Schizophrenia - SS2 - Explanations - Psychodynamic - Research

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Which 2 psychologists support the psychodynamic theory?
Freud and Fromm-Reichmann
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What were Freud's claims based on?
Case studies of neurotic women
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According to Fromm-Reichmann, who is the schizophrenogenic mother?
Someone who is cold, dominant, creates conflict, rejecting, overprotective, self-sacrificing, moralistic about sex, fearful on intimacy
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Which psychologists go against the approach?
Waring & Ricks
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What did Waring & Ricks find about schizophrenic mothers?
They tended to be anxious, shy, withdrawn and incoherent = opposite to Freud
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What is Freud's theory often criticised for?
Being based on assumptions not facts
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What practical applications are there?
Psychoanalysis is widely used to help schizophrenics get unconscious thoughts out of their mind
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What does the theory de-emphasise the importance of?
Biology - evidence that neurotransmitters affect development of schizophrenia
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