The Psychodynamic Approach Quiz

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  • Created on: 19-05-16 09:58

1. What are defence mechanisms?

  • Keeping thoughts in the unconscious mind so that they are not remembered, as they are not allowed inside the conscious.
  • Designed to push thoughts, feelings and desires out of the conscious mind, or can transfer a desire onto something safer.
  • The conflicting demands in the id.
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2. What is libido?

  • Energy that never increases or decreases; sexual energy.
  • The instinct for self-preservation and sexual energy, which leads to arousal.
  • The death instinct; provides energy to inhibit eros.

3. What is regression?

  • Using the comforting behaviours of an earlier age to cope with something which is currently causing a significant amount of stress.
  • Keeping thoughts in the unconscious mind so that they are not remembered, as they are not allowed inside the conscious.
  • When thoughts or wishes that an individual finds to be unacceptable are transferred onto someone or something else, or the urges/thoughts are turned into something different.

4. What is the adult character if fixation occurs in the phallic stage?

  • Either anal-expulsive OR anal-retentive.
  • Reckless, vain, proud, and possibly incapable of loving another person.
  • Either envious, pessimistic and sarcastic OR optimistic, admiring and gullible.
  • Fixation cannot occur.

5. What is the adult character if fixation occurs in the oral stage?

  • Fixation cannot occur.
  • Either envious, pessimistic and sarcastic OR optimistic, admiring and gullible.
  • Reckless, vain, proud, and possibly incapable of loving another person.
  • Either anal-expulsive OR anal-retentive.

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