Flashcards in 1.2.6 Compare & Contrast Psychodynamic Deck (19):
Is the psychodynamic approach psychological or biological?
What is the key assumption of the psychodynamic approach?
All behaviour is controlled by conflict in the unconscious mind
What research methods are used in this approach?
Briefly give an example of a case study in the psychodynamic approach:
• fundamental study to development of psychoanalysis
• repressed emotions after fathers death and they emerged physically in symptoms
What is a real life application of the psychodynamic approach?
What does dream analysis do as a real life application?
Aims to give access to the unconscious mind to resolve conflict
Is dream analysis effective as a real life application?
Schredl et al - only used in 28% of therapy sessions
Is the psychodynamic nature, nurture or interactionist?
What does interactionist mean?
Believes both nature and nurture play a part
Give an example of how the approach supports nature:
Born with and id
Biologically programmed to pass through psychosexual stages
Give an example of how the approach supports nurture:
Behaviour is influenced by childhood experiences
Is the psychodynamic approach scientific or non scientific?
Why is the approach non scientific?
You can not falsify it
Non scientific research methods
Is the psychodynamic approach reductionist or holistic?
What does holistic mean?
It looks at everything to give a complete explanation of behaviour
Is the psychodynamic approach free will or deterministic?
How is the approach deterministic?
You have little free will, your are the product of early childhood experiences
Is the approach nomothetic or idiographic?