The Psychodynamic Approach Quiz

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  • Created on: 19-05-16 09:58

1. What is a weakness of the theory of psychosexual stages?

  • The concepts are not measurable and therefore cannot be tested.
  • The case studies were objective as they didn't require interpretation.
  • His development of psychoanalysis was particularly useful in the treatment of those with neuroses.
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2. At what age does the Genital stage occur?

  • Lasts from birth to around 18 months.
  • Lasts from 18 months to around 3 years old.
  • Starts at puberty.
  • Around the age of about 5 years old.

3. At what age does the Latency period occur?

  • Lasts from 18 months to around 3 years old.
  • Around the age of about 5 years old.
  • Lasts from birth to around 18 months.
  • Starts at puberty.

4. What two ways can cause a fixation?

  • Frustration and deprivation.
  • Having a expulsive or retentive character.
  • Frustration and overindulgence.
  • Gaining pleasure in a psychosexual stage.

5. What is regression?

  • Using the comforting behaviours of an earlier age to cope with something which is currently causing a significant amount of stress.
  • Keeping thoughts in the unconscious mind so that they are not remembered, as they are not allowed inside the conscious.
  • When thoughts or wishes that an individual finds to be unacceptable are transferred onto someone or something else, or the urges/thoughts are turned into something different.

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