Psychodynamic assumptions

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  • Assumptions
    • The importance of the unconscious mind
      • A main focus of Freud's theory was how the unconscious is by far the largest part of the mind and has a great influence on the individual, even though it cannot by definition be known. The individual does not know they are fixated.
    • The importance of early experiences
      • Another main focus of the theory is on the first 5 years of life where the main stages are worked through
    • The presence of energy and libido energy
    • Development occurs through stages that all children pass through


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