Psychodynamic Approach

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Name the three Psychodynamic assumptions
Influence of Childhood Experiences, Unconscious Mind and Tripartite Personality
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List all of the psychosexual stages
Oral, Anal, Phallic, Latency, Genital.
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What does fixation mean?
Fixation is when a psychosexual stage has not been resolved because the needs have not been met.
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What does overindulgence mean?
This is when the needs of the child have been more than met.
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List the three levels of consciousness
Conscious, Preconscious, Unconscious.
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What are the defence mechanisms a defence from?
Anxiety
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List three defence mechanisms
Repression, Denial, Regression, Rationalisation, Intellectualisation, Displacement, Projection, Reaction Formation and Sublimation
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Name the three parts to the tripartite personality
Ego, Superego, ID
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What is the Oedipus Complex?
It's when a young boy focuses their sexual energy on their mother.
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What is the Electra Complex?
it's when a young girl gets penis envy.
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What is castration anxiety?
It is an unconscious fear of penile loss.
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Name the therapy used in the Psychodynamic Approach
Dream Analysis
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What is the aim of Dream Analysis?
To turn manifest content (what we remember thinking), into latent content (the true hidden meaning).
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How is a relationship formed through the Psychodynamic Approach?
Parent-child relationships Or Romantic relationships
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List the three main components of Dream Analysis
Condensation, Displacement and Secondary Revision.
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What is condensation?
A number of dream-elements (themes, images, figures, ideas, etc.) are combined into one, so that the dream becomes more compact or condensed than the dream-thoughts.
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What is displacement?
It is when a dream itself seems to be about one thing, whereas the dream-thoughts showed it was actually about something else.
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What is secondary revision?
It turns dreams into something more closely resembling coherent 'daydreams'
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What are the strengths of the Psychodynamic Approach?
Nature / Nurture, Usefulness, Reflects the complexity of human behaviour.
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What are the weaknesses of the Psychodynamic Approach?
Reductionist / Oversimplified, Determinist, Can't be proven wrong.
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