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Is the psychodynamic approach psychological or biological?

Psychological

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What is the key assumption of the psychodynamic approach?

All behaviour is controlled by conflict in the unconscious mind

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What research methods are used in this approach?

Case studies

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Briefly give an example of a case study in the psychodynamic approach:

Anna o
• fundamental study to development of psychoanalysis
• repressed emotions after fathers death and they emerged physically in symptoms

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What is a real life application of the psychodynamic approach?

Psychoanalysis inc.
Dream analysis

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What does dream analysis do as a real life application?

Aims to give access to the unconscious mind to resolve conflict

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Is dream analysis effective as a real life application?

Schredl et al - only used in 28% of therapy sessions

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Is the psychodynamic nature, nurture or interactionist?

Interactionist

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What does interactionist mean?

Believes both nature and nurture play a part

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Give an example of how the approach supports nature:

Born with and id
Biologically programmed to pass through psychosexual stages

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Give an example of how the approach supports nurture:

Behaviour is influenced by childhood experiences

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Is the psychodynamic approach scientific or non scientific?

Non scientific

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Why is the approach non scientific?

You can not falsify it
Non scientific research methods

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Is the psychodynamic approach reductionist or holistic?

Holistic

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What does holistic mean?

It looks at everything to give a complete explanation of behaviour

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Is the psychodynamic approach free will or deterministic?

Deterministic

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How is the approach deterministic?

You have little free will, your are the product of early childhood experiences

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Is the approach nomothetic or idiographic?

Idiographic

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What does idiographic mean?

It looks to explain an individual's behaviour rather than everyone's

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