Personality theory chapter 5 &6

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Personality theory chapter 5 &6
2013-10-15 15:33:57
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Vocabulary on chapter 5 and 6 personality
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  1. Persona
    The archetype that consists of the "mas" we wear in order to function adequately in interpersonal relationships. the mask or public face takes as many forms as the roles we engage in on regular basis.
  2. Personal unconscious
    The region of the mind or psych that contains the individual's experiences that have been blocked or repressed from conscious awareness. It is comparable but not identical to Freud's dynamic unconscious.
  3. Libido
    In the Jungian theory, the libido is a general life energy, of which sexual urges are only one aspect. This life faorce or energy manifests itself in our diverse feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Liberated energy can be shaped, channeled, suppressed, repressed, blocked, or expressed.
  4. Introversion
    The tendency to be internally oriented, reserved, reflective, and socially inhibited or circumspect.
  5. Individuation
    This is the full development of all aspects of the psyche into a unique and harmonious whole. In this process, the individual come to experience and expresses the various components of his or her psych.
  6. Extroversion
    The tendency to be externally oriented, condiment, outgoing, and accommodating.
  7. Entropy
    A law of physics that states that energy will flow from the most to the least energized areas. In Jungian theory, the principle of entropy implies that the least energized archetype or human potential will acquire energy in the course of life
  8. Enantiodromia
    The play of opposites within every personality. Jun discerned a multiplicity of conflicting themes, discordant opposites, and antagonistic forces that individuals faced in their pursuit of individuation or wholeness.
  9. Complex
    In Jungian theory, a set or collection of interrelated ideas or fantasies that are highly valued by the individual and which reside in the personal unconscious. Such thoughts are usually united by the common underlying theme.
  10. Collective unconscious
    For Jung, that part of the psyche that is presumed to contain representation of the collective experiences of humanity. It is the depository of instincts and archetypes that go beyond one's own personal experience.
  11. Animus
    An archetype consisting of the male component of the psyche. On the positive side, it includes the ability to reason and use logic to solve problems, and on the negative side it leads to argumentativeness and social insensitivity.
  12. Archetypes
    Jung's term for universal themes or symbols that are residue of ancestral emotional life. they lead to predispositions to behave and to experience reality in certain ways.
  13. Anima
    An archetype; consisting of the female component of the psyche. Includes the positive characteristics of warmth and initiutive understanding and the negative components of moodiness and irrationality.
  14. Analyctic psychology
    The term Jung gave to identify his personality theory and therapeutic approach. this term was in contradistictions to the Freudian psychoanalyctic approach and to the Alderian individual psychology.
  15. Principle of equivalence
    First law of thermodynamics which states that the amount of energy in a system is neither created nor destroyed but only transformed. Thus an increase in psychic functioning in one area of interest or preoccupation will lead to a compensatory decrease in functioning another part of psyche.
  16. Psyche
    In Jungs theory, the sum total of all aspects of the personality including all conscious and unconscious components. To Jung, the psych transcends to time and space
  17. Self
    In Jungs theory, a psyche that has achieved balance and has developed into a harmonious whole. In addiction, self is a term used that provides guidance towards wholeness.
  18. Shadow archetype
    The archetype that represents the dark, evil, and repulsive side of human mixture. the shadow archetype is universal, but its specific contents vary individually. It is often projected onto other people.
  19. Synchronicity
    The meaningful coincidence of two or more outer or inner events (e.g., dreams or visions). They may occur around the same time but have no appoint cause-and-effect connection.
  20. Transcendent function
    The driving force behind individuation, the innate tendency to pursue inner harmony.
  21. Classic defenses
    Repression, denial, asceticism, projection, altruistic surrender, displacement, turning-against-self, reaction formation, reversal, sublimation, introjection, identification-with-the-aggression, isolation, undoing, and regression.
  22. Ego mastery
    The ego's ability effectively to deal with both internal drives and external reality. Ego mastery invalues the individuals growing awareness of inner and outer demands.
  23. Metapsychological profile
    Developed first by Anna Freud, it is the psychoanalyst's way of organizing all of the information obtained about a patient during a diagnostic assessment. it integrates the findings into a coherent picture of the person's dynamic, genetic, economic, structure and adaptive functioning.
  24. Psychoanalytic ego psychology
    An approach that focuses on the unique properties of the go in guiding a person's  capacity to master the demands of life, not just react to them. An extension of Freudian theory, it addresses inconsistencies between the classical Freudian theory and observations that people often are able to transcend their drives and impulses.