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.