The Psychodynamic Approach Quiz

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  • Created on: 19-05-16 09:58

1. What is the adult character if fixation occurs in the phallic stage?

  • Fixation cannot occur.
  • Either envious, pessimistic and sarcastic OR optimistic, admiring and gullible.
  • Reckless, vain, proud, and possibly incapable of loving another person.
  • Either anal-expulsive OR anal-retentive.
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2. What part of the body is the focus of sexual energy in the Anal stage?

  • The genitals.
  • The anus.
  • The mouth.
  • There isn't one.

3. What is a strength of Freud's defence mechanisms?

  • They are objective as they do not require interpretation.
  • There are everyday examples of all of the above defence mechanisms in real life.
  • Can be tested scientifically, as the DV is operationalised.

4. What is a weakness of Freud's defence mechanisms?

  • They are objective as they do not require interpretation.
  • The concept of defence mechanisms cannot be tested scientifically, as the DV is not operationalised.
  • There are everyday examples of all of the above defence mechanisms in real life.

5. As a key assumption of the approach, what did Freud believe was the significance of the unconscious?

  • The unconscious mind is the part of the mind that we can access if we need to but it's not in our conscious mind.
  • We have a certain amount of energy which doesn't increase or decrease.
  • Our genetics determine our gender development due to the difference between the one Y chromosome.
  • The unconscious mind is the largest and most powerful, and it was almost inaccessible, but he believed accessing it cured neuroses.

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