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What does this assumption say?

Behaviour is influenced by the unconscious mind

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What analogy is used to explain the unconscious mind?

The iceberg analogy

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What are the 3 parts to the iceberg analogy?

The conscious mind
The precocious boundary
The unconscious mind

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What does the conscious mind contain?

Information you are currently aware of

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What forms between the conscious and the unconscious mind?

The preconscious boundary

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What does the unconscious mind do?

Drives our behaviour

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What is the unconscious mind?

Inaccessible
Unknown

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What might the unconscious mind contain?

Traumatic memories
Desires
Fears

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What did Freud believe we are motivated by?

Unconscious emotional drives and conflicts

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If someone was showing self destructive behaviour what would Freud say it was he result of?

Conflict in the unconscious mind

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What is the only way to resolve behaviours according the Freud?

To bring the content of the unconscious mind to the conscious mind to resolve the conflict

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What is the unconscious mind related to?

Ego defence mechanisms

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When and why does the ego use ego defence mechanisms?

When conflict arises between the id and superego in order to protect itself

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State 4 types of ego defence mechanisms:

Repression
Displacement
Regression
Denial

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What is repression?

Unconsciously locking away traumatic or disturbing memories, thoughts and desires to prevent us consciously thinking about them

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What could use of repression lead to, give an example:

- self destructive behaviours
- e.g someone repressing memories of abuse might unconsciously want to punish themselves or make themselves look less attractive so they demonstrate self destructive behaviour

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What is displacement?

Unconsciously taking out your feelings about a particular person or situation onto a innocent substitute object

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What could the use of displacement lead to, give an example?

- aggressive behaviour
- e.g. Taking out your frustrations about your boss on your cat when you get home

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What is regression?

Unconsciously moving back in psychological time when faced with stress (e.g. Behaving in a way you would associate with a much younger age)

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What is denial?

Refusing to acknowledge the reality of a situation

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What condition linked to abnormally high levels of dopamine could be explained by denial?

Addiction

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