The Psychodynamic Approach Of Psychology

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The psychodynamic approach includes all the theories in psychology that see human functioning based upon the interaction of drives and forces within the person, particularly unconscious and between the different structures of the personality. Freud (writing between the 1890s and the 1930s) developed a collection of theories which have formed the basis of the psychodynamic approach to psychology. His theories are clinically derived for example whatever his patients told him during the therapy he would usually just treat them for either depression or just anxiety related disorders and that is all he really put people problems down to when they came to him. (McLeod S.A 2007)
On the other hand, humanistic approach focuses on human behaviour from third person point of view and from the first person. It is commonly known as the ‘third force’ in psychology and that is after psychoanalysis and behaviourism, it offered different types of approaches for understanding human nature and the human condition, it also offered a wide range of methods of inquiry to study human behaviour and finally it offered a broader range of more effective methods within professionals who offered this service. (McLeod S.A 2015)
The two types of investigations used within psychodynamic psychology are case studies and clinical interviews. Case studies provide accurate data, they are in depth investigations of either an individual, a group or a full community. They are there to both create an understanding of…
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