The Psychodynamic Model and Abnormal Functioning


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The psychodynamic model of psychology was founded by:

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1. Freud believed that psychological problems came from:

2. Which of the following is NOT a part of the psychodynamic treatment process?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What's considered abnormal? The word can have several definitions and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of abnormal psychology. You will look at Sigmund Freud, the psychodynamic treatment, and the origins of the psychodynamic model.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following topics:

  • Mental illness
  • Psychodynamic Model
  • Contributing factors
  • Importance of childhood

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - Connect a person's response to whether or not their behavior is abnormal
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as The Psychodynamic Model
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as abnormal and psychosis

Additional Learning

To learn more about abnormal psychology, review the accompanying lesson called The Psychodynamic Model and Abnormal Functioning. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify key factors considered when using the psychodynamic model
  • Identify who established this model
  • Define abnormal
  • Explain why people with psychosis can't be treated with this model
  • Identify treatments used