Psychodynamic Approach Flashcards

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Assumption of the Psychodynamic Approach
Behaviour is ruled by the unconcious,innate drives cause our behaviour,the early years of our life can affect our adult behaviour.
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Implication of the Psychodynamic Approach
All aspects of our unconcious provide valuable data for interpretation therefore we must accept that not all features of behaviour and personality can be measured and quantifed.
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Strength 1 of the Psychodynamic Approach
Allows psychologists to see how behaviour can develop over time as a result of subconcious forces (Freud)
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Strength 2 of the Psychodynamic Approach
Allows psychologists to suggest why individuals behave in ways they cannot easily explain or understand (Thigpen and Cleckley)
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Strength 3 of the Psychodynamic Approach
Allows psychologists to suggest causes of mental disorders. (Freud)
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Weakness 1 of the Psychodynamic Approach
Studies which take this approach often use unrepresentative samples.(Both studies)
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Weakness 2 of the Psychodynamic Approach
Methodology used may not be objective and therefore open to bias. (Both studies)
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Weakness 3 of the Psychodynamic Approach
The perspective is based on concepts that are difficult to test and verify scientifically. (Both studies)
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Similarities of the Psychodynamic Approach
Both case studies Eve White vs Little Hans
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Differences of the Psychodynamic Approach
Age of sample - Eve 25 year old woman vs Little Hans 3 year old boy
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Studies that take this approach
Freud + Thigpen and Cleckley
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All aspects of our unconcious provide valuable data for interpretation therefore we must accept that not all features of behaviour and personality can be measured and quantifed.

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