PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACH

What psychologists come to mind when looking at the psychodynamic approach?
Freud & Erikson
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What was the Psychodynamic approach developed from?
Psychoanalysis
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What is the aim of the psychodynamic approach?
To xplain how past experiences exert unconscious influences over current thoughts and emotions.
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What do the therapies within the psychodynamic approach aim to do
Aim to uncover the unconcsious in order to deal with it at a conscious level
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3 Therapies associated with psychodynamic approach
1. Free association: Express anything 2. Word association: Response to stimulus word 3. Dream analysis: Investigating symbolism in dreams
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What are the psychodynamic research methods?
Case studies, dream analysis, used humans
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How does the psychodynamic approach differ from the other approaches?
Uses humans rather than animals, looks at the environment
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What does the psychodynamic approach focus on?
Childhood memories which lead to trauma
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What are the advantages of the psychodynamic approach? (5)
Can treat mental disorders through PSYCHOTHERAPY, E.g Little Han's. Find root cause. Collect qualitative and quantitative data. Considers nature and nurture. Effects on childhood experiences on personality.
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Disadvantages of Psychodynamic approach (5)
Small samples. Can't be directly observed (in our minds). Bias. Incredible- Unobservable and Untestable. Ignores biology. Deterministic.
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