Psychodynamic Perspective

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Focus?
Behaviour is affected by our unconscious mind.
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mind operates on 3 levels...
Conscious, preconscious & unconscious
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Tripartite personality?
ID, EGO, SuPEREGO
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Psycho sexual stages of dev elopment?
Oral, Anal, Phallic, Latency, Genital
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main assumption?
many important influences on behaviour come from the unconscious mind/
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Implication?
to understand behaviour, conflicts & desires of unconscious mind need to be accessed & addressed.
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Similarity?
F & TC both use small sample of 1 pp
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Difference?
Type of data collected by & TC
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Strength?
It offers an explanation for why people develop mental disorders which s due to the subconscious mind.
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Strength?
It suggests ways in which disturbed individuals can be helped or treated through psychotherapy.
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Weakness?
The methods used are not always objective and thereore open to bias.
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Weakness?
The studies can often used unrepresentative samples.
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mind operates on 3 levels...

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Tripartite personality?

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Psycho sexual stages of dev elopment?

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