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Psychodynamic Theories & Theorists - Chapter Summary
In this helpful chapter, you'll review psychodynamic theories and theorists. Our lessons cover the definition of psychodynamic psychology, as well as an explanation of what this type of psychology encompasses. Feel free to review these topics as many times as needed to master them. If you'd like to watch just one portion of a video lesson over again, use the video tabs feature to quickly jump back. To help you stay on track, take the short quiz offered after each lesson. This chapter is designed to help you:
- Explain the psychoanalytic schools approach to psychopathology theory
- Name some of the influential female psychologists and their contributions
- Define self theory, ego theory and the object relations theory
- Outline Erikson's stages of identity formation
- Identify the social development theories of Erich Fromm
1. Psychodynamic Psychology: Definition & Explanation
Psychodynamic psychology began with Sigmund Freud, but, over time, his theory of psychoanalysis gave birth to revised perspectives among people who styled themselves Neo-Freudians. In this lesson, you'll get an overview of key Neo-Freudians and how they revised Freud's ideas.
2. Psychoanalytic Schools Approach to Psychopathology Theory
Here, we will explore the basic tenants of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic theories as they relate to psychopathology. Two techniques for treatment are also explored briefly.
3. Influential Female Psychologists: Contributions & History
Learning about women in psychology is an important part of understanding the history of the field and its most important influences. This lesson gives you an overview of some of the most influential female psychologists.
4. Ego Theory, Self Theory, and Object Relations Theory
You may look at psychological problems in terms of problems with the ego, the development of the self, or relationships with others. In this lesson, we'll look closer at ego theory, self theory, and object relations theory.
5. Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples
How do we form identities as we age and grow? To answer this question, Erik Erikson came up with eight stages of identity formation that revolve around conflict and resolution. Who are you, and who will you become after completing this lesson?
6. Erich Fromm's Social Development Theories & Influences
In this lesson, we will discuss the social development theories of Erich Fromm, as well as identify the influence that Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx had on Fromm's theories.
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Other chapters within the Psychology 310: Psychology of Personality course
- Introduction to Personality Psychology
- Personality Research & Assessment
- Psychoanalytic Theories of Personality
- Adler & Jung & Personality Theory
- Neo-Analytic & Ego Approaches to Identity
- Biological Aspects of Personality
- Behavioral & Learning Aspects of Personality
- Cognitive & Existential Theories of Personality
- Humanistic Theories & Theorists
- Trait Aspects of Personality
- Required Assignments for Psychology of Personality