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Unformatted text preview: Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic perspective – Focuses on unconscious processes and unresolved past conflicts. Sigmund Freud Austrian physician who was fascinated with the mind’s influence on behavior and physical body. He believed that problems are caused by conflicts between what people believe to be acceptable behavior and their unacceptable motives, which he believed were primarily of a sexual or aggressive nature. These conflicts and motives were hidden in the unconscious, a part of the mind outside our awareness. He believed that early childhood experiences help shape our adult personalities and behavior. Behavior Perspective (B.F. Skinner + John Watson) – Emphasizes objective, observable, environmental influences on overt behavior. B.F. Skinner He was convinced that we could use behavior approaches to actually “shape” human behavior. This shaping could change the present negative course of human kind.behavior....
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PSYCH 1301 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at TAMU Intl..
- Spring '08