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Unformatted text preview: Psychology 100-06 Psychodynamic The Psychodynamic Theory The psychodynamic perspective argues that behavior is motivated by inner forces and conflicts about which we have little awareness or control. It views dreams and slips of the tongue as indications of what a person is truly feeling within a seething cauldron of unconscious psychic activity What is the focus of youre theory? Our behavior and feelings are powerfully affected by our unconscious motives Our behavior and feelings as adults are rooted in our childhood experiences How does psychodynamic theory view or explain human development? Child development consists of day-to-day incremental changes, not precipitous stages. Psychodynamic themes such as orality, dependence, autonomy, and trust issues that are important all through life, although they take different forms Freud and Erickson have two specific views on development Freud...
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2012 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Cave during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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