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Below is a sample breakdown of the Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||The psychodynamic model and abnormal functioning|
Freud's psychoanalytic theory of instincts, motivation, personality and development
|Abnormal psychology, psychodynamic model|
Psychoanalytic theory, the three levels of consciousness, id, ego, superego, reality principle
|Tuesday||Erikson's stages of identity formation|
Differences between Freud and Erikson's approaches to psychoanalytic theory
| Psychosocial identities, emotional life, social circumstances, Erikson's eight stages of development|
Psychosexual vs. psychosocial stages
|Wednesday||Carl Jung's theories|
Alfred Adler's theories
|Jungian, or analytical, psychology; personality theory; human psyche|
Humanistic view, individual psychology
|Thursday||Ego theory, self theory and object relations theory|
Self-concept and self-esteem in organizational behavior
|Dissociative disorder, four parts of a person's self|
Traits, competencies, values
|Friday||Common psychodynamic treatments|
Assessing the psychodynamic model
|Free association, interpretation, catharsis|
Strengths and weaknesses of the psychodynamic model of psychology
1. The Psychodynamic Model and Abnormal Functioning
There are many ways to view the causes and treatments of psychological disorders. In this lesson, we'll look closer at the psychodynamic model of psychology and its benefits and drawbacks.
2. Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory on Instincts, Motivation, Personality & Development
Learn how Sigmund Freud's theories helped shape our modern understanding of human motivation and personality development. Review key terms and take a quiz at the end of the lesson to test your knowledge.
3. 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?
4. Freud and Erikson's Approaches to Psychoanalytic Theory: Differences & Analysis
Differentiate between Freud's and Erikson's approaches to psychoanalytic theory in this lesson. You will examine and compare developmental stages side by side and have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Self-Concept & Self-Esteem in Organizational Behavior
Companies have to have a clear understanding of employee personality traits in order to motivate, challenge and train them to be productive. Two traits that affect an individual's view of themselves are self-concept and self-esteem.
9. 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.
10. Assessing the Psychodynamic Model: Strengths and Weaknesses
When people think about psychology, many immediately think of Sigmund Freud. But, how good were his ideas? In this lesson, we'll look at the psychodynamic model of psychology and its strengths and weaknesses.
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