Psychodynamic Approach

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Oral Stage
An infants pleasure centres around the mouth. Food becomes the object of desire since feeding reduces their negative experience of hunger.
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Anal
The child gains pleasure from retention and expulsion of faeces. During toilet training they can either please their parents of defy them.
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Phallic
The sexual instinct is focused on the genital area. boys experience the Oedipus complex and girls the Electra complex, resolution of these complexes form their gender identity.
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Latent
The sexual drive is present but this sexual energy is focused towards peer friendships and school.
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Genital
Sexual intrest matures and is directed to gaining pleasure through intercourse.
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Fixation
When a person gets 'stuck' in one of the psychosexual stages of development due to conflict or trauma in the stage. For example, if someone has trauma in the oral stage then they're likely to be over dependant on others when they're older.
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ID
Also known as the 'pleasure principle'. This is the selfish part of our personalities where we desire instant gratification of our needs and desires.
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Ego
Acts as the mediator between the ID and superego. It's primary role is to reduce conflicts that arise from the demands of the ID and the moralistic views of the superego.
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Superego
Forms during the phallic stage of psychosexual development. Here we learn to internalise our parental values and social standards. It is also known as the morality principle as we learn and store information about what is 'right' and 'wrong'.
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Denial
Reduces anxiety by refusing to see the unpleasant aspects o reality.
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Displacement
The mind redirects emotions from a dangerous object top a safe object.
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Sublimation
A socially acceptable way to channel a socially unacceptable impulse.
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Rationalisation
Creating a justified and rational explanation for something that shouldn't be happening
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Repression
Forgetting something in your unconsciousness.
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Regression
Returning back to an earlier development stage.
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The child gains pleasure from retention and expulsion of faeces. During toilet training they can either please their parents of defy them.

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The sexual instinct is focused on the genital area. boys experience the Oedipus complex and girls the Electra complex, resolution of these complexes form their gender identity.

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Sexual intrest matures and is directed to gaining pleasure through intercourse.

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