Flashcards in Week 5 - Birth Of Humanism Deck (9)
Construct to represent all of the interacting systems within human personality that are needed to account for the mental life and beh of the person.
Psychic energy (libidos)
The principle of conservation
The amount of energy in a system is fixed and if removed from one part of a system will show up in another.
The principle of opposites
Similar to newtons "for every active there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Gatekeeper of consciousness
What one thinks of oneself, the genuine me.
Identities we assume because of socially prescribed roles we play.
The collective unconscious
Reflects the collective experiences that humans have had in their history.
An inherited predisposition to respond to certain aspects of the world.
Persona: the role
Shadow: inferior, evil
Anima: feminine archetype in men
Animus: masculine archetype in woman
The self: innate blueprint
1. Organ inferiority (can compensate for weakness by developing it or emphasising other aspect).
2. Feelings of inferiority (subjective, can become overwhelming or stimulus for growth).
3. Striving for superiority (seek perfection to become whole)