealthy experiences in childhood
        • May form affectionless character
          • Inability to show concern for others
            • Because had prolonged separation from mother @ young age
      • Maternal deprivation hypothesis
        • Ability to form meaningful rela
          • First 2.5 years v/ important
          • Dependant on warm rela w/ mother in early years
          • Disrupted mother-child rela
            • mpair ability to form rela w/ others
          • Rela = acts as prototype for future rela
    • Psychosexual development
      • idea of fixation = to explain nature of relationship in adulthood
      • phallic stage
        • superego + conscience + ego-ideal = all developing
          • fixation = incapable of building stable relationships
      • the later affect of phallic stage in psychosexual development
        • resolved Oedipus complex
          • during genital stage
            • build healthy + normal relationships e.g heterosexual
        • unresolved Oedipus complex
          • during genital stage
            • can lead homosexuality

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