Thursday, December 13, 2007

Proof that I am a dork....

These were answers that I actually put on an exam:

Castration anxiety and morality is related in the sense that little boys fear becoming little girls by having their little parts cut off. They fear that this would happen because they did something wrong, like having a crush on their mother (Freud’s Oedipus Complex).

Ego and Id are Freudian ideas of the mind. Everyone is born with an ID, the ID who wants pleasure and a nice meal of milk. The Ego is the rational portion of the mind that sees the “reality principle,” or how to get that milk. These two parts are regulated by the Superego that keeps people from stealing other people’s milk.

Generalized other and Self-concept are a part of the symbolic interaction theory. Human interaction is symbolic. An individual’s self concept is really the idea of what other people think about them. The generalized other is internalization of values of others. So people don’t really exist unless other people hear them fall down a tree; “I am, because we are.”

Operant Conditioning and Social Learning both relate to behaviorism. Social learning is the idea that you learn from the actions of other people or society. Operant Conditioning is the idea that behavior is learning by the consequences of that behavior. So if you punch your classmate, and the teacher makes you sit in the corner, you learn that hitting people is bad, because the consequences are that you will be giving a time out and the teacher and classmates will be mad at you, and no one will want to play with you anymore.


Blogger Blues Greene said...

As a former psychology teacher, I'd say that you should do well on this exam. You seem to have these Freudian constructs down pretty well. Good Luck.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Ladyk73 said...

Thank you! Welcome to my blog!

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