The Psychodynamic Approach Quiz

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

  • His theory was unique to the individual and their life.
  • The concepts are measurable and therefore are scientific.
  • Freud provided some new treatments to patients with mental health problems, which were otherwise unavailable – his development of psychoanalysis was particularly useful in the treatment of those with neuroses.
  • The case studies required personal interpretation.
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2. At what age does the Latency period occur?

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

3. What is libido?

  • Energy that never increases or decreases; sexual energy.
  • The instinct for self-preservation and sexual energy, which leads to arousal.
  • The death instinct; provides energy to inhibit eros.

4. What is the adult character if fixation occurs in the anal stage?

  • Either anal-expulsive OR anal-retentive.
  • Either envious, pessimistic and sarcastic OR optimistic, admiring and gullible.
  • Reckless, vain, proud, and possibly incapable of loving another person.
  • Fixation cannot occur.

5. What are defence mechanisms?

  • Keeping thoughts in the unconscious mind so that they are not remembered, as they are not allowed inside the conscious.
  • Designed to push thoughts, feelings and desires out of the conscious mind, or can transfer a desire onto something safer.
  • The conflicting demands in the id.


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