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Words for Taboo final Freud related words

Sigmund Freud

founder of psychodynamics. Theorized the Id, Ego, and Superego. Free Association. Oedipus complex

1st Force in Psychology

This "wave" is Psychodynamics, led by Freud


below mental awareness the iceberg, what's under the ocean


Mental elements that are not currently in awareness but can be recalled into awareness with varying degrees of difficulty. Associated with Freud


Mental elements that are not currently in awareness but can be recalled into awareness with varying degrees of difficulty. Associated with Freud


Aspect of personality associated with Freud, driven by the pleasure principle


Part of personality associated with Freud, driven by reality principle, mediates between the needs of the Id and the superego


Part of personality associated with Freud, driven by the moralistic principle, rule oriented, decide what is right and wrong.


Defense mechanism, forcing unwanted experiences into the unconscious to defend against pain and anxiety.

Reaction Formation

Defense Mechanism, Person represses one impulse and adopts the exact opposite form of behavior. Gay person protesting gay marriage.


defense mechanism in which unwanted urges are directed onto other objects or people to disguise the original impulse.


defense mechanism, blocking of an experience or an aspect of it from awareness because it is inconsistent with self-concept


in psychosexual development when an individual becomes stuck in a stage he is _________, defense mechanism that arises when psycic energy is blocked at one stage of development, thus making change or psychological growth difficult.


reverting of behaviors learned in earlier stages of life, defense mechanism.


defense mechanism, the ego reduces anxiety by attributing an unwanted impulse onto another person. A person who is always untidy with always say that his/her roommate is a slob.


defense mechanism, in which the process of separating unwanted impulses, desires, and needs from the self system.


defense mechanism, putting areas of life into distict section not allowing them to intermix when there is a problem in one area, it cannot affect the other.


defense mechanism, repression of the genital aim of arrows, substitution my a cultural or social aim. Someone who is angry and wants to be aggressive, who instead goes running, which is socially acceptable.

Oral stage

Psychosexual development, pleasure from the mouth. 12 to 18 mo. of life.

Anal stage

Psychosexual development, pleasure from the excretory function, potty training, happens in the second year of life.

phallic stage

Psychosexual development, oedipus complex is navigated in this section, assocaited with knowing the difference between gender specific body parts.

Oedipus Complex

Frueds's most controversial theory. Boy identifies with mom, falls in love with mom, fears castration, realizes can't have mom, becomes like/identifies with dad, hopes to find woman like mom.

Latency stage

Psychosexual development, time between infancy and puberty when psychosexual development is at a stand still.

Genital stage

Psychosexual development, associated with adolescents, period of life beginning with puberty and continues into adulthood that is marked by full sexual identity.

Feudian slips

also called a paraprax, misreading or incorrectly saying something that is caused by unconscious wishes or desires.

Latent Content

the unconscious meaning of a dream, revealed through interpretation, Freud believed this was more important than what actually happened or was manifested.

Manifest Content

parts of the dream that are being described, surface or conscious level of a dream.


Psychology as proposed by Freud, theory of personality, approach to Psychotherapy and methods of investigation.

Reality Principle

Ego is driven by this, what is possible versus what the superego and id want.

Pleasure Principle

Id is driven by this, instinctual or natural urges.

Idealistic/Moralistic principle

Superego is driven by this, rules and norms of what is right and wrong.


sex or pleasure seeking drive.

Defense Mechanisms

ways the ego diverts anxiety, not healthy to use all the time, but everybody uses them to some extent.


Strong undeserved feelings the patient/client develops toward the analysist during the course of treatment, stems from previous experiences about parents.


a Freudian slip, as a result of unconsious wishes.

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