psychodynamic approach

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  • Created on: 03-06-10 15:40

The basic assumptions of this approach are :

  • The role of the unconscious mind is very important as it affects our behaviour
  • nSometimes unconscious wishes or desires come through into consciousness during psychoanalysis:
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  • The personality is split into 3 parts:
  • Id - Illogical and demanding- “I want”
  • Freudian slips Free association Dream analysis
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  • Early childhood experiences influence adult behaviour
  • Defence Mechanisms: nUnconscious processes that protect our conscious mind from anxiety. n Terms: Denial, repression and displacement.
  • Freud suggests that the sexual instinct is present


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