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|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
The Psychodynamic Model explains abnormal functioning as a product of repressed emotions, typically from childhood. See examples of benefits and drawbacks that this model poses when evaluating mental health.
2. Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory on Instincts, Motivation, Personality & Development
Psychologist Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory formed the basis for many current psychodynamic theories. Review Freud's theory, including his perspectives on instincts, motivation, personality, and development. Learn about Freud's ideas on the three levels of consciousness, id, superego, ego, and psychosexual development.
3. Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples
According to psychologist Erik Erickson, people go through eight stages of psychosocial development. Explore how these stages play a key role in forming a person's psychosocial identity and see examples of the different stages.
4. Freud and Erikson's Approaches to Psychoanalytic Theory: Differences & Analysis
Psychoanalytic theory examines how an individual's childhood experiences and subconscious influence personality development. Explore Freud's psychosexual theory and Erikson's psychosocial theory, which are two of the more prominent psychoanalytic theories. Compare the two theories to understand similarities and differences, psychosexual vs. psychosocial stages of development, and the analyses used in the theories.
5. Carl Jung's Theories: Personality, Psyche & Dreams
Carl Jung's contributions to psychology include the concepts of introverts and extroverts, the collective unconscious, and symbolism from dreams. Explore Carl Jung's theories on personality, the human psyche, and dream analysis.
6. Alfred Adler's Theories: Overview & Summary
Alfred Adler's approach to psychology focuses on interpersonal relationships and success in three life tasks: social, love-marriage, and occupational. Explore Alfred Adler's theories of individual psychology and its four phases of therapy.
7. Ego Theory, Self Theory, and Object Relations Theory
The psychodynamic model is a way of studying how an individual's experience shapes their psychology and sense of self. Learn more about ego theory, self theory, and object relations theory, and how they help psychologists better understand human behavior and patterns.
8. Self-Concept & Self-Esteem in Organizational Behavior
Self-concept and self-esteem are personality factors that greatly impact how employees view themselves, and understanding these personality traits can help an employer better motivate employees. Examine the differences between self-concept and self-esteem and understand how each are used in the workplace.
9. Common Psychodynamic Treatments: Free Association, Therapist Interpretation, and Catharsis
The psychodynamic approach emphasizes how past traumas impact psychological issues. Explore common psychodynamic treatments including free association, therapist interpretation, and catharsis.
10. Assessing the Psychodynamic Model: Strengths and Weaknesses
The psychodynamic model of psychology suggests that psychological problems are rooted in suppressed emotions from our past. Explore the strengths of the psychodynamic model including addressing childhood trauma, and the weaknesses including overlooking genetics of mental illness.
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