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Ch 5: The Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior Lesson Plans

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The Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about the psychodynamic model of abnormal behavior in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

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.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayThe 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
TuesdayErikson'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
WednesdayCarl Jung's theories
Alfred Adler's theories
Jungian, or analytical, psychology; personality theory; human psyche
Humanistic view, individual psychology
ThursdayEgo 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
FridayCommon psychodynamic treatments
Assessing the psychodynamic model
Free association, interpretation, catharsis
Strengths and weaknesses of the psychodynamic model of psychology

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The Psychodynamic Model and Abnormal Functioning

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.

Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory on Instincts, Motivation, Personality & Development

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.

Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples

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.

Freud and Erikson's Approaches to Psychoanalytic Theory: Differences & Analysis

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.

Carl Jung's Theories: Personality, Psyche & Dreams

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.

Alfred Adler's Theories: Overview & Summary

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.

Ego Theory, Self Theory, and Object Relations Theory

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.

Self-Concept & Self-Esteem in Organizational Behavior

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.

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

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.

Assessing the Psychodynamic Model: Strengths and Weaknesses

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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