two strengths and weaknesses of the psychodynamic approach

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Q3a) two strengths of the psychodynamic approach

PARA 1,  STRENGTH NO.1:

  • It takes into account both sides of the nature-nurture debate
  • FREUD claimed that adult personality is the product of innate drives (nature) and childhood experiences (nurture).
  • these innate drives include the structure of teh ersonality (id, ego and super ego), as well as the psychosexual stages that every child passes through.
  • in each of these stages, frustration or over-indulgence may lead to a fixation on that stage and predictable adult personality characteristics. 
  • Freud's theory therefore considers the influence of nature (things we are born with), and nurture (things that develop through experience). 

PARA 2 STRENGTH NO 2:

  • Psychodynamic approach has proved useful to be useful in several ways; it highlights the fact that childhood is a critical period in development, who we are and become is greatly influenced by our childhood experience.
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