Psychology 2310A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Ego Ideal, Ego Psychology

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Clinical psychology textbook notes chapter 12 psychotherapy: the psychodynamic perspective. Focuses on motives and con icts in the search for roots of behaviour depends heavily on the analysis of past experiences. Freud was fascinated by josef breuer"s patient with hysteria anna o. She presented several hysterical symptoms, apparently precipitated by the death of her father. During one trance anna told breuer about the rst appearance of one of her symptoms that when she came out of the trance was gone. The events of anna helped prompt freud"s initial theories about the unconscious, the talking cure, catharsis, transference and moral anxiety: freudian view. Psychic determinism a major assumption of freudian theory that holds that everything one does has meaning and is goal directed. The mundane behaviour, the bizarre behaviour, the dream and the slip of the tongue all have signi cance and meaning. To account for many aspects of human behaviour freud assumed unconscious motivation.

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