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People develop in 6 levels.

Physical, social, emotional, intellectual, psychological and moral.

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What are developmental psychologists?

People who study human development in detail and have divided development into physical, social, emotional, moral and intellectual growth.

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What are the 5 characteristics of Human Growth?

1. Development in human beings is similar all over the world.
2. Development is sequential and builds on earlier development.
3. Development is individualized.
4. Development is interrelated.
5. Development is continuous throughout life.

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What are the 3 temperaments?

Sensitive, placid (happy), aggressive.

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3 key elements of a nurturing relationship.

Comfort, play and teach.

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What are the 3 systems of the mind?

ID, Ego, Superego.

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What does fixated mean?

Getting stuck on a particular stage.

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What are Freud's psychosexual stages?

Oral, anal, phallic, latency and genital.

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Oral age group and focus.

0-18 months, pleasure enters on the mouth. (sucking, biting, eating)

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Anal age group and focus.

18-36 months, pleasure on bowel and bladder elimination and control.

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Phallic age group and focus.

3-6 years old, pleasure zone is genitals coping with incestuous feelings.

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Latency age group and focus.

6 years-puberty, repressed sexual feelings.

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Genital age group and focus.

puberty, maturation of sexual interests.

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Oedipus refers to...

Boys

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Electra refers to...

Girls

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What is the libido?

A natural source of energy that fuels the mechanisms of the mind.

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What is fixation?

Where energy stops.

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Denial.

Refusing to perceive something, protecting oneself from reality.

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Repression.

Unconsciously preventing painful or dangerous thoughts from entering awareness.

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Displacement.

Substitute a different target for impulses when the original would be dangerous or unacceptable.

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Projection.

Attributing one's own feelings, shortcomings or unacceptable impulses on others.

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Reaction Formation.

Preventing dangerous impulses from being expressed in behaviour by exaggerating opposite behaviour.

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Regression.

Retreating to an earlier level of development or to earlier, less demanding habits or situations.

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Rationalization.

Justifying your behaviour by giving reasonable and "rational" but false, reasons for it.

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Sublimation.

Working off unmet desires or unacceptable impulses, in activities that are construction.

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Compensation.

Counteracting real or imagined weaknesses by emphasizing desirable traits or seeking to excel in the area of weaknesses.

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Your relatively distinctive and consistent ways of thinking, feeling and acting.

Personality.

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A reservoir of mostly unacceptable thoughts, wishes, feelings and memories.

Unconscious.

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Information that is not currently conscious, but is retrievable into conscious awareness.

Preconscious.

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Psychoanalytic method of exploring the unconscious in which the person relaxes and says what comes to mind.

Free Association.