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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
|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.|
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. 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.
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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Other chapters within the Psychology 106: Abnormal Psychology course
- Intro to Abnormal Psychology
- Clinical Research for Abnormal Psychology
- The Biological Model of Abnormality
- The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Cognitive Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Sociocultural Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Diathesis-Stress Model
- Clinical Assessment in Abnormal Psychology
- Introduction to Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology
- Stress Disorders
- Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology
- Dissociative Disorders in Psychology
- Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology
- Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
- Substance Use Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Cognitive Disorders
- Lifespan Development Disorders
- Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology
- Factitious Disorders
- Treatment in Abnormal Psychology
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology
- Studying for Psychology 106