Ch 7: Psychodynamic Theories & Approaches

About This Chapter

This overview of psychodynamic theories and approaches can teach you about Alfred Adler's theory of individual psychology, Carl Jung's theory about dreams, and other related topics. The lessons in this chapter are valuable when working on class assignments or preparing for a test.

Psychodynamic Theories & Approaches - Chapter Summary

In these lessons on psychodynamic theories and approaches, you can review Carl Jung's theory on the human psyche and the eight stages of psychosocial development identified by Erik Erikson. You can also gain a clearer understanding of ties between trauma in childhood and phobias. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Discuss motivations and hidden subconscious thoughts
  • Explain Carl Jung's theory on dream analysis
  • Describe Alfred Adler's therapeutic technique
  • Interpret conflict associated with psychosocial development
  • Recall methods used to treat the subconscious

These easy-to-understand video lessons can help you comprehend the topics presented on psychodynamic theories and approaches. You can use your personal Dashboard to keep track of the lessons you've completed. You can also review all of the lessons or just a select few based on your needs. A brief quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge.

5 Lessons in Chapter 7: Psychodynamic Theories & Approaches
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Psychodynamic Approach in Psychology: Definition & Explanation

1. Psychodynamic Approach in Psychology: Definition & Explanation

Do dreams reveal our hidden subconscious thoughts and motivations? Could something traumatic in your childhood be the reason behind bad habits, fears or phobias? The psychodynamic approach in psychology may be the answer to those questions and more.

Carl Jung's Theories: Personality, Psyche & Dreams

2. Carl Jung's Theories: Personality, Psyche & Dreams

In this lesson, we will be discussing Carl Jung's theories. Specifically, we will look at his theories on personality, dream analysis and the human psyche. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Alfred Adler's Theories: Overview & Summary

3. Alfred Adler's Theories: Overview & Summary

Alfred Adler's psychoanalytic theory of individual psychology has had a large impact. This lesson will provide a brief overview, explain key concepts, and explore the therapeutic technique used by Adler.

Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development: Conflicts & Growth

4. Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development: Conflicts & Growth

Erikson identified eight stages of psychosocial development, with each stage presenting a conflict that must be overcome. This lesson will discuss the conflict and growth associated with each stage of development.

Common Psychodynamic Treatments: Free Association, Therapist Interpretation, and Catharsis

5. Common Psychodynamic Treatments: Free Association, Therapist Interpretation, and Catharsis

Psychodynamic theory says that psychological problems come from a person's subconscious. But, how do you treat the subconscious? In this lesson, we'll look at three methods: free association, dream interpretation, and catharsis.

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