Psychology layout. Every unit is the same format. 6 key areas. Historical development and cultural context Key Concepts Basic assumptions Application Methodology Strengths and Weaknesses. Historical development and cultural context. Victorian Society
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Every unit is the same format
The major causes of behaviour have their origin in the unconscious.
Psychic determinism: all behaviour has a cause/reason.
Behaviour is motivated by instinctual drives.
Different parts of the unconscious mind are in contant struggle.
Personality is shaped as the drives are modified by different conflicts at different stages of one's life.Psychodynamic
A large majority of the theory is unrefutable and so is unscientific.
Theory is based on historical reconstruction.
There are problems of construct validity with several key concepts.
Sample was primarily abnormal - and limited to a certain culture and class.
Until recently, the perspective was primarily androcentric.Psychodynamic