Strengths and Weaknesses of the Psychodynamic Approach

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What is the first strength of the psychodynamic approach?
The value of practical applications
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What is the type, aim and success of therapy?
Dream analysis, make unconscious issues conscious so they can be resolved and Bergin 83% of pps improved during psychoanalysis
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What does this suggest?
It is strong as it has improved the quality of many people's lives
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What is the second strength of the psychodynamic approach?
It throws light on the very important nature nurture debate
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Does the approach suggest innate factors on environment or both?
Nature and Nurture
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Give example for nature?
ID is innate and inborn which is pleasure driven
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Give example for nurture?
Childhood experiences and the physcosexual stages also affects adult personality
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What is the first weakness of the physchodynamic approach?
Deterministic
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Give an example how?
Behaviour is shaped by the unconscious mind and childhood experiences over which we have no control eg: analy retentive
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For example?
Person doesn't change to be tidy it is because of harsh potty training in the anal stage
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What does this suggest?
indivuals have no free which is a very pessimistic approach to behaviour because it gives people excuses for their behaviour
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What is another weakness?
It is reductionist
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For example?
Behaviour only shaped by unconscious mind ignores brain chemistry internal processes, eg: depression
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What does this suggest?
It explains behaviour in an oversimplified way
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