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trait that distinguishes between people who place emphasis on social harmony and those who emphasize self-interest
unconscious maneuvers intended to minimize anxiety
defense mechanism - avoiding emotions associated with anxiety-provoking experiences by focusing on abstract and impersonal thoughts
five Freudian psychosexual stages (in order)
defense mechanism - transformation of an anxiety-provoking emotion into its opposite
defense mechanism - providing a reasonable-sounding explanation for unreasonable behaviors or failures
defense mechanism - motivated forgetting of distressing external experiences
unique pattern of psychological and behavioral characteristics; enduring thoughts, feelings, actions
trait that distinguishes between those likely to experience negative emotions from those who are emotionally stable
the tendency of the ego to postpone gratification until it can find an appropriate outlet
statistical technique that analyzes the correlations among responses on personality inventories
the tendency of the id to strive for immediate gratification
defense mechanism - returning psychologically to a younger, and typically safer, age
Freudian belief that all actions are meaningful
defense mechanism - unconscious attribution of our negative characteristics to others
trait that distinguishes intellectually curious, imaginative people from down-to-earth, conventional people
Freudian belief that all psychological events have a cause
traits that have surfaced repeatedly in factor analysis of personality measures
relatively enduring predispositions that influence our behavior across many situations
Freudian agency controlling the psyche’s executive and principal decision making
“third force” in psychology; compared to psychoanalysis and learning theories
emphasize thinking as a cause of personality, internal/external locus of control
the drive to develop our innate potential to the fullest possible extent
psychoanalytic theory was pioneered by him
defense mechanism - motivated forgetting of emotionally threatening memories or impulses
trait that distinguishes those who are disciplined from those who are spontaneous
Freudian belief that we rarely understand why we do things
Freudian concept that dreams transform our sexual and aggressive instincts into symbols that represent wish fulfillment and require interpretation
trait that distinguishes between those who have high engagement with the external world and those who are not engaged
Freudian agency controlling basic instincts; primitive impulses, including sex and aggression
Freudian agency controlling our sense of morality
defense mechanism - directing an impulse from a socially unacceptable target onto a safer and more socially acceptable one
transcendent moments of excitement and tranquility marked by a profound sense of connection to the world

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