Are there any advantages to thigpen and cleckley’s study over freuds is way of working with patients?

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Are there any advantages to thigpen and cleckley’s study over freuds is way of working with patients? Freud’s study, Analysis of a phobia in a five-year old boy, is the account of the treatment of little Hans; a five year old boy who had been suffering form anxiety that led to a number of phobias. Freud uses this case study as strong support for his psychoanalytic ideas concerning; the unconscious determinism, psychosexual development, the Oedipus complex, the cause of phobias and psychoanalytic therapy itself. Little Hans was analyzed and treated though his father (a strong believer of Freud’s ideas) .who based his reports of little Hans’s behavior and statements. His treatment was achieved by inferring the unconscious causes of…show more content…
Where els in Thigpen and cleckley’s study there was no prior relationship between researcher and patient This can be seen as a very relevant advantage. Another advantage to thigpen and cleckley’s study is that there where 2 people doing the research as opposed to one (the case with little Hans) (one might argue that there where two people in Freud’s study, but as prior stated In that particular case it is seen to be more of a disadvantage than an advantage) this would lead to a more accurate and detailed study because there where more that 1 person doing the research and observing the patient. And hence the results of the study are likely to be more objective. Probably the main advantage to account of the treatment of however is the amount of qualitative data that they obtained about eve white, and in particular their use of modern technology to do so. Where els in Freud’s time the technology available to psychiatrists in thigpen and cleckley’s time, simply did not exist, there for giving thigpen and cleckley the upper hand. In

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