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Psych Test 4

the ethical component of the personality and provides the moral standards by which the ego operates. The superego’s criticisms, prohibitions, and inhibitions from a person’s conscience, and its positive aspirations and ideals represent one’s idealized self-image or “ego-ideal.”
The combination of behavior, emotion, motivation and thought patterns that define the individual
Offering self-justifying explanations in place of the real, more threatening unconscious reasons for one’s actions.
Retreating to an earlier psychosexual stage, where some psychic energy remains fixated.
a view that explains personality in terms of conscious and unconscious forces.
our personality develops from the interactions among what he proposed as the 3 fundamental structures of the mind- id, ego, and superego.
Refusing to believe or even perceive painful realities.
Switching unacceptable impulses into their opposites.
the personality component made up of unconscious psychic energy that works to satisfy basic urges, needs, and desires. Operates based on the pleasure principle which demands immediate gratification of needs.
argues that human behavior is the result of the interactions among three component parts of the mind: the id, ego, and superego.
Oral, Anal, Phallic, Latency, and Genital
a reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories that are outside of our conscious awareness.
operates according to the reality principle, working out realistic ways of satisfying the id’s demand, often compromising or postponing satisfaction to avoid negative consequences of society. The ego considers social realities and norms, etiquette and rules in deciding how to behave.
Openness to experience, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism.
Shifting sexual or aggressive impulses toward a more acceptable or less threatening object or person.
Disguising one’s own threatening impulses by attributing them to others.