PSY_405_Week_2_-_Psychodynamic_Personality_The (1) - 89999

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Psychoanalytic Theory The psychoanalytic approach assumes that the psychological apparatus of the mind needs some kind of energy to make it go. This energy is used in psychological work such as planning, thinking, feeling, remembering. -Made the Case Study method popular in psychology -DefenseMechanisms -Free association -Projective Tests (TAT, Rorschach) -Highlighted the importance of Childhood -Highlighted the importance of the unconscious mind -Dream analysis The value and validity of psychoanalysis as a theory and treatment have been questioned, since its inception in the early 1900s. There has been much criticism as well as praise regarding psychoanalysis over the years, but a hard look at both the positive and negative feedback of critics of psychoanalysis shows that psychoanalysis is a great idea in personality that should not be overlooked...
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Psychoanalytic Theory