Evaluation of the psychodynamic approach and Freud's theories

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A strength of the psychodynamic approach is that Freud came up with psychanalysis, why?
This provided treatment that was previously unavailable and focuses on neuroses, it saved people from other treatments that we would now see as barbaric
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Freud's theories were developed from case studies, why is this a strength?
Because they were from in-depth research that looked into every aspect of a person's life which means it was built on research with strong validity
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What doesn't Freud's approach use?
Scientific measure, the data is qualitative so are not generalisable
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Is Freud's research generalisable?
No because it uses case studies of only one person and does not use scientific method
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Can Freud's research be rigorously tested?
No
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Can aspects such as the unconscious, id, ego and superego be reached and or measured?
No
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What could Freud's case studies that may be a weakness?
Subjective
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Who did Freud mainly work with and why is this a weakness?
Middle class women from Vienna so the sample cannot be generalised
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What does Freud only focus on?
Childhood and adolescence and this is a weakness
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