Breakdown of The Psychodynamic Approach

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  • Created on: 12-04-10 13:53

This 'Breakdown of The Cognitive Approach' will define this approach in the following categories:

  • Basic Assumptions
  • Key Terms
  • Strengths
  • Limitations


- Unconscious processes, of which we are unaware, determine our behaviour.

- Instincts, or drives, motivate out behaviour and energise the mind.

- Childhood experiences determine adult personality.

- Personality has three parts: the id, ego and superego.


- Free Association: A method used whereby participants are encouraged to talk freely about


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