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Psychodynamic Approach

1. a) Outline the two assumptions of the Psychodynamic Approach. [4 marks]

b) Describe the Theory of Personality Development. [8marks]

S ­ state

E ­ explain

X ­ example

One assumption of the Psychodynamic Approach (P.A) is that the mind is split into 3 parts. The Id

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tendencies for attention, and also projection where the unacceptable thought is attributed to another
person (you don't like someone so you convince yourself that they don't like you either).

2. Describe how the Psychodynamic Approach has been applied to Dream Analysis. [12 marks]



One of the main assumptions…

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3. a) Evaluate two strengths of the Psychodynamic Approach. [6marks]

b) Evaluate two weakness of the Psychodynamic Approach. [6marks]

One strength of the Psychodynamic Approach (P.A) is that it is useful and has been successfully
applied to the `real world' through its therapies to treat people with abnormal behaviour like…

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5. Explain and evaluate the methodology used by the Psychodynamic Approach. [12 marks]

E explain

X ­ example

E ­ evaluate

A apply

The Psychodynamic Approach (P.A) uses ideographic methodologies like Case Studies study the
reasons behind behaviour. This is because it believes in the uniqueness and individuality of each…


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