AP Psychology Module 55
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In Psychoanalysis, a method of exploring the unconscious in which the person realizes and says whatever come to mind, no matter how trivial or embarrassing.
Freud's Theory of personality that attributes thoughts and actions to unconscious motives and conflicts; the techniques used in treating psychological disorders by seeking to expose and interpret unconscious tensions.
According to Freud, a reservoir of mostly unacceptable thoughts, wishes, feelings, and memories. According to contemporary psychologists, information processing of which we are unaware.
A reservoir of unconscious psychic energy that, according to Freud, strives to satisfy basic sexual and aggressive drives. The id operate on the pleasure principle, demanding immediate gratification.
The largely conscious, "executive" part of personality that, according to Freud, mediates among the demands of the id, superego, and reality. the ego operates on the reality principle, satisfying the id's desires in ways that will realistically bring pleasure rather than pain.
The Part of Personality that, according to Freud, represents internalized ideals and provides standards for judgment (the conscience) and for future aspirations.
The childhood stages of development (oral, anal, phallic, latency, genital) during which, according to Freud, the id's pleasure-seeking energies focus on distinct erogenous zones.
According to Freud, a boy's sexual desires toward his mother and feelings of jealousy and hatred for the rival father.
The process by which, according to Freud, children incorporate their parents' values into their developing superegos.
According to Freud, a lingering focus of pleasure-seeking energies at an earlier psychosexual stage,in which conflicts were unresolved.
In psychoanalytic theory, the ego' protective methods of reducing anxiety by unconsciously distorting reality.
In psychoanalytic theory, the basic defense mechanism that vanishes from consciousness anxiety-arousing thoughts, feelings, and memories.