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PSYC2004lec2spr08post - I The Diversity of Psychology...

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I. The Diversity of Psychology: Modern Perspectives, cont. II. Illustration of the Perspectives III. Psychology As a Science A. The Scientific Method --- ‘OHDAC’ B. Four Attitudes of A Scientific Approach
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History/ 7 Perspectives Psychoanalytic : (e.g. Freud) focus on the unconscious ; clinical problems due to unconscious conflicts Behaviorist : (e.g. Skinner) focus on observable behavior ; behavior changes through learning Humanistic : Psychoan. and behaviorism too simple, negative; focus on the person and how good he/she can become Cognitive : Biological : Evolutionary : Social/Cultural :
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History/ 7 Perspectives Biological : Evolutionary : Social/Cultural :
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Question Suppose a client tells you “I can’t keep a relationship going longer than 3 months. I’m afraid of commitment. Help me!” If you are coming from a psychodynamic perspective, how would you try to help? And what kinds of questions/explanations might you be interested in? How about a behaviorist perspective? A cognitive perspective? ...
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Example: “I’m afraid to commit to being in a relationship” Psychoanalytic : Perhaps look for unresolved conflict with another relationship, like w/ parent or sibling.
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