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Lesson objectives &
outcomes
· Lesson objective
· to know the psychodynamic explanation of
abnormality
· Lesson outcomes
· Identify different types of dysfunction
· Explain & evaluate the key features of the
psychodynamic approach…read more

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The Psychodynamic Model
· Main assumptions:
1. Abnormal behaviour lies in the way
your mind works, however much of our
behaviour is driven by unconscious
motives
2. If you have unresolved conflict this will
manifest itself in psychological
disorder.
3. Childhood is a critical period in
development
· NB: Therefore physiology has
NOTHING to do with abnormal
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Freud's theories
1. Development of personality id,
ego superego
2. Psychosexual development The
causes of these emotional
problems can usually be traced
back to early childhood…read more

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The Development of
Personality: The Psyche
Ego: Superego:
Id:
Reality Morality
Instincts
Theego.
The
The id. This
superego. is the
This is the
This animal
is the
part part
moral
of the of
psyche the
part psyche
of and is
the psyche
concerned with
governed
and
reality byto
is. governed
It tries instinctual
by the out
balance drives
needthe tolike food,
behave
demands in
of drink
ways
the id and
our
with
sex.
the
parentsIts general
constraints
would of motive is
the superego
approve the
of. in
Whensatisfaction
a way
wethat is
don't,of it
these
realistically
desires. If
punishes uspossible
frustrated
with anxiety it becomes
and guilt. aggressive.…read more

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www.psychlotron.org.uk
Healthy According to the model, a psychologically
healthy person has a strong ego, which
Psyche can hold the id's instincts in check but
still allow it some gratification in a way
OK Guys ­ I'm in charge.
Anything you want has to go that the superego finds acceptable.
through me. What do you think would happen if...
OK.
OK.
Ego
Id Superego…read more

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Vanessa-Ranae

Clear to understand. Thank you!

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