The Psychodynamic Theory Of Psychology Essay

700 Words Oct 4th, 2014 3 Pages
Who really cares about the psychodynamic approach in psychology? It will never apply to me in real life? Never in my life will I come in contact with it. WRONG, just think back to when you were a kid. If you did not wear name brand clothing you were not considered “cool”. If you had the cool named brand clothing you were view as superior to those who did not. Now they we are older we now understand no matter what they wore, they were the same person. I believe that the psychodynamic perspective in psychology is basically getting inside someone’s head to view their unconscious to evaluate who they really are and how they think.
There is a significant amount of people that have made contributions to this approach in psychology such as, William James, who termed the 'Subconscious Mind '. Psychodynamics was initially further developed by Carl Jung, Alfred Adler and Melanie Klein. By the mid-1940s and into the 1950s, the general application of the "psychodynamic theory" had been well established ( “Psychodynamics." ) The best known example of the psychodynamic approach is Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory of personality. There are many other theories based on Freud’s ideas, but Freud was the first to challenge the view that mental disorders were caused by physical illness. He proposed that psychological factors were responsible. He believed that behavior is influenced by: three parts of the mind (Id, ego, and superego), different levels of consciousness (Conscious,…

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