Lecture 13 Monday, October 19, 2009 4:39 PM Important Information: No Class Wednesday!!!! (10/21) Homework: Due Date: 1st 1/2 of "Emotions/Drives" in Kagan & Segal 8th ed. : p.301-321 9th ed. : p.289-304 Read & Make Mind Map Wednesday, Oct. 21st 2nd 1/2 of "Emotions/Drives" in Kagan &Segal 8th ed.: p.322-340 9th ed.: p.304-end of chp. Read & Make Mind Map Wednesday, Oct. 28th Midterm: (will cover the chapters we've been studying & lecture notes) Nov. 2nd (IN CLASS) Copies of all 6 Mind Maps Due in Black &White Midterm: Lectures Notes and 3 Chapters in Kagan & Segal (Emotions/Drives, Conditioning & Learning, Brain), There will be no questions from Tony Buzan. You are handing in the mind maps at the exam, but you can't use them during the exam. There will be no review. Object-Relations Theory (cont'd) Melanie Klein (cont'd) The Paranoid-Schizoid Position (cont'd) Borderline Personality Disorder (cont'd) Main Features of Borderline Personality Constant instability in relationships. Always running in and out, breaking off, restarting relationship, etc. An extreme example is the idealization/devaluation scenario. It can be a lover, colleague, etc. Impulsiveness in self-damaging ways: e.g., sabotaging things when they are going well. Inappropriate intense anger, that is difficult to control. Need for massive total control of other person. This includes physical control, e.g., through violence, obsessive talking without stopping, using the other person without concern for them (someone who uses people). Inability to resolve conflicts internally; they act out conflicts through you. And you usually feel so terrible at this, that you don't realize the borderline pushed this into you. Projective Identification: shaming, etc. Hatred of true self, both in themselves and in others. END OF CLINICAL/DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCH. WILL CONTINUE CLINICAL/DEVELOPMENTAL LATER IN THE SEMESTER. Cognitive Psychology Cognitive means to do with knowledge and information. Perception Perceptual Organization: billions of photons/light-rays hit the retina at the back of your eye. Your mind organizes them into powerful cohesive objects set in space. This process of organizing involves grouping the stimuli together into objects. Notice that, because there are billions of points of light hitting the retina, there are an almost infinite number of alternative groupings that you can make. "Perceptual Organization" is the study of why the perceptual system chooses one grouping as opposed to the alternatives. Theory offered by the GESTALT SCHOOL Gestalt School: Germany/Austria 1920s - 1930s The main idea put forward by this school was that the perceptual system groups by using criteria - and these criteria are really aesthetic criteria.