The Psychodynamic Model. www.psychlotron.org.uk. Main assumptions: Psychological disorders are caused by emotional problems in the unconscious mind The causes of these emotional problems can usually be traced back to early childhood
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Unacceptable sexual desires
The conscious. The small amount of mental activity we know about.
The preconscious. Things we could be aware of if we wanted or tried.
The unconscious. Things we are unaware of and can not become aware of.
Really BadThe Unconscious Mind
OK Guys – I’m in charge. Anything you want has to go through me.
Listen up! I’m in charge, and you are not here to enjoy yourselves. Get ready for a double-size portion of anxiety with a side order of guilt!
Sex! Food! Drink! Drugs! NOW!
Who turned out the lights?
OK. First, gimme food. Then I want sex – lots of it and I don’t particularly care whether it’s with a willing partner. Then I want to hurt people. Badly. Probably be hungry again after that so…
OK then. Let’s go.
Sexual desire for parent
Playing with faeces
Sexual desire for partner
Aggression against the parents turned back in on the self
Fear of something (e.g. sex) that is projected onto something innocuous