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Ch 4: The Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior

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Watch online video lessons to learn about the psychodynamic approach to personality development. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these psychology topics.

The Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Psychology is a fairly new science, and ideas introduced in the psychodynamic model have paved the way for many theoretical approaches that attempt to explain human behavior. In this chapter, you will be introduced to key players whose ideas remain relevant in the field of psychology today. Gain an understanding of the psychodynamic model, learn about significant theorists, and recognize terms and techniques associated with the model. This chapter can help you understand the following:

  • Theoretical concepts behind the psychodynamic model
  • Major psychoanalytic theorists and their approaches
  • Explanations of personality development
  • Psychodynamic treatment techniques
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the model

Video Objective
The Psychodynamic Model and Abnormal Functioning Learn about psychodynamic theory and how it is applied to abnormal behavior.
Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory on Instincts, Motivation, Personality & Development Study the ideas of Freud, exploring his highly influential theories on the id, ego, and superego, the unconscious, and psychosexual development.
Erikson's Stages of Identity Formation Look at Erikson's approach to psychoanalytic theory.
Differences Between Freud and Erikson's Approaches to Psychoanalytic Theory: Differences & Analysis Compare and contrast the approaches of Freud and Erikson.
Carl Jung's Theories: Lesson & Quiz Be introduced to Carl Jung and his theories of personality.
Alfred Adler's Theories: Lesson & Quiz Recognize Adler's contribution to the psychoanalytic model.
Ego Theory, Self Theory, and Object Relations Theory Learn about theoretical influences on behavior within the psychodynamic model.
Self-Concept & Self-Esteem in Organizational Behavior Examine the impact of self-perception on behavior.
Common Psychodynamic Treatments: Free Association, Therapist Interpretation, and Catharsis Explore some psychodynamic techniques used in the treatment of abnormal behaviors.
Assessing the Psychodynamic Model: Strengths and Weaknesses Consider some commonly held opinions, both positive and negative, of the psychodynamic model.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: The Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior
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The Psychodynamic Model and Abnormal Functioning

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.

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

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.

Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples

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?

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

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.

Carl Jung's Theories: Personality, Psyche & Dreams

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.

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

6. 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.

Assessing the Psychodynamic Model: Strengths and Weaknesses

7. 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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