Psychology Approaches

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What is the psychodynamic approach?
A perspective that describes the different dynamics that operate on the mind and direct human behaviour and experience
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Which makes up the majority of the mind?
The unconscious
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What is the conscious?
Part of the mind that we are aware of
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What is the unconscious?
Vast part of the mind that we are unaware of but has a significant influence on our behaviour and personality
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What repressed memories does the unconscious also contain?
Threatening or disturbing memories
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What does the preconscious contain?
Thoughts and ideas that we may become aware of in dreams or slips of the tongue
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What is the personality composed of?
The id, ego and superego
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What term did Freud use to describe personality as composed of 3 parts?
Tripartite
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What are the basis of the personality types?
The pleasure principle, reality principle and morality principle
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What is the id?
A mass of unconscious drives and instincts
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Throughout life, what is the id like?
It is selfish and demands instant satisfaction of its needs
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What is the ego?
The mediator between the demands of the id and superego
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When does the ego develop?
Around two years old
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How does the ego reduce conflict?
It employs defence mechanisms
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What are the defence mechanisms?
Repression, denial and displacment
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