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Psychodynamic Approach to Abnormality
Abnormal behaviour is caused by unconscious, underlying psychological factors
Suggests conflict and anxiety may occur during childhood because a person's ego is
not yet developed enough to deal with the ID's desires ­ They also cannot cope with
the superego's moral demands (Knowing right from wrong)…

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Free Association:

Patient given a cue word ­ Asked to say any ideas or memories that come into their
Freud ­ In doing this, repressed thoughts would emerge ­ Give insight into
unconscious problems causing abnormal behaviour

Dream Analysis:

Thought that certain part of mind keeps repressed thoughts in…


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