The psychodynamic perspective

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What are the assumptions of the psychodynamic perspective?
All behaviour can be explained in terms of inner conflicts of the mind. 2. Emphasises the role of the unconscious mind, structure of personality and the influence that childhood experiences have on later life.
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Describe the parts of the personality.
Freud believed it is made up of the id, ego + superego. Id pursues pleasure and instant gratification. In unconscious mind. Ego deals with demands of superego and id. Is in conscious mind. Superego = conscience and ego ideal, in our unconscious mind.
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What are the psychosexual stages?
The oral stage, anal stage, phallic stage, latency period and genital stage.
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What are the strengths of the psychodynamic perspective?
1. Has many practical applications - highly useful as it helps us to develop theories. Huge impact on counselling, psychotherapy and psychiatry. 2. Longitudinal case study methods used. Provides in-depth, qualitative data.
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What are the limitations of the psychodynamic perspective?
1. Not scientific methods used. Difficult to test theory of unconscious motivation. 2. Not representative of wider target population.
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What research supports the psychodynamic perspective?
Freud - Little Hans' horse phobia and oedipus complex. Thigpen and Cleckley - Eve White's multiple personalities.
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Freud believed it is made up of the id, ego + superego. Id pursues pleasure and instant gratification. In unconscious mind. Ego deals with demands of superego and id. Is in conscious mind. Superego = conscience and ego ideal, in our unconscious mind.

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