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The Science of Psychology
The Biological Perspective
Sensation & Perception
Motivation and Emotion
Testing and Intelligence
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
2013-14 Example Starters
When I was a kid...
In the future...
At a concert...
In a world...
If you were raised by wolves...
At a restaurant...
Basically I got in trouble because...
One does not simply...
If you were alone in the world...
When the zombies come...
When you're driving...
When I have kids...
We could test this out...
If we didn't have this...
In a rap battle...
I could use my knowledge of this to predict that...
While studying for my test...
_______ is related to _______ because...
When you are playing call of duty...
Biology, natural selection, and adaptation
Heightened human abilities
The Ninja and His Nemesis
Nature v Nurture
Gina and Tina: Separated Twins
Book Definition: A clinical viewpoint emphasizing the understanding of mental disorders in terms of unconscious needs, desires, memories, and conflicts.
In Your Own Words
Gets to the back bone of the problem by the therapist asking about dreams and childhood experiences
Behavior arises from unconscious needs, conflicts, repressed memories, dreams, and childhood experiences.
Believes in dark forces in our subconscious that influence everything we do.
Refers to the mind as a mental boiler, holding pressure of unconscious sexual and destructive behaviors.
This is the idea that the mind (psych) is a reservoir of energy (dynamics).
Includes ALL theories of psychology.
A therapist helping an alcoholic uses leading questions to convince the patient that their problem is caused by their unconscious or childhood experiences.
Psychoanalysis: originally a medical technique devised to treat hysteria.
Takes into account the sexual drives that could arise from the unconscious
A person attends therapy because they have a history of abuse. The therapists claims repressed memories of this experience are the cause of their inability to have a healthy relationship with anyone.
- Dreams are often viewed as a window into the subconscious.
- Freud believed that dreams could help us gain understanding of our subconscious mind.
Freud's Stages of Psychosexual Development
Desires: Oral stimulation by sucking, eating, crying, babbling
Challenge: Overcoming Dependency
Later Problems: smoking, nail-biting, chewing, gluttony (excessive eating and drinking), obesity, talkativeness, dependency, gullibility
(1-3 years approx.)
Desires: Anal stimulation by bladder and bowel function
Challenge: Toilet Training, Self control
Later Problems: Messiness, temper tantrums, destructiveness, cruelty, excessive cleanliness, stinginess, coldness, distance aloofness.
(3-6 years approx.)
Desires: Stimulation of genitals
Challenge: Oedipus complex, erotic attraction to parent of opposite sex and hostility toward parent of same sex
Later Problems: Masturbation, jealousy, egocentric sex, sexual conquest, problems with parents
(6 years-puberty approx.)
Desires: Repression of sexual and aggressive desires, including those involved in the Oedipus complex
Challenge: Consciously: Learning modesty and shame
Unconsciously: Dealing with represses Oedipal conflict
Later Problems: Excessive modesty, preference for company of same-sex, homosexuality
Desire: Mature sexual relationships
Challenge: Displacing energy into healthy activities, establishing new relationship with parents
Later Problems: None
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