Distinguish among the concepts of denial, repression, projection, reaction formation, and displacement.
In which ways is Freud’s thinking no longer valid?
This quiz covers Chapters 3 and 4 of the course textbook:
Friedman, H. S. & Schustack, M. W. (2016). Personality: Classic theories and modern research, 6th Ed. Pearson: Boston.
Essay answers must be more than 3 or 4 brief sentences, but kept within the bounds of a short-answer essay exam (i.e., 2-3 paragraphs). All your writing must be in your own words. Paraphrase (restate what you read) rather than copying material from the course textbook or the Internet. No copying is permitted in this course and doing so will result in zero points on the exam. Answers must be written in narrative, paragraph form. Lists and/or sentence fragments also will not receive points.
1. Distinguish among the concepts of denial, repression, projection, reaction formation, and displacement.
2. In which ways is Freud’s thinking no longer valid? What does his work provide that is useful to a modern study of personality?
3. Think about Sigmund Freud’s view of children and contrast it with that of his daughter, Anna. How did each distinguish the psychology of adults from that of children in terms of the id and the ego?
4. Mahler thought that the degree of integration and separation between parent and child contributed greatly to healthy and unhealthy relationships in adulthood. What might be examples of healthy and unhealthy degrees of closeness between parents and children?