Psychodynamic Perspective

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Assumptions of the Approach

  • Human development is a dynamic process, i.e. it is driven or motivated by certain forces
  • Early experience is very important for it shapes personality, relationships etc
  • Different areas of the mind are in constant conflict, and understanding these will allow us to understand behaviour
  • The mind is split into 3 - the preconscious, unconscious and conscious. Conflicts in the unconscious manifest into…


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