Freud's Theory of personality development

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What is the ID of personality?
inborn and purely seeks pleasure
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What is the Ego of personality?
realistic and logic, which is protected by defence mechanisms
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Give an example of a defence mechanism?
Repression (if defencive)- it develops an aggressive personality
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What is the Superego of personality?
conscience part
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What does the conscious part do?
Helps us have morals and shapes our personality in light of the Oedipus and Electra complex
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What does he say about personality?
Shaped by how effectively the Ego balances the conflicting demands of the ID and Superego
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Give an example of shaped personality?
If one's ego cannot harness the superego, one may develop a depressive personality
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What are the 5 psychosexual stages?
Oral, anal, phallic, latent and genital
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What happens in a smooth passage through the stages?
Leads to a stable and balanced personality
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What shapes a childs adult personality?
They learn to identify with same sex parent and develop gender roles, morals, and conscience (libido)
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What can fixation in the phallic stage result in?
A sexual obsessed personality
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What does Freud's theory suggest?
That a range of factors of balanced ID, Superego and Ego are important in determining a person's adult personality
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