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CO R E S T U D Y: F r e u d (1909)

Analysis of a phobia in a 5 year-old boy.

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Freud


Learning Outcomes
By the end of this session you will have progressed by being able
to:
1. Recap the Psychodynamic Approach, Levels of Consciousness,
Freud's Theory of Development & the Oedipus Complex
2. Outline the main points of Freud's case study on Little Hans
3. Identify evidence from the…

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Assumptions
Behaviour is ruled by the unconscious
Innate drives (often sexual) cause our behaviour
Strengths
Still used in society e.g. psychotherapy
Explains many different aspects of human behaviour
Weaknesses
Little empirical evidence, mostly case studies
Often culturally or historically biased

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Levels of
Consciousness


Id Ego SuperEgo

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2. The Psychodynamic Approach

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THE OEDIPUS STORY

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C O R E S T U D Y: F r e u d (1909)

Analysis of a Phobia in a 5 year-old boy.

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Freud's Couch
C O R E S T U D Y: The Case of Little Hans.




Freud's famous couch, which you can see in the Freud
Museum in Swiss Cottage.
In the case of Little Hans, however, he didn't use the couch
because Hans' father undertook the interviews.

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Freud's Couch




Freud's famous couch, which you can see in the Freud
Museum (Finchley Road, Central London)
In the case of Little Hans, however, he didn't use the
couch because Hans' father undertook the interviews.

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C O R E S T U D Y: The Case of Little Hans.
CORE STUDY: Freud (1909)
Analysis of a phobia in a five year-old boy.

Why is this case important?
Only published case study of a child by Freud. All
others were of adults.
Provides evidence for the…

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