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Describe the major models of personality within the psychodynamic perspective. Define the concept of ego defense, and give examples of commonly used ego defenses.
Identify psychodynamic concepts that have been supported by empirical research. Discuss current trends in psychodynamic theory. Perhaps you waited until the last minute to begin studying for an exam, even though you knew that delaying so long would ensure that you got a poor grade.
Or maybe you spotted a person you liked across the room—someone about whom you had romantic feelings—but instead of approaching that person you headed the other way and felt ashamed about it afterward.
It can help you understand why you chose not to study for that test, or why you ran the other way when the person of your dreams entered the room.
According to psychodynamic theory, a lot of our behaviors and preferences of adulthood are shaped by the experiences in our childhood. Few theories in psychology have evoked such strong reactions from other professionals and members of the public.
Controversy notwithstanding, no competent psychologist, or student of psychology, can ignore psychodynamic theory. This module reviews the psychodynamic perspective on personality. We then discuss the place of psychodynamic theory within contemporary psychology, and look toward the future as well.
Core Assumptions of the Psychodynamic Perspective The core assumptions of psychodynamic theory are surprisingly simple. Moreover, these assumptions are unique to the psychodynamic framework: No other theories of personality accept these three ideas in their purest form.
Primacy of the Unconscious Psychodynamic theorists contend that the majority of psychological processes take place outside conscious awareness. In psychoanalytic terms, the activities of the mind or psyche are presumed to be largely unconscious.
Research confirms this basic premise of psychoanalysis: Critical Importance of Early Experiences Psychodynamic theory is not alone in positing that early childhood events play a role in shaping personality, but the theory is unique in the degree to which it emphasizes these events as determinants of personality development and dynamics.
This is especially true of experiences that are outside the normal range for example, losing a parent or sibling at a very early age. Psychic Causality Our every thought and behavior —even something as seemingly random as which seat you choose on the bus —results from biological or psychological influences.
Freud set out to explain psychological phenomena in terms that could be linked to neurological functioning as it was understood in his day. Thus, it is most accurate to think of psychodynamic theory as a set of interrelated models that complement and build upon each other. Three are particularly important: The Topographic Model In his book, The Interpretation of Dreams, Freud introduced his topographic model of the mind, which contended that the mind could be divided into three regions: The preconscious contains material that is capable of becoming conscious but is not conscious at the moment because your attention is not being directed toward it.
You can move material from the preconscious into consciousness simply by focusing your attention on it. Consider, for example, what you had for dinner last night.
Not to worry, in a few moments it will be preconscious again, and you can move on to more important things. Dreams play an important role in psychodynamic theory, as they are often considered the central route through which the unconscious expresses itself to the conscious mind.
Danmo, CC0 Public Domain, https: The Psychosexual Stage Model Freud remained devoted to the topographic model, but by he had outlined the key elements of his psychosexual stage modelwhich argued that early in life we progress through a sequence of developmental stages, each with its own unique challenge and its own mode of sexual gratification.
Note that—consistent with the developmental challenges that the child confronts during each stage—oral fixation is hypothesized to result in a dependent personality, whereas anal fixation results in a lifelong preoccupation with control.
Oedipal fixation leads to an aggressive, competitive personality orientation.Criminology: the study of crime and behavior. Theories to explain criminal behavior have been around along as recorded history.
Aristotle: poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. (An environmental view of the antecedents of crime) Sir Francis Bacon (’s): “Opportunity makes a thief”, pointing out the power of the situation to affect behavior.
Psychology is best defined as the "scientific study of behavior in humans and animals." Behavior is what people and animals do: e.g., what a person says about last night's dream, and how long it takes a rat to run a maze.
You might think that psychology was the "study of the mind" due to the. o Identify the major schools of. thought in psychology and examine. their major underlying assumptions.
o Identify the primary biological. foundations of psychology linked to. behavior. PSY UOP Courses. PSY Week 2 Discussion.
Question 1. PSY Week 2 Discussion. Because of this, behavioral therapy tends to be highly focused. The behavior itself is the problem and the goal is to teach clients new behaviors to minimize or eliminate the issue. Old learning led to the development of a problem and so the idea is that new learning can fix it.
An optometrist is an independent primary healthcare provider for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.
Understand the history of psychology (e.g., the recognition of historical figures, important theoretical foundations and conflicts) B. Demonstrate Knowledge in Selected Content Areas Biological bases of behavior and mental processes (e.g., physiology, comparative psychology.