Flashcards in Anxiety and defenses Part 2 Deck (12):
leakages from the unconscious mind that manifest as mistakes, accidents, omissions, or memory lapses
From belief that everything has a cause
What is Forgetting?
suppressing something in the unconscious mind affects real life
-Usually the result of repression
What are slips?
Often in speech, but also in action
More likely when a person is tired, not paying attention, in a hurry, or excited
What is humor?
a forbidden impulse is expressed in a controlled manner
What are Good jokes?
surprise is used to let otherwise problematic thoughts and impulses be enjoyed without causing anxiety
What are bad jokes?
there is not a forbidden impulse; too direct to be surprising
Critiques for psychoanalyic theory?
-Dependence on case studies
Theories are based on introspection and insight from specific cases, not on public, scientific observations
High likelihood of bias
What is another critique of psychoanalytic theory?
Concepts not defined in terms of the operations or procedures used to identify or measure them (operational definitions)
Can psychoanalytic stuff be tested?
Untestability: cannot be proven false
Hypotheses based on the theory can only sometimes be proven false
What are critiques regarding sexism?
Males are considered to be the norm
Females are considered as aberrations or deviations from the male model
Freud thought females had less self-esteem, creativity, and morality than males