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Psychodynamic Psychology: Definition & Explanation

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Which of the following is NOT among the core principles of psychodynamic psychology?

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1. Who among the Neo-Freudians explicitly rejected the importance of sexuality in psychodynamics?

2. In the collective unconscious, archetypes are associated with _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of psychodynamic psychology. You will be quizzed on the principles of this theory and the theorists who follow this approach.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Core principles of psychodynamic psychology
  • A Neo-Freudian who rejected the importance of sexuality in psychodynamics
  • Associations that archetypes have
  • The component of personality that the superego is associated with
  • Psychodynamic theories

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychodynamic theories lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Adler's and Freud's theories
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding famous proponents of psychodynamic psychology

Additional Learning

To learn more about this psychological theory, review the accompanying lesson on Psychodynamic Psychology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the basic principles of psychodynamic psychology
  • Define terms such as defense mechanisms, Oedipus complex, free association and insight
  • Learn about Freud and his components of personality
  • Understand Jung's theory of analytical psychology
  • Distinguish differences between introvert and extravert
  • Know Adler's individual psychology theory
  • Recall information about Horney and her views on basic anxiety
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