The Psychodynamic Theory
For your essay, this week, do the following:
- Provide a detailed description of the structures of personality, (the Id, the Ego, and the Superego) focusing on how these three structures interact in our minds as well as the roles that each one plays.
- Provide a brief description of the five defense mechanisms:
- Reaction Formation
- Finally, provide a specific example each of repression, projection, displacement, reaction formation, and regression. These examples should be your original creations—apply what you know about each defense mechanism and come up with your own example of how to showcase the individual defense mechanism.
You should include the information presented in Chapter 10 on personality development to show understanding of the weekly readings. You will also have to use sources outside of our textbook to find information on the various defense mechanisms (please be sure to cite your sources).
Our lecture this week discusses these defense mechanisms and more in detail. You should review the lecture if you are unsure about any of these terms/theories.
Your essay should be at least 500 words in length and should be presented in APA format, including a title page, in-text citations, a running header, page numbers, double spacing, and a reference page. Your assignment should use terms/references directly from the chapter, and all extra outside research must be properly cited.