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vertical and hierarchical architecture of human consciousness

structural model of the mind

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belief that significant psychic events take place below the surface in the unconscious mind

structural model of the mind

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primarily unconscious

id

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goal is immediate gratification of the drives, otherwise it would create anxiety if not allowed

id

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both has conscious and unconscious components

superego

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mediator between the id and superego

ego

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it is where most people are especially when performing executive functions

ego

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collection, identification, organization, and interpretation of sensory information to represent and understand the environment

perception

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acquisition of new, modifying and reinforcing existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, values and preferences

learning

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ego's capacity to distinguish what is occurring in one's own mind from what is occurring in the external world

reality testing

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single most important ego function

reality testing

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ability to have logical, coherent, and abstract thoughts

thinking

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becomes disorganized during stress

thinking

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ability to understand; action of grasping with the intellect

comprehension

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experience of feeling or emotion

affect

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capability of particular individuals to make decisions after careful thought; discernment

judgment

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conflict between superego and id produces _________

anxiety

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ego defense is recruited to decrease anxiety. as a consequence, a character trait or symptom is formed and is referred to as ________________

defense mechanism

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compromise;
can be normal and adaptive

defense mechanism

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allows expression of impulses in a disguised form

defense mechanism

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roles of defense mechanism

soften feelings of inadequacy
protect sense of personal worth

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4 classification of defense mechanism

narcissistic/psychotic
immature
neurotic
mature

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defenses usually found as part of psychotic processes

narcissistic

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3 narcissistic defense mechanisms

denial
distortion
projection

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reality ignored to avoid painful feelings and memories

denial

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can be adaptive or maladaptive
seeing but not acknowledging what one sees, hears

denial

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altering one's perception of the environment by replacing reality with a more acceptable version in order to suit the inner needs

distortion

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devoid of reality

distortion

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casting out unacceptable thoughts or feelings onto others

projection

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misinterpreting motives, attitudes, feelings, intentions of others

projection