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freud's theory of personality that attributes thoughts and actions to unconscious motives and conflicts
a boys sexual desires toward his mother and feelings of jealousy and hatred for he rival father
according to freud, children incorporate their parents values into their developing superegos
a lingering focus of pleasure seeking energies at early stage because of unresolved conflicts that happened earlier
defense mechanism when someone faced with anxiety retreats to a more infantile stage, back to something they use to do
defense mechanism where ego switches impulse into their opposites. opposite of their anxiety; i hate him because i love him
defense mechanism where people self justify there actions in place of the real more threatening actions, making excuses
defense mechanism where people attribute there own threatening impulses to others, blaming someone else
defense mechanism where people channel their frustration toward a different goal, getting a hobby
concept of shared, inherited reservoir of memory traces from our species history
thematic apperception test
personality test which people express their inner feelings and interests through stories they make up about scenes
explores people's emotional and behavioral responses to reminders of their impending death
ultimate psychological needs that arises after basic physical and psychological needs are met.
longer questionnaires covering a wide range of feelings and behaviors are designed to assess several traits at once
empirically derived test
a test developed by a pool of items then selecting those that discriminate between groups
social cognitive perspective
view behavior is influenced by the interaction between people's traits and social context
the extent to which people perceive control over their environment rather than feeling helpless
external locus of control
idea that chance or outside forces beyond your control determine your fate
when repeatedly faced with traumatic events over which they have no control, come to feel helpless, hopeless, and depressed
overestimating others noticing and evaluating our appearance, performance and blunders
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